What conditions have to meet to apply for a residence permit?

To be granted a residence permit, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Possession of a valid residence visa, that is issued to ensure the entry into Portuguese territory to migrants wishing to apply for a residence permit. This visa is valid for a period of six months and allows two entries in the country;
  2. Presence in Portuguese territory;
  3. Nonexistence of any fact that, if known by the authorities before issuing visas, would have prevented the grant of the same.

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