882/892 Residency

In-country Transition (Employment)

The term “882” refers to Article 88, paragraph 2, of the Portuguese immigration law—Residence Permit for Employed Workers without Residency Visa. This initiative grants a residence permit to individuals without prior residency, commonly known as a residence card. As long as individuals have entered the country legally and hold a valid employment contract, they are eligible to submit a residency application.

In-country Transition (Entrepreneur)

Also known as the “Entrepreneur Residency,” this program shares similarities with Article 88, paragraph 2. It offers a pathway to residency for individuals without prior residency. The distinction lies in the approach—while 882 is oriented toward obtaining residency through employment, 892 focuses on securing residency by establishing and operating one’s own company or business.

At Globevisa, we facilitate the seamless transition to Portuguese residency through the 882 and 892 pathways. Whether you are seeking to establish your professional career or embark on an entrepreneurial journey, our team is dedicated to guiding you through every step of the process. With a commitment to compliance and a thorough understanding of Portuguese immigration regulations, we ensure your successful integration into the vibrant Portuguese community.

Time to residency

2 years


   Residency requirement

It is recommended to live for more than 6-8 months per year.

  Established time

Program launched in 2019

Application Requirements

To be eligible for the 882 Residency program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

– Have entered Portugal legally.

– Possess a valid employment contract.

– Be duly registered with the social security system in compliance with Portuguese regulations.

To qualify for the 892 Residency program, applicants should fulfill the following criteria:

– Have legally entered Portugal.

– Be in compliance with social security and taxation regulations.

– Upon entry to Portugal, establish a company or business in accordance with Portuguese laws.

At Globevisa, we specialize in navigating the intricacies of the 882 and 892 residency application processes. Our expertise ensures that you fulfill these requirements seamlessly, guiding you towards successful residency acquisition in Portugal. With an unwavering commitment to compliance and legal procedures, we facilitate your integration into Portugal’s dynamic landscape.

Program Benefits

In essence, the 882 and 892 residency programs offer accessible pathways to individuals who can enter Portugal’s territory. These projects are open to all, making it possible for anyone with a place of residence and an established job or business to apply for the 882 or 892 residency status. Once approved, applicants receive a temporary residence permit, which can be upgraded to a formal residency card upon meeting the specified criteria.

1. Inclusivity

The 882 and 892 programs welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and aspirations, providing an opportunity for a wide range of candidates to pursue residency in Portugal.

2. Flexibility

Whether you secure employment or establish a business, these programs adapt to your chosen path, granting the flexibility to integrate into Portuguese society based on your unique goals.

3. Efficiency

The streamlined application process ensures that once you have a place of residence and meet the employment or entrepreneurship criteria, you can swiftly move from temporary to official residency status.

4. Opportunity

The 882 and 892 programs offer a chance to immerse yourself in Portugal’s rich culture, lifestyle, and business environment, unlocking avenues for personal and professional growth.

At Globevisa, we leverage our expertise to guide you through the intricacies of the 882 and 892 residency programs, allowing you to fully embrace the advantages they offer. Our commitment to your successful transition to Portuguese residency ensures that you can enjoy the benefits of living and working in this captivating country.