Renewing Residence in Portugal

Article 63, paragraphs 12 and 13 – Renewing a Residence Title for data amendment
Documents Required

The application for the renewing of a residence permit shall be made on-line. It shall be delivered personally, on a standard form signed by the applicant or by his/her legal representative, if the applicant is a minor or legally disabled, and can be submitted in any SEF directorate or regional delegation, which may send it, after proceedings and decision, to the directorate or regional delegation of the applicant’s area of residence. It shall be accompanied by:

  • Two recent, identical photographs, in colour with blank background, and easily identifiable (only for appointments at Odivelas, Aveiro or Braga SEF bureau)
  • Passport or any other valid travel document, proving the alteration (s) to personal data
  • Other documentary evidence of the alteration(s) to personal data
  • Permission for SEF to check portuguese criminal record  (except for under 16 years old)
  • The duplicate of the residence title issued as a result of alterations to personal data, does not imply an alteration to the expiry date of this title
  • Residence Permit shall not be renovated if the holder has been judged by default, unless he / she is able to present evidence that he / she is no longer deemed as having been judged by default
  • Residents shall communicate to SEF any changes in their marital status, or in their home address, within 60 days from the date those alterations occur, subject to the application of the offence provided in Article 202, n.º 1, of the Aliens Act (breach of duty provided in article 86 of the Act), for non-timely communication of the marital status or domicile change
  • A receipt attesting submission of an application for renewal of a residence permit, replaces the Residence Permit, in all its effects, for a period of 60 days, renewable