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Updated : 02/10/2014

Professional qualifications – Portugal – Physiotherapists

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Only if you want to work abroad, not for study purposes.

Permanent stay

Documents [permanent stay]

If you have obtained your professional qualification out of the EU, you should check with responsible authority whether you can apply for the recognition of your professional qualifications.

If you wish to work as a physiotherapist in Portugal on a permanent basis you will have to submit the following documents:

  • Photocopy of a diploma
  • Document issued by the competent authority of the Member State of origin or provenance certifying that the applicant meets the conditions required by that State to exercise the same profession
  • Photocopy of the identity card or passport
  • Course study plan, issued by the school (hourly) disciplines and time
  • Professional experience supporting documents (optional)
  • Proof of payment of a sum amounting to €50
  • Documents should be delivered translated into English by official entity (where necessary

Duration of the procedure [permanent stay]

The duration of the recognition procedure is:

  • 1 month to acknowledge receipt of your application and request any documents they need.
  • 3 months to take a decision after reception of all necessary documents.

Responsible authority [permanent stay]

Cost [permanent stay]

€50

Temporary stay

Documents [temporary stay]

If you have obtained your professional qualification out of the EU, you should check with responsible authority whether you can apply for the recognition of your professional qualifications.

Information not yet provided by the national authorities.

Duration of the procedure [temporary stay]

Information not yet provided by the national authorities.

Responsible authority [temporary stay]

Cost [temporary stay]

Information not yet provided by the national authorities.

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