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  • 21 March 2019 | SEF Operation identifies five citizens in illegal situation in Montemor-o-Velho

    The Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has carried out, this week, an inspection operation in two cropping farms dedicated to the harvesting of red berries in Montemor-o-Velho County.

    In total, 50 workers have been identified, 21 of which foreign nationals, mostly from the Hindustani peninsula.

    Of these, five were in illegal documentary situation in the national territory, of which four have been notified for voluntary leaving the national territory within 20 days. The situation of the fifth illegally staying identified citizen is being assessed by SEF, in which he might comply with the proper conditions for regularisation.

    The employer with the workers without qualification for the professional activity at its service an administrative offence has been set up, with a penalty ranging until 10.000 euros.

    The operation had the participation of the Authority for Working conditions (ACT), the Social Security Institution (ISS) and Customs (Tax and Customs Authority).

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  • 21 March 2019 | SEF inspects a construction site in Aljezur

    Under the control of stay of foreign nationals in the national territory, the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has carried out, yesterday, an inspection to a construction site in the Aljezur area, in cooperation with the Authority for Working conditions (ACT), in which 37 workers have been identified, of which two illegally staying foreign nationals, notified to voluntary leaving the country.

    Three administrative offences have been set up, as well, to two companies for using the labour of an illegally staying foreign national and to a self-employed worker for unauthorised professional activity.

    A joint inspection with the Maritime Police in the Ferragudo area has also been carried out, and 23 caravan users have been identified, all nationals of the European Union. Any irregularity in their stay in Portugal has not been noticed.

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  • 20 March 2019 | Operation “Flora” detects eight illegally staying citizens in a night entertainment establishment

    The Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has unleashed an inspection operation in a night entertainment establishment, in Santarém area, where eight illegally staying foreign nationals have been notified for voluntary leaving the national territory within 20 days, and three have been notified to attend SEF facilities in Santarém for the possibility of regularisation.

    Operation “Flora" has been developed by SEF in cooperation with other entities (ACT, GNR and ASAE), and allowed to identify about 150 people, of which 51 foreign nationals.

    In addition, an administrative offence to the managing entity of the night entertainment establishment has been set up.

    Moreover, in Santarém area, SEF, with the support of PSP elements, has carried out a documentary control to all passengers of the international train, Train/Hotel Lusitânia / Sud-Express, where 113 people have been identified, of which 76 foreign nationals of 22 different nationalities.

    In this inspection, enveloped on a preventive context of fighting and screening of international and cross-border crime, illegal situations have not been detected.

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