British Embassy Lisbon and SEF launch joint campaign on registering for residence


British Embassy Lisbon and SEF launch joint campaign on registering for residence

The British Embassy in Lisbon and the Portuguese Borders and Immigration Agency (SEF) have launched a joint information campaign to remind UK nationals who are living in Portugal, or plan to by the end of the year, to register for residence if they have not already done so.

UK nationals who live in Portugal and who intend to remain here after the end of the year, as well as those who, by 31 December 2020, arrive in Portugal with the intention to reside, should register with their local Town Hall (Câmara Municipal) to get their Certificate of Registration.

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Registration should be made so that UK nationals can demonstrate their rights are protected under the Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom. This includes the right to work, access healthcare, education, and benefits, after the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

Any residence documents already held by 31 December 2020 will continue to be accepted after the end of the transition period.

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More information will be available shortly on substituting current documents for new residence documents which state the holder’s status as a beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement

You can find the resources for this campaign here:

Campaign poster (PDF, 1.34MB, 1 page)

Campaign leaflet (PDF, 1.34MB, 2 pages)

Animation video

This campaign sits alongside the UK Government’s central campaign for UK nationals in the EU that informs what actions they should take before the end of the transition period in order to guarantee their rights under the Withdrawal Agreement.

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Further information can be found on Living in Portugal guide and SEF’s website.


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