Social security numbers issued to 18,000 foreigners in 2020

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 21-01-2020 17:25:00 · 5 Comments

Over 18,000 citizens of other countries have already been issued a Social Security Identification Number (NISS) by the authorities in Portugal under a new measure whereby this number can be issued on the spot, the minister for employment, solidarity and social security, Ana Mendes Godinho, announced on Tuesday.

Godinho, who on Tuesday visited one of the offices in Lisbon where the number is issued, said that the figure was proof that there is great demand for the new 'NISS na Hora' service and that with such moves to simplify bureaucratic procedures it is possible to respond better to people's needs.

"The more we uncomplicate [matters] the more people enter the system," she said, noting that 18.5% of those issued with numbers in this way are Brazilian nationals and 8% from India.

The NISS on the Spot programme is aimed at foreigners living in Portugal who want to start a professional activity, making it quicker and simpler to register in the system and also helping speed up and simplify visa procedures.

According to the minister, 108 social security branches around the country are taking part in the NISS On the Spot programme, in district headquarters of the Institute of Social Security but also in local offices.

Last year in all around 160,000 of the 480,000 foreigners living in Portugal were registered with social security, according to data from government.


Comments:

Hi

By Al amin from Lisbon on 07-07-2020 12:09

I need letest news from your news paper

By Dipak Prajapati from Other on 18-03-2020 11:36

Government take a good decision I am very glade and i hope now sef speed up and send email faster

By Ghulm Murtaza mehr from Lisbon on 13-02-2020 08:13

PORTAGEOUS GOVERNMENT TAKE A GOOD STEP AND SERVE A GOOD SEVICE . It will certainly create a transparency in the system. But the government need to speed up the process of sending emails to the immigrants who are waiting for their residency card. ITS VERY DEMANDING PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING

By MALIK WASEEM AKHTAR from Lisbon on 13-02-2020 01:25

Thanks for the step taken by the government. It will certainly create a transparency in the system. But the government need to speed up the process of sending emails to the immigrants who are waiting for their residency card.

By Surjeet Singh from Lisbon on 22-01-2020 07:09
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