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Rest of residency date after Brexit appointment?!

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I have been registered in Portugal for 5.5 years on my UK passport, did the Brexit temp certificate, and had my appointment with SEF recently for getting the new card.
I then paid the €15 online, got a receipt and am waiting patiently for the new card to turn up.

I logged in again to the SEF brexit portal today just to check if there were any issues, and noticed it said "Start date of residency: xx/11/2022" - which was the date I had my SEF Brexit card biometrics appointment.

Logically with that wording it should say the date I moved to Portugal 5.5 years ago.
I'm worried they have wiped out my residency on their system obviously...

I'd appreciate anybody that has had their Brexit card appointment logging in to check on their details page if that date field says when they came to Portugal or when they had their appointment, thanks!

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We moved to PT in, and had initial residency CRUE from, April 2018. I've just checked the portal - they have two sections: "Permanent address"in Portugal" which is listed as Oct 2022, the date of my appointment; and "New Permanent Address", dated December 2020, the date, I guess, that I made the initial application for the new card, when I also changed my address with them having moved house in the meantime.

The card itself has no "start date", but it has an expiry date of Oct 2027, ie, 5 years after the appointment date.

Just out of interest, how is it likely to matter if the original residency date is, apparently, lost (it may still be recorded in their system somewhere, and I still have the original Câmara-issued certificate if I ever need to prove anything).




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