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PORTUGAL – Portuguese Immigration Authorities On Strike

, 13/01/2017

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.