Further to the end of the transition period, UK citizens living in Portugal are due to comply with new legislation regarding their legal stay in Portugal.
As such, UK citizens who were already residents in Portugal by 31.12.2020 must request the exchange of the current residence certificate for a residence permit:
- UK citizens holders of EU Citizen Registration Certificates are due to exchange the certificate for a temporary residence permit;
- UK citizens holders of Permanent Residence Certificate are due to change the certificate for a permanent residence permit.
- Should the UK citizen not have any of the aforementioned documents, but actually live in Portugal, said UK citizen may request the issuance of a residence permit and further attest its residency by showing the respective evidences.
This change should take place up to 30.06.2021 and must be made through SEF’s Brexit portal.
Please do let us know if you would like to have Abreu Advogados’ assistance in this process.