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Hello all,

I see that the census will be starting soon and there is just over a month to return the data. Any idea what happens if nobody is home during that period? For example, working outside Portugal and unable to nip back currently because of Covid restrictions?

Thanks.

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@vianina

If you haven't got anyone who can access your post for you and tell you what code you've been issued to do it online, this may help (tenth question down).

https://censos2021.ine.pt/#perguntas-frequentes

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@old-bloke, not sure that any of those are going to work (the helpline is likely to be unable to help if I don’t have my codes). I’m actually thinking I may have to go through the rigmarole of a flying visit just to pick up that code. 

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@vianina

If it is of any help in your decision making on whether to scoot back or not, responses should be submitted by the 3rd May.
The law governing the census lists the below as offences, it makes no mention of late responses (unless they choose to class a late response as a failure to provide the information);

Article 21

Counter ordinations

Any of the following behaviours is an offence:

a) Failure to provide the information requested by INE, IP;

b) The provision of inaccurate, insufficient or susceptible to misleading information;

c) Opposition to the steps taken by the people involved in the work to collect the 2021 Census;

d) The refusal of access to the administrative information referred to in article 18.

It lists the applicable fine as being from €250 to €25,000 (which can be halved if the offence was due to negligence).

 

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@old-bloke, yes, that’s what’s bothering me! It seems absolutely nuts to be planning a trip to empty my mailbox in a pandemic, but I think that’s how the land lies, unless anyone comes up with something better. Thanks for your tips.

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