“There are about 33,000 immigrants who can automatically renew their permits, according to SEF,” Dinheiro Vivo writes based on a report by Lusa.
“Portugal needs immigrants” for “its demography, its economy and its culture”, said Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ana Catarina Mendes, according to Barron’s.
And that company is VFS Global, according to Lusa.
“New measures facilitate entry of foreign workers and their families, citizens of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries, higher education students and digital nomads.”
In the battle for the elusive digital nomads, who will win, Spain or Portugal — and what will it mean?
“We couldn’t afford health insurance,” is one reason cited by a transplant from the U.S. who moved to Portugal with his husband in 2018 on a D7 visa, according to
“People have been left detained at airports, paying to have broken bones treated or risked losing their jobs due to the delays in getting a biometric card that is vital to everyday life and proves their legal status,” according to the Guardian.
Professionals in Portugal’s catering and hospitality sectors, who’ve been hit by a shortage of labor, are calling on the government to ensure the new work visa scheme is accompanied by better resources.
…and how many can we expect?
“A report in Portugal’s Publico newspaper on Wednesday said … four Russian oligarchs had applied for Portuguese nationality through Porto’s Israeli Community, according to Reuters.
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