The new methodology for bookings includes “notification to citizens and/or their representatives”, according to a statement from the SEF.

"Like what was done for expressions of interest on the SAPA Portal (Automatic Pre-Scheduling System), SEF began contacting citizens with appointments for the ARI grant by chronological order of date of payment of the analysis fee and respective application status, until the first quarter of 2020, thus allowing for the availability of an agenda for all investors in a more transparent, balanced and fair manner”, states the note.

In October, the ARI program celebrated nine years of existence, the month in which it surpassed 6,000 million euros raised through this instrument, according to data from SEF.