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Legal framework of entry, permanence, exit and removal of foreigners into and out of national territory

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Act n.º 26/2018, of 5 July
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Act n.º 102/2017, of 28 August 
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Act, n.º 59/2017, of 31 July
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Act 63/2015, of 30 of July​ 
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Act 29/2012, of 9 August (PDF)
The present law establishes the conditions and procedures on the entry, stay, exit and removal of foreign citizens from Portuguese territory, as well as the long-term resident status.

Act 23/2007,of 4 July (PDF)
This Act approves the legal framework of entry, permanence, exit and removal of foreigners into and out of national territory.

 

Order n.º 9/2018, of 11 September
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Order n.º 15-A/2015, of 2 September

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Fees


Ordinance on setting the administrative fees nº305 – A/2012, of 4 de October 2012​
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Residence for the Nationals of all European Union Member-States (EU) and for their family members in the national territory

Act 37/2006, 9 August (PDF)
Rules the right of citizens of the European Union and their families to move and reside freely in the national territory and transposes to the internal legal order the European Parliament and Council Directive n.º 2004/38/EC of 29 April.

Bulletin of accommodation

Ordinance n.º 529/2003 (Rectifications)​
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PREVIOUS LEGISLATION

Order n.º 1661-A/2013 (PDF)
Amends Order n.º 11820-A/2012

Order n.º 11820-A/2012 (PDF)
As defined by paragraph 3, Article 90, the implementing rules for the specific legal mechanism pursuant to this norm is ruled by Order of the members of the government in charge of Foreign Affairs and Internal Affairs.

Decree-Law n.º 34/2003, of 25 February (PDF)
This law amends Decree-Law N.º 244/1998, 8 August, with the amendments arising from Law N.º 97/1999, 26 of July and by Decree-Law n.º 4/2001 of 10 January, which approves the conditions for the entry, permanence, exit and removal of foreign nationals from Portugal. ​

Implementing Decree n.º 6/2004,of 26 April (PDF)
Decree-Law n.º 244/98, of 8 August, with the wording given it by Decree-Law n.º 34/2003, of 25 February, defines the new legal regime for the entry, permanence, exit and removal of foreign nationals from Portugal. 

Ordinance n.º 727/2007, of 6 September (PDF)
The present Ordinance determines the amounts to be charged by the Immigration and Borders Service for administrative procedures.

O​​rdinance n.º 605-A/2005, of 21 July 
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Ordinance n.º 27-A/2002 (Rectifications) (PDF)
Fixes the rates charged by the SEF. Revokes Ordinance n.º 72/99, of 29 January.

Ordinance n.º 665/99, of 18 August (PDF)
Fixes the rates due for the issue and renewal of residence permits. 

Decree-Law n.º 60/93, of 3 March (PDF)
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Ordinance n. º 1637/2006​​​ (PDF)
Aproves the models of the register certificate, the residence card of the family member of the citizen of the European Union, the permanent residence certificate of the citizen of the European Union and the permanent residence card of family member of his/her family member, according to the Law n.º 37/2006, of August 9th.