Work and Travel Portugal
A getting started guide to Work and Travel in Portugal. A list of travel jobs, work exchanges, accommodation resources to get you started. + Working Holiday Visa Portugal info.
Country: Portugal in Europe
Working Holiday Visa Portugal Information
A working holiday visa to Portugal is relatively easy to obtain if you are from an accepted
country. To get a working holiday visa, which will allow you to live and work in the country for up
to two years. Unfortunately, the number of accepted countries is pretty low. In order to get the
visa, you need to meet the following criteria:
• Be aged 18 – 30 years old
• Hold a passport from one of the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Chile, Japan or
*Note: in May 2018, it was announced that Canadian citizens will soon also be apply to apply –
but it’s not in force just yet.
In addition to the above countries, citizens of all EU countries are entitled to work and live in
Portugal. It is also possible for non-EU citizens to obtain a work permit to live in Portugal,
however due to high rates of unemployment in Portugal, it is quite restrictive.
Work and Travel Jobs Portugal Directories
Surf Travel Jobs Portugal
– Portugal has a strong surfing culture and a fun job for your stay is to work in a surf school! This website lists many surfing jobs.
– A comprehensive jobs website that lists many jobs in Portugal that do not require Portuguese
language skills. Jobs include tutors, teachers and customer support officers.
– An international jobs website that lists many jobs in Portugal for English and Portuguese speakers
– a Portuguese jobs service which lists thousands of jobs across industries. Most will require some level of proficiency in Portuguese.
Jobs in Lisbon
– a great resource if you are looking for English
speaking jobs in the Portuguese capital.
– a website for finding TESOL/TEFl work in Portugal
Expat.com Accommodation in Portugal
– a rental website that lists thousands of flats for rent all over Portugal.
Re Max Portugal
– a Portuguese website that lists many homes that are available for longterm lets.
– a website featuring many houses and apartments for rent all over Portugal
– another popular listings website that has ads in both English and Portuguese.
– a real estate website that is in English and aimed at people who recently arrived in Portugal. We especially like the ”flatshare” section if you’re looking to share housing costs.
A great guide to navigating the Portuguese rental market, including what documents you’ll need
to rent a property, is https://www.expatica.com/pt/housing/Expat-guide-to-renting-in-
Work Exchanges Portugal
Work Away – https://www.workaway.info/hostlist-PT.html – a jobs board that lists a lot of jobs in
Portugal which are perfect for travellers. Some are work/accommodation exchanges.
HelpX – https://www.helpx.net/hostlist.asp?host_region=331&network=3 – a comprehensive
website that lists many opportunities to work in Portugal in exchange for free accommodation
Hostel Jobs – https://hosteljobs.net/browse-hostel-jobs – this website lists hostel jobs all over the
world, including some in Portugal. It is easy to filter by location.
The Salty Pelican – https://www.saltypelican-cascais.com/work-for-us – one of Portugal’s most
popular hostels frequently recruits travellers to work in exchange for board!
Pure Portugal Holidays – https://pureportugalholidays.com/work-exchange/ – this website lists
many amazing looking work exchange opportunities all over Portugal.
Language Schools Portugal
– lists a selection of Portuguese language schools
– a language school located in the capital of Lisbon and perfect for learners of all levels.
Portuguese Et Cetera
– the great thing about this course is that you stay with a local family while completing it, to speed up your learning and meet new people!
Travel Jobs and Work Exchanges Portugal