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 Visa Requests;
  • Scheduling Appointments;
  • Request Residence Permits;
  • Renew Residence Permits;
  • Request Residence Permits under the Golden Visa Program.

Expect major delays in visa and residence permit processing in Portugal over the next six months.


Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.