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Can i live (for the time while i hold the Portuguese visa) in Italy (without working) if i have a Portuguese work visa?
 

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For how long?

I suspect that the answer is a resounding "No!" but forum member BBCWATCHER will likely know for sure.
 

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A Portuguese work visa is only valid for Portugal. If you arrive in Italy first, you're considered to be on a "tourist" visa (i.e. a Schengen visa), subject to the 90 day restriction. But on a tourist visa, you are not "living" in the country at all. You're "just visiting."
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If you're working in Portugal how are you living in Italy? I guess you could fly Rome/Lisbon twice a day. I've seen worse commutes. But other then that I can't understand how you could be working in one country and living in the other?
 

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its a part time job. i only work part of the month. does it make it better if i enter in to portugal . then go back and for the once a month to italy? it would be for a 6 month period...
 

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No. Both Italy and Portugal are part of the same visa area. You don't even clear immigration normally when you travel between any of the Schengen countries.
 

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So are you saying that no i can't go back and forth between Portugal and Italy monthly. Even if i have a Portuguese work visa.

I thank you can tell I'm holding on to a thread of hope that this will work. Perhaps I'm just not going to be lucky :(
 

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If you're working in Portugal, then you're resident there. And your time in Italy is subject to the 90 days out of 180 tourist rules.
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Said another way, residence and stay permission in Portugal does not provide anything you didn't already have in terms of ability to visit Italy except for improved geographic proximity.
 
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