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Family reunification


Apply for a residence visa for family reunification

Who Can Get a Family Reunion Visa?

Family members of Portuguese residents are able to join their loved ones if they meet certain criteria. In order to do this, you need a family reunification visa.

This means that the person residing outside of Portugal will need to apply for this visa to be able to move.

So, who can apply for a family reunification visa?

The following people can get a family reunion visa:

  • Spouse or partner

  • Children under the age of 18

  • Dependents over the age of 18, only if they are single and studying in Portugal

  • Dependent partners of one spouse or partner

  • A child under the age of 18 who is legally under their supervision

  • Parents if they're over the age of 65, or dependent on you in some way

Of course, to be able to get to the first stage of the Portugal Family Reunion Visa, you will need to prove the status of one of the above-mentioned titles.

You do not need to have Portuguese citizenship to apply for the family reunion visa, you just need to be a resident there.

And, if your situation is that a child with an ex-spouse wants to join you in Portugal, then you will need to go through other procedures with the other spouse and legal services.

Now, what documents do you need if you are eligible for a Family Reunion Visa?


Order your Portugal NIF using our simple online form. Our website works on all devices including smartphones, tablets, and computers.


Simply complete our online form to get the process started. You can expect to receive your Portugal NIF within 1 week.


We'll keep you updated on every step of the process. If you have any questions, you can always reach out to us via email.

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