Brexit Grace Period for UK Citizens Ends June 30th

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The Brexit withdrawal period ended on December 31st 2020 and, as of January 1st 2021, the UK is no longer treated as an EU country. If you want to move to Portugal from the UK, and you do not have citizenship from another EU country, you will most likely need to apply for a residency visa in order to live in Portugal.

If, however, you were living in Portugal prior to December 31st 2020 but, for whatever reason, didn’t manage to apply for residency, Portugal has given a grace period until June 30th 2021.

While applications were previously done through your nearest câmara municipal, applications made between January 1st 2021 and June 30th 2021 will be handled by SEF (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras) instead.

To request your residence certificate (Certificado de Residência):

Email [email protected] and be sure to include:

  • Full name
  • NIF (Número de Identificação Fiscal)
  • Telephone number
  • Evidence that you were living in Portugal prior to December 31st 2020 (tickets of entry into Portugal, rental contract, etc).
  • Copies of your passport

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Article originally published on 18 May, 2021

2 thoughts on “Brexit Grace Period for UK Citizens Ends June 30th”

  1. Wow, you added an extra day to June, how nice of you. June ends on the 30th. Remember the poem:

    Thirty days hath September,
    April, June, and November,
    All the rest have thirty-one,
    But February’s twenty-eight,
    The leap year, which comes once in four,
    Gives February one day more.

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