On October 30, 2022, the government of Portugal will implement new provisions to the Law on Foreign Nationals. The government said that these changes will make it easier to get an immigration status for people from countries that are members of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP). They will also make it easier for digital nomads and researchers to get a residence permit, and minors will be able to leave and enter the country.
The following items must not be submitted when applying for a residence permit to be granted or renewed by citizens of CPLP member states as a result of these measures:
A copy of a return ticket, as well as evidence of valid travel insurance and means of subsistence, will be required when applying for a visa.
Additionally, information regarding the documentation requirements for various types of work authorization for foreign nationals was shared by Portugal’s government. Check out this page for additional information about these changes.
Key Points On July 21, 2022, the Portuguese government approved changes to its immigration laws for people from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries. Overview On July 21, 2022, the Portuguese government changed the Law on Foreign Nationals. The government of Portugal will simplify the process of obtaining a visa for residents of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) as a result of these modifications. Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, So Tomé and Prncipe, and Timor-Leste are among these nations.
As part of the application process, only citizens of CPLP member states will be required to complete a background check. Additionally, the requirements for CPLP citizens applying for a residence will be reduced by the government.
What are the alterations?
The Portuguese government made changes to its immigration regulations on July 21, 2022. The purpose of these measures is to simplify the immigration procedures for CPLC-based foreign nationals.
Looking Ahead The changes are anticipated to take effect in September 2022 and have already been approved by the Portuguese Parliament. For the most recent information and updates, keep checking the websites of the Portuguese government and Envoy.
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The information provided in this publication is solely for informational purposes and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. law firms using the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional for additional information on the topics covered. Consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative regarding non-U.S. immigration concerns.
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