The law published in Diário da República provides for the end of SEF on January 11, 2022.

The Socialist Party bill delivered to the Assembly of the Republic postpones the extinction of this security service for another six months with the justification of the evolution of the epidemiological situation of Covid-19 in recent weeks in Portugal, which foresees “the need to reinforce border control, namely with regard to verifying compliance with the rules relating to testing”.

The diploma of November 12 determines that the current administrative powers of SEF in relation to foreign citizens will be carried out by the Portuguese Agency for Migration and Asylum (APMA), which the Government will have to create by decree-law, and by the Institute Registry and Notary (IRN), in addition to the transfer of police powers to the PSP, GNR and PJ.