According to the council: “The new service provided is the result of a partnership established between the municipality, AMA - Agency for Administrative Modernization, IRN - Institute of Registries and Notaries and SEF - Foreigners and Borders Service”.
The council also offers the following advice:
“Regarding this new residence permit for UK citizens benefiting from the Withdrawal Agreement (Brexit):
• It will be issued to British citizens residing in Portugal, confirming their status as beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement established between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
• The new residence permit replaces the European Union residence documents (Registration Certificate issued by the municipal councils and Permanent Residence Certificate issued by the SEF);
• Current EU residence documents will be accepted until the new residence permit is issued;
• After registering on the portal and submitting the form, UK citizens can download the proof of application in digital format – a document that can be read using a QR Code – which can be printed and used on trips to prove their residence in Portugal”.
I live 30 mins from Lagos but have been told I have to go to Lisbon to complete my application
By Terry from Algarve on 27 Oct 2022, 08:54
We live in VRSA and have received invitations for residency. And like other people the only option available is Lisbon. Absolute madness ad Faro /Loule are only 50 kms away.
By Kazza from Algarve on 27 Oct 2022, 11:51
I live in Lagos and the SEF website is only giving me the option of an appointment in Lisboa!
By Steve from Algarve on 27 Oct 2022, 12:56
So they are going to make thousands and thousands of people travel 500km round trip, insane.
What happened to all the offices they were supposed to open?.
After waiting almost 2 years, they top it off with more incompetence.
By JG from Algarve on 28 Oct 2022, 04:22