The "Tech Visa" program

"Tech Visa" is a certification program for technological and innovative companies for the purpose of granting visas or residence permits to highly qualified third-country nationals who wish to develop their activity therein.

The "Tech Visa" program aims to ensure that qualified staff from outside the European Union, especially from the technological areas, can access jobs created by Portuguese companies in a simplified way. The program is aimed at technological and innovative companies, inserted in the global market, wishing to attract qualified and specialized staff to Portugal.

The conditions for granting a residence permit for a highly qualified activity are set out in Article 90 of Law 23/2007 of July 4 in its current version, and as such, visa applications under the "Tech Visa" comply with the criteria established therein.

In the scope of the "Tech Visa" program, section c) of the aforementioned article provides for the presentation of a term of responsibility of a certified company in the terms defined by Administrative Rule no. 328/2018 of December 19, which establishes the certification criteria companies' obligations, and the eligibility requirements of highly skilled workers.

Within the scope of the powers provided for in the regulations for the "Tech Visa" program, IAPMEI - Portuguese Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, I.P. is the entity responsible for the process of certification of companies and execution of the program, making available to certified companies a form for the issuance of a term of responsibility to contracted workers, which is a mandatory document for the instruction of the application for a residence visa or a residence permit.

The list of certified companies, provided for in no. 2 of article 8 of Ordinance no. 328/2018 of December 19, will also be made available and updated on the IAPMEI website.

Lastly, it should be reiterated that the information provided does not invalidate or replace the evaluation to be carried out by the consular posts and the Aliens and Borders Service (SEF), in connection with the procedures for granting an entry visa or a residence permit.


Photography Exhibition of Portuguese Architecture - "Architectural Poetry - Portuguese Architecture Views by Fernando Guerra"

On the occasion of the visit of the President of the Portuguese Republic to China, the Cultural Association of Portugal and the Embassy of Portugal in Beijing organise a Portuguese architectural photography exhibition entitled "Architectural Poetry - Portuguese Architecture Views by Fernando Guerra" .This exhibition is curated by Emanuel Barbosa and will be open to the public at the Embassy, until June 10.

Fernando Guerra is a pioneer in the field of architectural photography. FG + SG Studios has worked to divulgue most of the contemporary Portuguese architecture over the past two decades.

One of his photos is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (the Museum of Modern Art in New York).

His work is also regularly published in various international journals such as Casabella, Dezeen, Casa International, Wallpaper*, Dwell, Icon, Domus, A+U, among others.

He has worked with numerous Portuguese architects such as Álvaro Siza, ADA, Carlos Castanheira, Manuel Mateus, Manuel Graça Dias, Gonçalo Byrne, ARX Portugal, João luís Carrilho da Graça, Promontório Arquitectos And many international architects such as Márcio Kogan, Isay Weifeld, Arthur Casas, Zaha Hadid, andPei Cobb Freed & Partners.

As one of the world's leading architectural photographers, he was named Canon Explorer in 2012 and was named Canon's European architectural photography ambassador.


Embassy address in English: 8, Dong Wu Jie, San Li Tun, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600

Embassy address in Chinese: 北京市朝阳区三里屯东五街8号。邮编100600

Calouste Gulbenkian Human Rights Prize - Applications from March 4 to April 30


The applications for the 2019 edition of the Calouste Gulbenkian Human Rights Prize are open.

This Prize is aimed at individuals or non-profit private legal entities that have distinguished themselves internationally, especially in the fields of freedom of expression and information and press. The Calouste Gulbenkian Prize in the Human Rights category is an award worth 100 thousand euros.

Applications must be submitted in English, between March 4 and April 30, 2019.

More information on this and other Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation prizes can be found at

Portuguese Language Courses

Come and study Portuguese with us!

The Camões Institute and the Portuguese Embassy in Beijing would like to invite you to study Portuguese in a beginners level course.




Level A1- Beginners

The course will take place on Wednesdays, from 6 PM to 8 PM, beginning on the 13th of March 2019. This course is aimed at both teenagers and adults.



You can register until the 11th of March.

Register HERE


Additional information:

-          The cost of the tuition fees is 1200 rmb per completed 20-hour module and it includes books and didactic materials. The payment must be done in cash.

-          The payment should be made in person at the Portuguese Embassy in Beijing. This can be done Mondays to Fridays, between 9.30 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm, excluding bank holidays.

-          In case the individual is unable to come to the Embassy to make the payment in person, they must contact us via the following email address:

-          The course will take place at the Cervantes Institute, located at A1 Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District.

-          The course requires a minimum number of students in order to take place.





International Human Rights Day - Statement by the Delegation of the European Union to China

On the 9th of December, the European Union issued a statement on the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations.

The links to the Declaration in English and Chinese and the Weibo page of the European Union can be found below:

Internet portal of the European Union:

[English version] EU Delegation Statement on International Human Rights Day

[Chinese version] 欧洲联盟驻华代表团关于国际人权日的声明

European Union Weibo Page:


Job offer - Receptionist and front desk Officer

The Position:  Receptionist and front desk Officer


Location:  Embassy of Portugal in Beijing.


Start date: 2019 January 1


Duration: 1 year renewable  (with 2 month probation).


Working hours:  Regular working hours: 9.00-17.00 during weekdays, minimum  40 hours per week.


Qualifications: 1. Chinese national; 2.Fluent in Portuguese and Chinese and English; 3. Bachelor degree or above; 4. Knowledge of Microsoft Office.



1. Public attendance;

2. Office and administrative support (answer phones and support customers; organize files; prepare documents; schedule appointments). 


If interested, please send your CV by email to   



Application Deadline: 5th December 2018.