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Population: 10 325 452
NFP: Immigration and Borders Service (SEF)
Involvement: Since 2006

The main migration policy instruments in Portugal:

Non-exhaustive list of key policy documents in the area of migration:

The main ministries in charge of migration affairs:

  • Ministry for Internal Administration: Together with its subordinate authorities (such as the SEF) it is the main body dealing with migration affairs, including immigration (entry, residence); asylum; return and repatriation.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs: in charge of visa and consular affairs; relations with third countries; diaspora relations.
  • Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity: in charge of labour migration.
  • Presidency of the Council of Ministers: High Commission for Migration; in charge of integration policy. 


Last update: December 2018

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