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New Work-seeker Visa

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Does anyone know how to apply for the New Work Seeker Visa? And the requirements? 
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Hi Carrie and welcome to the forums! The legislation is so new we are watching how it will be implemented. This link is to the applicable law. This link is to the requirements.

I did hear something about a decision you need to make on whether you intend to apply for a temporary residence or not. I will let you know if I find or hear anything further.

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@jonesdn2020 Thank for the links and the reply!

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@mscarrie Now I remember the gotcha. It is not finding work and not having the ability to qualify for residence without it. You are basically on a long holiday in Portugal. Now with the accommodation prices it may not be a cheap holiday.

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Reading the law @jonesdn2020 mentioned, you'll have to apply in your nearest portuguese consulate. If you don't have a criminal record and/or aren't forbidden of entering the EU, you'll need a valid travel insurance, valid passport, return ticket and the money to support you while you're in Portugal (in case you don't find a job).

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@antonio_f In the US that would be a VFS office and the link is here. There are several based on your state of residence. I just checked and I do not see that they have added this visa type to the menu options. That doesn't surprise me since the law was passed on August 26.

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@jonesdn2020 So this is the website to keep an eye on, thanks!

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Thanks @antonio_f! Sounds like I might finally qualify for a visa!

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