Taking into account the most recent data on the new visa to look for a job in Portugal, which came into force at the end of October 2022, Ana Mendes Godinho also advanced the increase in the number of foreigners with an active presence in Social Security.

“The presence of active foreign workers working in Social Security is now 630,000, a value that compares with 10,000 in 2015”, advanced Mendes Godinho.

The Minister of Labour also revealed that the creation of Social Security at the time, a simplification instrument that aimed to facilitate the entry of foreigners into the formal economy, “allowed the entry into Social Security of 340,000 people who were outside the system”.