Embassy of Portugal in Canada

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Welcome Message

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The Embassy of Portugal in Ottawa represents Portuguese interests in Canada. Portugal is strongly committed to an ambitious transatlantic relationship and to a stronger bilateral partnership. The Embassy works both at the Federal and Provincial levels to develop new avenues of cooperation between our two nations to bring about even more trade, more investment, more tourism, more contacts between our civil societies as well as stronger political, cultural and educational ties.

Youth Mobility

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Citizens of Canada who wish to remain in Portugal, on holidays, for a maximum period of 12 months, under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between their country and Portugal, should fulfill the general requirements, as well as the documents referring to specific requirements necessary for the processing of a temporary stay visa.

  • Submit an invididual application;
  • Hold a valid canadian passport;
  • Be between eighteen (18) and thirty-five (35) years of age inclusive;
  • Hold a return ticket or sufficient financial resources to cover its costs; 
  • Sufficient financial resources to cover expenses for duration of the stay;
  • Adequate health insurance;
  • Additional documentation may be provided, such as: work offer; or registration in a high education or post-secondary institution; or declaration certifying intention to travel and work incidentally.

Additional conditions to be fulfilled:

  • Work is incidental to the holiday. Participants have the right to provide paid services.

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Informative leaflet (PDF format) available HERE


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Ottawa. On
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