On 1 October 2018, several amendments to the Immigration Act will come into force. The changes to the law mainly relate to: 

the streamlining of permit approvals for individuals wishing to attend professional education; for entrepreneurs wishing to invest; and for highly qualified individuals wanting to work in Portugal;  

simplification of the residence regime for seasonal workers and the creation of a new framework for employees transferred from other Member States.  

In addition, it will now be possible to do various visa and permit procedures online. 

Bruno Barbosa, partner at pbbr