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  • 14 February 2019 | SEF develops inspections in Vale do Tejo and Alentejo area

    ​The Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has carried out, this week, several inspections in Vale do Tejo and Alentejo area.

    Yesterday, SEF has carried out an inspection in Seixal and Amora area. In total, seven commercial and catering establishments have been inspected, where 30 foreign nationals and ten nationals have been identified.

    Of the 30 foreign nationals, six have been identified for working without a residence permit allowing them to carry out the mentioned professional activity, having been notified for voluntary withdrawal from the national territory.

    Four administrative offences have been set up against the employers for using activity from a foreign national illegally staying.

    In Estremoz, SEF has inspected four express bus connections at the city's bus terminal. During the action, the identifications of all citizens have been checked, as well as the legality of the entry and stay of the foreign citizens in the National Territory. Twelve foreign nationals have been identified, holding a valid residence permit.

    Still this week, SEF has carried out as well a documentary control action in the international train, at the Entroncamento – Lisboa route. The operation “Celta" had as main goal the checking of the documentary situation of the foreign nationals at the entry flows in the national territory by rail.

    This action allowed the identification of 77 citizens, of which 41 foreign nationals. All the identified passengers were legally staying in the national territory.

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  • 11 February 2019 | Five detentions at Lisboa and Faro Airports

    ​The Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has detained, this last weekend, at Lisboa and Faro airports, five foreign nationals for the crime of using forged documents.

    At the Humberto Delgado Airport, Lisboa, four foreign nationals have been detained, all travelling to Dublin, holding forged identity cards and driver's licence, issued by Italy, Belgium and Greece.

    The forged documents have been delivered to the court, together with the detainees.

    At Faro Airport, SEF has detained a foreign national caught in the act travelling to Cork, in the Republic of Ireland, with a forged passport from the Republic of Slovakia.

    In addition to the strong evidences for the committing of the mentioned crime, the passenger was illegally staying in the national territory, for which he has been detained for illegally staying and will be brought before the Court of Faro for validation of the detention and possible implementation of cautionary measures.

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  • 11 February 2019 | SEF carries out inspections to catering establishments and bus terminals

    ​The Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has carried out, last week, two inspections in Açores.

    Two catering establishments have been inspected, in Ponta Delgada, and thirteen foreign nationals have been identified, all legally staying in the country.

    In Terceira, four tourist resorts have been further inspected. This action had the purpose for the entrepreneurs and employees of the establishments inspected to clarify on the procedures related to SIBA platform – Accommodation Bulletin Information System. This is a mandatory system for electronic communication of the accommodation of foreign nationals to all hotel units and equivalent.

    Just last week, SEF, in cooperation with PSP, has carried out an inspection at the Bus Terminal in Santarém. In total, 61 citizens have been identified, of which 21 were foreign nationals. Three have been detected to be illegally staying in the country, which were notified to leave the National Territory within 20 days.

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