Refugees, beneficiaries of subsidiary protection and asylum seekers have the right to work in Portugal. No additional work permit is needed. Asylum seekers are allowed to work as soon as they lodge their asylum application.

In Portugal: You can visit the website of the Portuguese Institute for Employment and Professional Training, and search the closest Job Center, for free of charge job seeking services.

Abroad: Are you a refugee looking for information about international job opportunities? Check out our Job-seeking advice for refugees page. There you will find:

  • Advice on navigating the international job market as a refugee
  • Countries offering programmes
  • Our employment partners
  • Tips on how to find a job abroad

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