In a statement, SEF states that, by midday, it had already “issued 561 documents with reference to the payment of residence permits received through digital platforms”, namely the SEF and ePortugal website.
The portal allows CPLP citizens to benefit from “a new simplified and quick model for granting a residence permit, entirely digital and accessible”, reads the statement sent by the authority. The objective is — in addition to facilitating and accelerating the process — to avoid going to SEF in order to obtain the residence permit certificate.
According to SEF, the high demand caused “specific access difficulties” throughout the morning of this Monday. However, the portal remains in operation. The Portuguese authority added that “citizens holding new CPLP consular visas, issued after October 31, 2022, can also register on the portal”.
This absolutely unsustainable. May God help the Portuguese.
By Diogo F. from Lisbon on 13 Mar 2023, 16:28
Whenever there's a policy change, it always benefit the outsiders first while citizens foot the bill. No wonder everyone is on strike but the gov wouldn't bat an eye.
By Felipe T. from Porto on 14 Mar 2023, 00:11
Don't worry, Diogo and Felipe. Keep up with your attitude and no immigrants will live in Portugal anymore. Then you can bring fascist rule back and enjoy living in an isolated backwater with no economic stimulus or investment. I'm sure you'll enjoy it tremendously.
By Jeff BB from Beiras on 20 Mar 2023, 12:50