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[Sticky] Press Release from the British Embassy 19/10/20 - UK Nationals Living in Portugal  


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Joint Press Release from the Portuguese Borders and Immigration Service (SEF) and the British Embassy in Lisbon

The Portuguese Borders and Immigration Service (SEF) and the British Embassy in Lisbon have today 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.

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.

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

Further information can be found on SEF’s website and GOV.UK.

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Following this press release, please see the attached posters launched today by the British Embassy and SEF.

The embassy have also asked us to pass on the following comment:

Towards the end of the year we will launch a new campaign about exchanging the current EU residence documents for new biometric cards that identify if the holder is under the Withdrawal Agreement. In the meantime, if you are asked about this, please reassure that the current residence documents will continue to be accepted after the end of the transition period, and that the exchange process will only start from 1 January 2021 onwards and will be open for at least 6 months. We will share more information on this towards the end of the year.

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