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Portugal received around 2,600 new asylum applications last year

Portugal received around 2,600 new asylum applications last year, the main nationalities being Gambia, Afghanistan and Colombia, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) revealed today. "At...

Amendment to the “ill-considered” law that facilitated immigration is now in force

The new rules for immigration into Portugal, announced on Monday, came into force at 00:00 today, after the legal changes were published in the...

Immigrants in Portugal increased by 33% in 2023 (and are already over 1 million)

The foreign population in Portugal increased by 33% last year, totaling more than one million immigrants living legally in the country, according to a...

“Urgent situation”. Marcelo promulgates new migration rules

Note highlights the "extremely urgent situation of regularization" of thousands of pending "residence permit" cases. The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has...

Migration Plan? Solidariedade Imigrante accuses government of betrayal

The president of the Immigrant Solidarity association today accused the government of betrayal by approving the Migration Action Plan and said he will fight...

Government wants to transform CPLP immigrant visas into EU visas

The Portuguese government's Migration Action Plan envisages transforming the current mobility visa for immigrants from the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) into a Community...
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