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NATIONALS of the E.U / E.E.A / SWITZERLAND

According to the provisions of Act 37/2006 of 9 August, these are the citizens who have a right to enter, remain and reside in Portugal:

- The Nationals of all European Union Member-States (EU) that travel or reside in Portugal, as well as their family members travelling or reunifying with them;
- The nationals of States party to the European Economic Area, Principality of Andorra and Switzerland, as well as their family members;
- The family members of Portuguese citizens regardless of their nationality.

> If you are an EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen and intend to stay in Portugal for a period exceeding three months, please apply for your REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE FOR EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND CITIZEN


> If you are an EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen and intend to accompany your family member who is also an EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen, during his / her stay in Portugal for a period exceeding three months, please apply for your REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE FOR AN EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND CITIZEN WHO IS A FAMILY MEMBER OF AN EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND CITIZEN


> If you are a third country citizen and intend to accompany a family member who is an EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen, during his / her stay in Portugal for a period exceeding three months, please apply for your RESIDENCE CARD FOR A THIRD COUNTRY NATIONAL WHO IS A FAMILY MEMBER OF AN EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND CITIZEN


> If you hold a Residence Certificate and have been legally residing in Portugal uninterruptedly for five years, please apply for your CERTIFICATE OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE FOR AN AN EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND CITIZEN


> If you hold a Permanent Residence Certificate, make sure that, before its expiry date, you renew your PERMANENT RESIDENCE CERTIFICATE OF EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND CITIZEN


> If you hold a Residence Card and have been legally residing in Portugal uninterruptedly for five years, please apply for your PERMANENT RESIDENCE CARD FOR AN EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND CITIZEN


> If you hold a Permanent Residence Card, make sure that, before its expiry date, you renew your PERMANENT RESIDENCE CARD OF EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND CITIZEN


REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
FOR CITIZENS OF THE EU/
EEA/SWITZERLAND
[Certificado de Registo para cidadão da UE/EEE/Suíça]

What do I need to...

The Registration Certificate is the document that formalizes the right of residence in Portugal and must be applied for by any EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen that remains in Portugal for a period exceeding three months. If the period of stay is inferior to three months it only mandatory to hold a valid Identity Card or Passport.

The right of entry, permanence and residence in Portugal covers the citizens of the European Union (EU), of the European Economic Area (EEA), Principality of Andorra and of Switzerland, as well as their respective family members.

Who may apply?
All citizens from the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Where can I apply?
Check for: The Local Council of your place of residence.

When can I apply?
Once the first three months of you entering the country are over, you have a period of 30 days during which you must apply for the Registration Certificate.

What do I need to apply?
Documents and Requirements:

1. A valid Identity Card / Passport;
2. A written Affidavit declaring that you have a Professional activity as a worker or as self-employed in Portugal; or An Affidavit, declaring that you have sufficient funds for you and for your family, and that you are covered by health insurance when the same applies to Portuguese citizens in your country of origin;

If you are a student:
3. An Affidavit declaring that you are enrolled in an officially recognised school either public or private, and documental evidence – by means of an Affidavit or by other means of proof of your choice - that you hold sufficient funds to support yourself and your family, that you are covered by health insurance when the same applies to Portuguese citizens in your country of origin.

What does it cost?
€ 15,00
Other costs

What is the time frame to meet the request?
As a rule, this Certificate is issued immediately upon request.

Other information
If you require additional information on this subject consult SEF’s website.

Relevant legislation
- Act 37/2006, of August 9 - Regulates the right of European Union citizens and respective family members to move and reside freely within Portuguese territory [click to open PDF]

- Ordinance n.1334-D/2010 – Approves the official forms of the Registration Certificate of EU citizen [certificado de registo], of the permanent residence title of EU citizen [documento de residência permanente], and the value of the fees for the issuance of such documents [click to open PDF]

Any further queries? Do contact…

Municipal Councils

To print this information please click HERE

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REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
FOR CITIZENS OF THE EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND
WHO ARE FAMILY MEMBERS OF CITIZENS OF UE/EEA/SWITZERLAND
[Certificado de Registo para cidadão da UE/EEE/Suíça familiar de nacional da UE/EEE/Suíça]

What do I need to...

The Registration Certificate is the document that formalizes the right of residence in Portugal and must be applied for by a family member of an EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen that remains in Portugal for a period exceeding three months. If the period of stay is inferior to three months it only mandatory to hold a valid Identity Card or Passport.

The right of entry, permanence and residence in Portugal covers the citizens of the European Union (EU), of the European Economic Area (EEA), Principality of Andorra and of Switzerland, as well as their respective family members.

Who may apply?
Family members of citizens from the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Principality of Andorra and Switzerland, of the following categories:

1. Spouse;
2. Relatives in the descending line under 21 years old;
3. Relatives in the descending line over 21 years, that prove to be dependent from the rights holder;
4. Relatives in the ascending line if dependent of the rights holder.

Where can I apply?
Check for: The Local Council of your place of residence.

When can I apply?
Once the first three months of you entering the country are over, you have a period of 30 days during which you must apply for the Registration Certificate.

What do I need to apply?
Documents and Requirements:

1. A valid Identity Card / Passport;
2. Documental evidence of the family link or of the fact that you live in non-marital partnership, if such facts cannot be inferred from the data registered on the identity card / passport.
3. Registration Certificate [Certificado de registo] of the EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen you are reunifying with;

If you are an over-21-year-old relative in the descending line or a relative in the ascending line of the EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen on whom you depend:
4. Documental evidence that you depend upon the EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen that you are accompanying or reunifying with.

Other family members:
5. Document issued by the relevant authority of the country of origin or country of provenance, certifying that you depend upon the EU citizen, or that you live in co-habitation with him/her.
Or
Documental evidence that you suffer from serious illness, infirmity or handicap that require, at all costs, the personal assistance of the EU citizen.

What does it cost?
€ 15,00
€ 7,50 – For minors under 6 years old
Other costs

What is the time frame to meet the request?
As a rule, this Certificate is issued immediately upon request.

Other information
If you require additional information on this subject consult SEF’s website.

Relevant legislation
- Act 37/2006, of August 9 - Regulates the right of European Union citizens and respective family members to move and reside freely within Portuguese territory [click to open PDF]

- Ordinance n.1334-D/2010 – Approves the official forms of the Registration Certificate of EU citizen [certificado de registo], of the permanent residence title of EU citizen [documento de residência permanente], and the value of the fees for the issuance of such documents [click to open PDF]

Any further queries? Do contact…

Municipal Councils

To print this information please click HERE

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RESIDENCE CARD
FOR A THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONAL
WHO IS A FAMILY MEMBER OF CITIZEN OF UE/EEA/SWITZERLAND
[Cartão de Residência]

What do I need to...
The Residence Card [Cartão de Residência] is the document that formalizes the right of residence in Portugal and must be applied for by third country family members of EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens that remain in Portugal for a period exceeding three months.

The right of entry, permanence and residence in Portugal covers the citizens of the European Union (EU), of the European Economic Area (EEA), Principality of Andorra  and of Switzerland, as well as their respective family members. Family members of third country nationals, who reside abroad and intend to enter Portuguese Territory, must hold a valid passport and, some times, under the European Union Legislation are required to hold a visa. Consequently, before their trip they must go to a Portuguese consular post / consular mission with a view to be informed of the necessary requirements to enter national territory.

Who may apply?
Third-Country nationals who are family members of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Principality of Andorra and Switzerland, of the following categories:

1. Spouse;
2. Relatives in the descending line under 21 years old;
3. Relatives in the descending line over 21 years old if under the custody of the rights holder;
4. Relatives in the ascending line if dependent of the rights holder.

Where can I apply?
At SEF’s Branches. You need to schedule your appointment in advance.

When can I apply?
Once the first three months of you entering the country are over, you have a period of 30 days, during which you must apply for a residence card [Cartão de Residência].

What do I need to apply?
Documents and Requirements:

1. Scheduling in advance;
2. An identification document of the person you accompany or that you are regrouping with (Register Certificate, Residence Card or Identity card) [Certificado de Registo, Cartão de Residência ou Bilhete de Identidade];
3. Two passport-type photographs on a white back-ground;
4. Photocopies of all used pages of your valid and current passport;
5. Evidence of dependent family members (if applicable);

In case of married persons:
6. Full narrative birth certificate or marriage certificate;

In case of persons living in partnership:
7. Birth certificates of both partners and documental evidence that they have been living in co-habitation for at least 2 years;

If you are a relative in the descending line:
8. Birth certificate;
9. Over 21 years old - school enrolment and other forms of evidence;

If you are a stepchild:
10. Birth certificate and residence card of the step-parent;

If you are a relative in the ascending line of the EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen:
11. Birth Certificate of the EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen;
12. If you are a relative in the ascending line (up to 65 years of age) - copy of the rights holder annual tax return (IRS); together with other evidence of your dependency (for example bank transfer slips to the country of origin, declaration issued by the authorities of the state of origin proving that you do not receive any pension or financial support);

If you are a relative in the ascending line of the husband / wife of the EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen:
13. Birth Certificate of the EU citizen’s spouse and residence card of the EU citizen’s spouse.
14. If you are a relative in the ascending line (up to 65 years of age) – copy of the rights holder annual tax return (IRS) indicating dependents); together with other evidence of your dependency (for example bank transfer slips to the country of origin, declaration issued by the authorities of the state of origin proving that you do not receive any pension or other form of financial support);

> Click here to access the: Application form for a Residence Card for a third-country national who is a family member of a citizen of the UE/EEE/Switzerland

What does it cost?
€ 15,00
€ 7,50 – For minors under 6 years old
Other costs

What is the time frame to meet the request?
Within three months of delivering the application (maximum deadline).

Other information
If you require additional information on this subject consult SEF’s website.

Relevant legislation
- Act 37/2006, of August 9 - Regulates the right of European Union citizens and respective family members to move and reside freely within Portuguese territory [click to open PDF]

- Ordinance n.1334-D/2010 – Approves the official forms of the Registration Certificate of EU citizen [certificado de registo], of the permanent residence title of EU citizen [documento de residência permanente], and the value of the fees for the issuance of such documents [click to open PDF]

Any further queries? Do contact us…
Address - For scheduling an appointment SEF - wire line
Telephone- 808 202 653
e-Mail - gricrp.cc@sef.pt
Opening hours – working days from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Address - For scheduling an appointment SEF - mobile line
Telephone- 808 202 653
e-Mail - gricrp.cc@sef.pt
Opening hours – working days from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Address
SEF’s Branches

To print this information please click HERE

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CERTIFICATE OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE
FOR EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND CITIZENS

What do I need to...

The Certificate of Permanent Residence is the document that formalizes the right of permanent residence in Portugal and may only be applied for by EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens and their family members after five years of uninterrupted legal residency in this country
.
The right of entry, permanence and residence in Portugal covers the citizens of the European Union (EU), of the European Economic Area and of Switzerland, as well as their family members.

Who may apply?
Citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Principality of Andorra  and Switzerland and their family members with similar citizenship and holding a Certificate of Residence.

Where can I apply?
At SEF’s Branches, by scheduling in advance.

When can I apply?
Before the expiry date of your Certificate of Residence.

What do I need to apply?
Documents and Requirements:

1. Scheduling in advance;
2. Having been legally residing in Portugal for an uninterrupted period of five years;
2. Holding a Certificate of Permanent Residence;
3. Two photographs;
4. Valid Passport or Identity Card (and photocopies of the same);

In case you have changed your address:
5. Documental evidence of change of address – for example, an Attestation of Residence issued by the local parish (Atestado de Residência da Junta de Freguesia), Final Deeds of Purchase (Escritura de Compra e venda), or Property lease contract (Contrato de Arrendamento), and photocopy of the same.

> Click here to access the: Application Form for a Certificate of Permanent Residence for citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and their family members of similar nationalities


What does it cost?
€ 15,00
Other costs

What is the time frame to meet the request?
Within 15 days of delivering the application (maximum deadline).

Other information
If you require additional information on this subject consult SEF’s website.

Relevant legislation
- Act 37/2006, of August 9 - Regulates the right of European Union citizens and respective family members to move and reside freely within Portuguese territory [click to open PDF]

- Ordinance n.1334-D/2010 – Approves the official forms of the Registration Certificate of EU citizen [certificado de registo de cidadão da União Europeia], of the permanent residence title of EU citizen [documento de residência permanente de cidadão da União Europeia], of the residence card of EU citizens’ family members [cartão de residência de familiar de cidadão da União Europeia], and the value of the fees for the issuance of such documents [click to open PDF]

Any further queries? Do contact us
Address – For scheduling an appointment SEF – wire line
Telephone - 808 202 653
e-Mail - gricrp.cc@sef.pt
Opening hours – working days from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Address - For scheduling an appointment SEF – mobile network
Telephone -808 962 690
e-Mail - gricrp.cc@sef.pt
Opening hours – working days from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Address
SEF’s Branches

To print this information please click HERE

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RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATE OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE
FOR EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND CITIZENS


What do I need to...
The Certificate of Permanent Residence is the document that formalizes the right of permanent residence in Portugal and may only be applied for by EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens and their family members after five years of uninterrupted legal residency in this country and, once expired, must be renewed. The right of entry, permanence and residence in Portugal covers the citizens of the European Union (EU), of the European Economic Area, Principality of Andorra  and of Switzerland, as well as their family members.

Who may apply?
Citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Principality of Andorra and Switzerland and their family members with equal citizenship and holding a Residence Certificate.

Where can I apply?
At SEF’s Branches, by scheduling in advance.
At SEF’s Branches, by on line scheduling in advance.

When can I apply?
Before the expiry date of your Certificate of Permanent Residence.

What do I need to apply?
Documents and Requirements:

1. scheduling in advance / on line scheduling in advance
2. Holding a Certificate of Permanent Residence;
3. Two photographs;
4. Valid Passport or Identity Card (and photocopies of the same);

In case you have changed your address:
5. Documental evidence of change of address – for example, a Residence Certificate issued by the local parish (Atestado de Residência da Junta de Freguesia), Final Deeds of Purchase (Escritura de Compra e venda), or Property lease contract (Contrato de Arrendamento), and photocopy of the same.

Click here to access the: Form for the renewal of a Certificate of Permanent Residence for citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein , Norway and Switzerland and their family members

What does it cost?
€ 15,00
Other costs

What is the time frame to meet the request?
Within 15 days of delivering the application (maximum deadline).

Other information
If you require additional information on this subject consult SEF’s website.

Relevant legislation
- Act 37/2006, of August 9 - Regulates the right of European Union citizens and respective family members to move and reside freely within Portuguese territory [click to open PDF]

- Ordinance n.1334-D/2010 – Approves the official forms of the Registration Certificate of EU citizen [certificado de registo de cidadão da União Europeia], of the permanent residence title of EU citizen [documento de residência permanente de cidadão da União Europeia], of the residence card of EU citizens’ family members [cartão de residência de familiar de cidadão da União Europeia], and the value of the fees for the issuance of such documents [click to open PDF]

Any further queries? Do contact us
Address – For scheduling an appointment SEF – wire line
Telephone - 808 202 653
e-Mail - gricrp.cc@sef.pt
Opening hours – working days from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Address - For scheduling an appointment SEF – mobile network
Telephone -808 962 690
e-Mail - gricrp.cc@sef.pt
Opening hours – working days from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Address
SEF’s Branches

To print this information please click HERE

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PERMANENT RESIDENCE CARD
FOR THIRD COUNTRY CITIZENS
WHO ARE FAMILY MEMBERS OF EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND CITIZENS


What do I need to...
The Permanent Residence Card is the document that formalizes the right of permanent residence in Portugal and may only be applied for by third country nationals who are family members of EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens after five years of uninterrupted legal residence in this country.

The right of entry, permanence and residence in Portugal covers the citizens of the European Union (EU), of the European Economic Area, Principality of Andorra and of Switzerland, as well as their family members.

Who may apply?
Third country nationals who are family members of citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Principality of Andorra and Switzerland, and hold a Residence Card.

Where can I apply?
At SEF’s Branches, by scheduling in advance.

When can I apply?
Before the expiry date of your Residence Card.

What do I need to apply?
Documents and Requirements:

1. Scheduling in advance;
2. To have legally resided in Portugal for an uninterrupted period of 5 years;
3. Two photographs;
4. Valid Passport or Identity Card (and photocopies of the same);

In case of family link by way of marriage
5. Documental evidence that the family link that grounded the emission of the preceding Residence Card still exists or if the same lasted for a period of 5 years – for example updated marriage certificate and respective photocopy.

In case of family link by way of non-marital partnership:
6. Documental evidence that the family link that grounded the emission of the preceding Residence Card still exists or if the same lasted for a period of 5 years – for example, copy of joint tax return (Declaração de IRS), joint bank accounts, or other documents that may prove the uphold of the non-marital partnership, together with photocopy (ies) of such document (s);

In case you have changed your address:
7. Documental evidence of change of address – for example, an Attestation of Residence issued by the local parish (Atestado de Residência da Junta de Freguesia), Final Deeds of Purchase (Escritura de Compra e venda), or Property lease contract (Contrato de Arrendamento), together with the respective photocopy.

> Click here to access the: Application Form for a Permanent Residence Card for third country citizens who are family member of European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein , Norway and Switzerland citizens

What does it cost?
€ 15,00
Other costs

What is the time frame to meet the request?
Within three months of delivering the application (maximum deadline).

Other information
If you require additional information on this subject consult SEF’s website.

Relevant legislation
- Act 37/2006, of August 9 - Regulates the right of European Union citizens and respective family members to move and reside freely within Portuguese territory [click to open PDF]

- Ordinance n.1334-D/2010 – Approves the official forms of the Registration Certificate of EU citizen [certificado de registo de cidadão da União Europeia], of the permanent residence title of EU citizen [documento de residência permanente de cidadão da União Europeia], of the residence card of EU citizens’ family members [cartão de residência de familiar de cidadão da União Europeia], and the value of the fees for the issuance of such documents [click to open PDF]

Any further queries? Do contact us
Address – For scheduling an appointment SEF – wire line
Telephone - 808 202 653
e-Mail - gricrp.cc@sef.pt
Opening hours – working days from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Address - For scheduling an appointment SEF – mobile network
Telephone -808 962 690
e-Mail - gricrp.cc@sef.pt
Opening hours – working days from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Address
SEF’s Branches

To print this information please click HERE

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RENEWAL OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE CARD
HELD BY THIRD COUNTRY CITIZENS
WHO ARE FAMILY MEMBERS OF EU/EEA/SWITZERLAND CITIZENS


What do I need to...

The Permanent Residence Card is the document that formalizes the right of permanent residence in Portugal and may only be applied for by third country nationals who are family members of EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens after five years of uninterrupted legal residence in this country.

The right of entry, permanence and residence in Portugal covers the citizens of the European Union (EU), of the European Economic Area, Principality of Andorra  and of Switzerland, as well as their family members.

Who may apply?
Third country nationals who are family members of citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Principality of Andorra and Switzerland, and hold a Residence Card.

Where can I apply?
At SEF’s Branches, by scheduling in advance.
At SEF’s Branches, by on line scheduling in advance.

When can I apply?
Before the expiry date of your Residence Card.

What do I need to apply?
Documents and Requirements:

1. scheduling in advance / on line scheduling in advance
2. To hold a Residence Card;
3. Two photographs;
4. Valid Passport (and photocopies of the same);

In case you have changed your address;
5. Documental evidence of change of address – for example, na Attestation of Residence issued by the local parish (Atestado de Residência da Junta de Freguesia), Final Deeds of Purchase (Escritura de Compra e venda), or Property lease contract (Contrato de Arrendamento), with photocopy of the same.

> Click here to access the: Form for the renewal of a Permanent Residence Card for third country citizens who are family members of European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein , Norway and Switzerland citizens

What does it cost?
€ 15,00
Other costs

What is the time frame to meet the request?
Within three months of delivering the application (maximum deadline).

Other information
If you require additional information on this subject consult SEF’s website.

Relevant legislation
- Act 37/2006, of August 9 - Regulates the right of European Union citizens and respective family members to move and reside freely within Portuguese territory [click to open PDF]

- Ordinance n.1334-D/2010 – Approves the official forms of the Registration Certificate of EU citizen [certificado de registo de cidadão da União Europeia], of the permanent residence title of EU citizen [documento de residência permanente de cidadão da União Europeia], of the residence card of EU citizens’ family members [cartão de residência de familiar de cidadão da União Europeia], and the value of the fees for the issuance of such documents [click to open PDF]

Any further queries? Do contact us
Address – For scheduling an appointment SEF – wire line
Telephone - 808 202 653
e-Mail - gricrp.cc@sef.pt
Opening hours – working days from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Address - For scheduling an appointment SEF – mobile network
Telephone -808 962 690
e-Mail - gricrp.cc@sef.pt
Opening hours – working days from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Address
SEF’s Branches

To print this information please click HERE

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