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According to the law, high school students (grades 10-12) are eligible for this type of residency permit. Worth mentioning that there have been uncommon cases where a permit has been issued to students as young as 7th grade in a Portuguese school.
The permit is valid for one year and can be renewed annually if the child continues their studies. Although it provides full residency rights, it does not allow the child to work in Portugal. However, the parents will be able to work once they are reunited with their child.
Come as a tourist and enroll your child into a school
Rent a place for a long-term stay. Obtain NIF's and a certificate from Junta. Afterwards enroll your child in a selected school.
Make an appointment
Make an appointment with the SEF (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras) under Section 92.3. You can call 217 115 000.
Apply to SEF
Gather all the necessary documents and apply on a designated date.
Get a residence permit card.
After your SEF appointment, you will receive your child's residence permit card in the mail within 2-12 weeks."
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