In a statement, SEF states that residence permits that expire in the subsequent quarter can be automatically renewed without the need to go to a service desk in person, simply by accessing the “personal area” of the SEF portal in “automatic renewal”.

According to SEF, this modality has existed since July 2020 and around 300 thousand automatic renewals have already been carried out.

SEF specifies that the functionality is available for the period until September 30, 2023, with an estimated universe of 84 thousand foreign citizens, already residents, as possible beneficiaries.