Portugal: Extension of the validity of documents and Emergency State renewed until April 15th

1. A brand new Government decree (nº 22A from March 17th) states that documents expired after February 24th, 2020, are valid until December 31st, 2021, for all legal purposes (the last decree stated validity extension until Mar 31st).

This rule applies to the following documents:

  • Citizen Card (PT id)
  • Driving license
  • Certificates
  • Documents and visas related to the stay in national territory*

*As of December 31st, 2021, documents expired after February 24th, 2020 will be valid and as soon as possible, all holders must provide an appointment scheduling at Immigration Service – SEF (still closed until further notice)

2. A renewal of the current emergency state was approved until April 15th. Among rules, remain circulation restrictions, mandatory teleworking (extended until December 31st), and phased opening of commercial establishments, schools, and other activities.

Luciana Zettel
Immigration Specialist
Santa Fe Relocation
Email: luciana.zettel@santaferelo.com

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