Permission to Travel - Life At Católica | Católica Porto Business School

You must have permission to travel.

Já te imaginas a estudar no Porto.
Mas antes, tens coisas para tratar.
Estar preparado para partir não é só pôr o pijama na mala.
Esta checklist pode ajudar-te a deixar tudo em ordem e pronto a seguir.

VISA

ARE YOU AN EU CITIZEN?


To travel, you must have a valid passport/national identification card. If your stay is longer than 90 days, you must go to the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) to obtain a temporary residency permit, which is initially valid for one year, then for two years.

IF YOU ARE NOT AN EU CITIZEN?


To travel to Portugal, you must obtain a visa issued by the Portuguese embassy/consulate of your home country, 3 months before you plan to travel.

You need a letter of acceptance from CPBS to obtain this visa.

A student visa is only valid for the duration of the study period and for a period of one year.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE THE LINKS BELOW:
https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/solicitar/estudar/
https://www.sef.pt/pt/Pages/cnaim-porto.aspx

Health Insurance

It is essential that you are protected and have a European Health Insurance Card so that you can access the National Health System.

In addition to the insurance policy subscribed to by the University, we recommend that you take out another insurance policy that includes coverage and repatriation expenses not included under our insurance policy.


INSURANCE FOR UNIVERSITIES


The University has an insurance policy in place with Fidelidade - Companhia de Seguros, S.A., an insurance which is mandatory for all students.

IF YOU ARE NOT AN EU CITIZEN YOU NEED TO OBTAIN THE FOLLOWING:


Private Health Insurance and keep a copy of the policy available.

If you are a Brazilian national studying in Portugal, you can benefit from a specific agreement between Portugal and Brazil, concerning social security, which guarantees protection in the area of health in Portuguese territory.

Private insurance is necessary for access to regular or emergency medical and hospital care, in public health centres or hospitals in Portugal.

Permanent Medical Assistance

Upon arrival, you will need to register at the Health Centre in your residential area to ensure that you have permanent medical assistance.

The following documents are required:

  • Residence permit
  • Valid passport/national identification card

After registering, you will be allocated a health system identification number that allows you to access the National Health Service.

Católica has a service available where you can find all the information and support you need to help in these matters.