Renewing Residence in Portugal

Article 76, paragraph 2 and 3 – Renewing a Permanent Residence Permit
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
  • Permission for SEF to check portuguese criminal record (except for under 16 years old)
 Notes
  • The application for renewing the residence permit may be submitted by the person concerned between 90 and 30 days previous to the expiry of the title.
  • Where the renewing of the title is applied for after the expiry date, the application must be accompanied by evidence of permanence in national territory or by documentary evidence of the motives for having been abroad
  • 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
  • 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
 Fees

ARTICLE 76, PARAGRAPH 2 OF THE REPSAE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ARTICLE 65, OF THE RD 84/2007 AS AMENDED

ORDER NUMBER 1563/2007, OF 11/12