“Until the Portuguese Agency for Migration and Asylum (APMA) and the Institute of Registries and Notaries (IRN) assume the competences in terms of granting and renewing residence permits (…) the simplified procedure for examining applications for granting and renewing residence permits will continue”, reads the proposal.

The measure provides that in order to continue to provide foreign citizens residing in Portugal with a means of electronic identification to access digital public services, the possibility of subscribing to the Digital Mobile Key must be maintained at SEF.