Immigrants from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) can request their residency permit online

The Portuguese Government has created a new platform exclusively for immigrants from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) which allows them to obtain an automatic residency permit online, valid for one year and renewable every two years, without the need of an appointment with SEF.

The platform is now valid for citizens from this community who either:

  • Have a visa issued by a Portuguese Consulate until the 31st of October 2022; or
  • Who have submitted a “manifestation of interest” until the 31st of December 2022 and are still waiting for an appointment with SEF to obtain their residency permit.

On a second stage, the platform will also be available for citizens who have not yet started their residency permit process or have done so from 2023 onwards.

The automatic residency permit will have a cost of €15.

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