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 Moji
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Hey guys, I'm new here and I'm really glad. My husband and I are Non-EU and want to come to Portugal with a tourist visa. We just want to know can we change our type of visa in Portugal to D7, D2, study, or any type that we can? I'll be grateful if anyone gives some advice to us.

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In theory yes, in practice no.
A tourist visa doesn't allow you sufficient time in Portugal to do so due to the current backlog and restructuring of the immigration authority.

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 Moji
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Thanks for your reply. Which type of visa can I change to? and if I come to Portugal with complete docs and be ready for the process, is it possible? I think if I apply for the new kind of visa I can stay there legally until the SEF responds. 

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@moji 

I have no idea what visa you can change to as I don't know which category your personal circumstances fall into.

Having entered on a tourist visa (Schengen and Schengen visa waiver) you can't stay beyond 90 days whilst you apply for a resident's visa. Only those who have entered Portugal on a resident's visa (D2, D7, study, etc) can stay after their initial visa expires, but even then the extension is limited UNLESS they have an appointment scheduled with SEF.

Those with a D2/D7 etc have already passed a number of the conditions applicable to them becoming resident, had they not the visa wouldn't have been issued. This system is in place to prevent illegal immigration by persons entering the country on a tourist visa.

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