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Key Points

  • Citizen Cards and immigration-related documents that previously expired will remain valid until December 31, 2021


The government of Portugal announced that certain documents, including Citizen Cards, ADSE family beneficiary cards, and certificates in addition to visas related to temporary stay in Portugal that expired after February 24, 2020, will remain valid until December 31, 2021.

What are the Changes?

The validity of Citizen Cards and other eligible immigration documents will be extended until December 31, 2021. This decision benefited foreign nationals who could not return to their country of origin due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Portugal’s website for additional information and updates.

Source: Government of Portugal

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