- In the next six months, Portugal will replace the Immigration and Border Service with a new government agency called the Portuguese Agency for Minorities, Migration, and Asylum
The Portuguese government plans to replace the Immigration and Border Service, known as Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF), with a new government agency called the Portuguese Agency for Minorities, Migration, and Asylum (APMMA). The new agency will merge the services of SEF with those of the High Commission for Migration (ACM). The APMMA will handle migrant integration, providing information on documents, job opportunities, language learning, and other public services.
What are the Changes?
The Portuguese government will replace the SEF with a new agency, APMMA, merging SEF with ACM. APMMA will handle all migration-related efforts that were previously managed under SEF.
The government aims to implement APMMA within the next six months fully. Continue to check the government of Portugal’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Portugal