Accessing Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP) Services

At the Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP) you can access services related to registration at the job center, job search and vocational training, among others. Access to these services, as well as the clarification of doubts, can be done online, by video call, at the desk or by telephone.

This page provides information on:

IEFP services available online

Some IMT services can be done online through Iefponline portal from your computer or smartphone.

1. Search for the service you want to use

To find out if the service you want to access can be done on Iefponline, use the ePortugal search bar (at the top of this page) and search for the service. You can also search the IEFP portal for more information about the services.

All pages give information about the channels through which you can perform the services you will need. IEFP services that can be used online have a link to Iefponline.

2. Choose a means of authentication

You can access Iefponline with one of the following tools:

Is the service you are looking for any of these?

A number of services can be accessed using the iefponline portal, such as:

IEFP support by video call

IEFP offers support by video call, in individual and group sessions, for those who have already registered with a job centre.

In individual sessions, you can validate your registration for employment and find job vacancies and employment measures, etc.

Group sessions provide information to several people at the same time on their rights and duties, unemployment benefit rules and how to use the services on the iefponline portal, such as applying for job vacancies.

To find out how to participate in IEFP videoconferences, please read the FAQ on services by videoconference section.

IEFP services in person

IEFP services are provided at any IEFP desk, including the service points in the Citizens Shops.

Face-to-face appointments at the IEFP do not need to be scheduled, but if you prefer, you can make an appointment. Unscheduled appointments are subject to the number of tickets available each day.

You can schedule an appointment for the following services:

  • General attendance, declarations, changes/updates
  • Registration / re-registration for employment, with or without application for unemployment benefit
  • Search for job offers
  • Recruitment of workers
  • Programs and measures
  • Answers to training, Qualifica Center and other supports.

The appointment is made through the following tools:

NB: You must make an appointment for each matter you wish to deal with. If you are entitled to priority service, you do not need to make an appointment.

There are several IEFP services also available at the Citizen Spots, see the list of services on each space's individual page.

IEFP telephone contact details

For information or queries, you can call the IEFP Contact Centre on +351 215 803 555, on working days from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Alternatively, you can contact the IEFP Centres Network.

Information updated on April 5, 2024.