Portugal – Processing Times at SEF Return to Normal Following Corruption Investigation

What has changed

As a follow up to our eAlert from November 18, 2014, indicating processing delays at the Servico de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF – or Immigration Service) in Portugal due to a corruption investigation into the country’s Golden Visa program, we are pleased to inform that all processing times are back to normal.


Who is affected?
What to expect

All individuals currently in the middle of an immigration process to Portugal, particularly those applying within Portugal, as opposed to at a Portuguese diplomatic mission abroad.


What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide attorney or representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your clients.

The information above was provided by Emigra Worldwide, our global network partners, and relevant government authorities. The information herein is for general purposes only and not intended as advice for a particular matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the global immigration professional with whom you work.