Report the hiring of a foreign worker

If you hire a foreign worker, you must report the hiring to the Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho (ACT) (Work Conditions Authority).

This reporting is mandatory.

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Who can Report the hiring of a foreign worker?

Any employing entity which hires a foreign worker.

In some cases, it is not necessary to register the hiring

It is not necessary to register the hiring if the worker is a citizen from:

When can you Report the hiring of a foreign worker?

Before the contract starts.

Where can you Report the hiring of a foreign worker?

What are the documents and requirements to Report the hiring of a foreign worker?

You will need the employer’s access data to the ACT’s website (entity’s tax identification number + password).

To report the hiring of a worker, you do not need to send any documents. After accessing the employer area on the ACT website, you just need to fill out the form, where you have to indicate some data contained in the:

  • employment contract
  • worker identification document
  • visa, expression of interest with the SEF or residence permit of the worker.

What is the Price to Report the hiring of a foreign worker?

The registry of the hiring is free of charge.

How can you Report the hiring of a foreign worker?

Online, on the Work Conditions Authority (ACT) website:

  1. Access the ACT’s website and login with the employer’s access data (entity’s tax identification number + password).

The entity is not yet signed in? Sign in.

Did you forget your password? Reset the password.

  1. Follow the instructions to register the hiring.

If you need any help, contact dsi.mail@act.gov.pt

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