The Return Programme covers “emigrants who left Portugal at least three years before starting work in Portugal”.

Created in 2019, the Return Programme was only intended for those who came with a work contract, to launch their own business and for those who moved to the interior, by increasing the support granted by the IEFP.

From 2023 onwards, this programme will cover emigrants who “start working in mainland Portugal between 1 January 2019 and the end date of the Return Programme”, i.e. until 2026, as well as “emigrants who have left Portugal at least three years before the start date of the work activity being applied for”.

Research grant holders are also covered, as well as “emigrants and their family members who are unemployed at the time prior to submitting the application”.

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