What rights do I have as a holder of a residence permit in Portugal?

You have the right to:

Education and study;

– Employment;

– Self-employment;

– Professional guidance, training, further training and retraining;

– Access to health care;

– Access to law and the courts.

The application of provisions that guarantee equal treatment to foreign citizens shall be ensured, particularly in what concerns social security, tax benefits, trade union memberships, recognition of diplomas, certificates and other professional credentials or documents granting them access to goods and services made available to the public, as well as the application of provisions that grant them special rights.

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