Many Brazilian professionals seek an international career and several countries offer interesting opportunities for professional practice. The plan to change countries and start a new life involves planning, organizing, researching and validating a diploma.

The first step for those who want to practice their profession in the European Union is to know the legal regulation of the category in the country of destination. 

How to revalidate the diploma of higher education in Portugal?

The recognition in Portugal of academic degrees and higher education diplomas awarded by foreign institutions, is regulated by the Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of 16 August entered into force in the year 2019. This decree revoked the previous two Decree Law 283/83, of 21 June it's the Decree-Law 341/2007, of 12 October. 

The procedure for the recognition of academic degrees and diplomas awarded by foreign higher education institutions is regulated by Ordinance No. 33/2019. 


In Portugal, the practice of Medicine is regulated by the Statute of the Medical Association - Law No. 117/2015 of 31 August, with the necessary changes. 

How to practice medicine in Portugal?

To practice the profession of doctor in Portugal, professionals must go through three stages:
Diploma revalidation undergraduate at any Portuguese university;
2. Registration with the Medical Association from Portugal;
3. Recognition of Specialty for those who already have expertise in the country of origin.

Related legislation:

Decree-Law No. 66/2018;

Ordinance No. 33/2019;

Law No. 117/2015 of 31 August