Portugal – New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

Posted on August 28, 2017

Law no. 29/2017 of May 30, 2017 transposes into Portuguese law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/67 (concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services). Effective May 31, 2017, all EU-based companies posting (seconding) employees to… Read more »

Portugal – Portuguese Immigration Authorities on Strike

Posted on January 13, 2017

A new strike inside the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) is expected to begin in January with a total duration of six months. Once the strike is officially announced, heavy delays are expected in the following services: Analysis of… Read more »

PORTUGAL – Golden Visa Corruption to Cause Processing Delays

Posted on November 20, 2014

Portuguese police have recently arrested several officials due to a suspicion of corrupt activities in granting residence visas under Portugal’s Golden Visa program, which allows non-European investors to obtain permanent residency in exchange for investing in business, financial instruments, and… Read more »

PORTUGAL – Fines Imposed For Failure to Make Notifications to Immigration Services

Posted on January 27, 2014

The Portuguese authorities have started to impose fines in cases where non-EU nationals have failed to register their arrival with Immigration Services (SEF) and in cases where non-EU nationals holding Portuguese visas or residence permits and renewing their passports fail… Read more »