According to a report by Público, these investors with expired golden visas are prevented from entering or leaving Portugal, and if they do, they run the risk of being stranded in other countries.
According to data provided by the SEF to the newspaper, on June 28, 1,256 requests for renewal of ARI and 1,939 for family reunification were pending. There are also cases of people who have documents which expired two years ago and who still do not know when it will be renewed, according to reports from several people to the same publication.
SEF says it is “working on resolving technical issues related to the extension of the validity of documents, simplification of the ARI renewal system and other regulatory issues essential to the functioning of the platforms”, adding that “a new one is being prepared, with the opening of vacancies for concessions and renewals that will be launched later this year”.
It's called the Tejo two-step...Watch your back Jack...
By Sakamoto Suarez from Lisbon on 04 Jul 2022, 12:09
It's scandalous how poorly Portuguese bureaucrats treats golden visa holders after they take our money. Although having lived in Portugal for a while now, I've learned it's not much worse than they treat Portuguese citizens.
By Paul from Lisbon on 05 Jul 2022, 22:00
Rake it in - then leave them high and dry.
By Steve. from Algarve on 06 Jul 2022, 11:11
l have friends in Portugal and they have been waiting over a year just for an ordinary residence permit, SEF just ignore or promise " it won`t be long now" but the truth is they are disorganised, unreliable, incompetent and S-----L-----O-------W !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Karen from UK on 06 Jul 2022, 11:44
This article was published last July; I submitted all of my documents to SEF in April 2 to renew my Golden Visa for the final time.. It is now October; I do not have my renewal, and it affects my life in a variety of ways. a new system in place hasn’t happened. When will it?
By Patrick Oh! from Lisbon on 21 Oct 2022, 15:28