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What is SEF in Portugal?

Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF) is the immigration and border service agency of Portugal. They are responsible for the documentation of aliens and foreigners in Portugal. SEF is also responsible for issuing residence permits and extending visas to foreign nationals in Portugal.

Who is the Immigration and Border Service of Portugal?

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Are pending proceedings before SEF still legal in Portugal?

Foreign nationals who have pending proceedings before SEF, pursuant to the Asylum Act (Act 27/2008, as amended), submitted between March 18 2020 and April 30 2021, are deemed legal in Portugal. The procedure remains suspended, during its appreciation and processing period, ensuring an equal treatment for foreign nationals.

What is the role of SEF in immigration?

They are a security service within the ministry of internal affairs tasked with border control, preventing and combating crime related to illegal immigration and trafficking of human beings, managing travel documents, investigating asylum procedures and safeguarding internal security. What are the services SEF provides?

What is the role of SEF in immigration?

They are a security service within the ministry of internal affairs tasked with border control, preventing and combating crime related to illegal immigration and trafficking of human beings, managing travel documents, investigating asylum procedures and safeguarding internal security. What are the services SEF provides?

Where is SEF located in Portugal?

The headquarters of SEF is in Lisbon and there are regional SEF offices throughout the country. Here is a list of Directorates and Regional Delegations for SEF offices around Portugal:

What is the future of the foreigners and Borders Service (SEF)?

The previous government decided in November 2021 that the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) would be extinct in Portugal in January 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the extinction of SEF has been set for May 12. SEF will be replaced by the Portuguese Agency of Migration and Asylum (APMA).

What does SEF stand for?

The Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has carried out, today, in Lisboa area, an operation for compliance of search judicial warrants in six domiciles and four shopping mall stores and offices.

What is SEF in Portugal?

Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF) is the immigration and border service agency of Portugal. They are responsible for the documentation of aliens and foreigners in Portugal. SEF is also responsible for issuing residence permits and extending visas to foreign nationals in Portugal.

How many people have been detained by SEF in Portugal?

In this operation, involving more than one hundred SEF inspectors, about 110.000 passengers have been controlled at the Portuguese borders and 54 flights from Brazil to Lisboa monitored. SEF has identified 27 illegal immigrants and has detained seven citizens as well in the national territory.

What are the rules for foreign citizens entering Portugal from another country?

Foreign citizens entering the country from another Member State by way of a border not subject to control shall be required to report this fact to SEF (Portugal Immigration department) within the first three days of stay.

Is Portugal’s SEF compliant with Interpol red notices?

From the Portuguese authorities’ action, one can stand out the SEF compliance in two Interpol “red notices” (international arrest warrants), in which the detention of two individuals wanted by the authorities of their countries of origin for murder and money laundering has been held.

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