The residence permit is the title that allows the foreign citizen to stay legally in Portugal. This type of document must be requested from the SEF (Foreigners and Borders Service), upon presentation of all the necessary documentation for this purpose.
There are several types of requests provided for in the Law for granting a residence permit. One of them is carried out based on what is provided for in al. K) of no. 1 of article 122 of Law no. 23/2007, of 04/07/2007, a situation considered special, and which today we have brought up here.
Thus, the law says that those who have minor children residing in Portugal or with portuguese nationality over whom, it is emphasized, effectively exercise parental responsibilities and to whom they ensure support and education, can obtain a residence permit in Portugal.
It is necessary to point out that the residence permit without a residence visa is only granted to foreign citizens who have not been sentenced to a penalty or penalties that, individually or cumulatively, exceed one year in prison, even if, in the case of conviction for a crime intentional act provided for in this statute or in connection therewith, or for the crime of terrorism, for violent crime or for especially violent or highly organized crime, the respective execution has been suspended.
When this type of residence permit is granted, it is valid for 2 years from the date of issue of the respective title and is renewable for successive periods of 3 years. After these 5 years it is possible for the foreign citizen to apply for a permanent residence permit and/or cumulatively portuguese nationality.
Regardless of the information just exposed, we always advise you to contact us directly so that we can follow your case in a personalized way, since each process must always be considered unique, because it will inevitably always be associated with unique particularities that will have to be dealt with accordingly, with a view to their speedy and successful completion.