UK citizens registered in Portugal up 36.7%

in News · 11-04-2019 17:49:00 · 1 Comments
UK citizens registered in Portugal up 36.7%

The number of UK nationals registered as living in Portugal has jumped 36.7% since the Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016

This does not necessarily mean the actual number has gone up as much, as many Brits had let their residency lapse and were forced to register again following concerns about a no-deal Brexit.

Before the 2016 referendum, the Portuguese Foreigners and Border Service (SEF) recorded 19,384 Brits residing in Portugal.

The 2018 numbers are not finalised yet, but the SEF estimates that about 26.500 UK citizens have residency authorisation in Portugal.


me and my husband became resident in 2017. paid our E15 and received our residency certificates. i have now received a request for a further E10. my husband hasn't and nor have others who became resident before us. some have paid nothing at all. I would like to know why i have been singled out and has anyone else had the same treatment? i have not been given a reason why just that i need to pay E25?!

by Denise Roper from Other on 12-04-2019 07:38:00
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