If you intend to stay on Madeira for more than 183 days, you should apply for either a temporary or permanent residential permit. If you stay for shorter periods (longer than a normal holiday), then it is necessary to register your presence on Madeira.
How long can you stay in Madeira without a visa?
Visas. You can travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. This applies if you travel as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sports events, or for short-term studies or training.
How do I become a resident of Madeira?
One must register as a resident in Madeira if one wants to stay for more than 3 months.
For the purpose of applying for a Permanent Residency Certificate you will need:
- registration certificate (Certificado de Registo)
- a valid passport.
- two passport photographs.
- if you have changed your address, proof of your new address.