Fun times!?!? What are the differences in the policing units, PSP, GNR, PJ?
The headline here is a little unhelpful in that SEA will not actually be taking over a lot of SEF's roles, including what most interests most of us. The new SEA will have a form of central oversight and data ownership, but the key agency for immigrants/expats will be the IRN.
The IRN (the National Registry, which people may have come across for cadernetas [property documentation] and perhaps business registration) will be responsible for passports and residency documentation. It seems likely that SEF staff previously working on this, and perhaps some locations, will transfer across - but there is as yet no published information about the practical impacts.
Wondering, if it is a good or a bad thing for us, who is coming to Portugal. somewhere deep inside I hear the voice whispering that this move might create some delays or hiccups. I will keep my fingers crossed and hope that this move will not postpone our processes and scheduled appointments.
I would rather like to have a positive experience 😆
I recall someone was stopped by the gnr, he expressed annoyance and said he thought the gnr were there to help people?
"No" said the gnr man " our job is to protect the government"
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