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PORTUGAL – Portuguese Immigration Authorities On Strike

A new strike inside the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) is expected to begin in January with a total duration of six months.

Once the strike is officially announced, heavy delays are expected in the following services:

  • Analysis of Visa Requests;
  • Scheduling Appointments;
  • Request Residence Permits;
  • Renew Residence Permits;
  • Request Residence Permits under the Golden Visa Program.

Action Items

  • Expect major delays in visa and residence permit processing in Portugal over the next six months.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Eres Relocation.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.