Official Name
Portuguese Republic
ISO2 Code
PT
ISO3 Code
PRT
Longitude
39 30 N
Latitude
8 00 W
Geolocation
POINT (-8 39.3)
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Financial Contribution

No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 2.3 "Increasing the macro-impact of remittances on development" 
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Attended Summit
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No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 1.2 "Empowering Migrants and Diaspora to Contribute to Development" 
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No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 2.1 "Inclusion, protection and acceptance of migrants in society - linking human rights and migrant empowerment for development" 
  • Co-Chair in RT 2.2 "Reintegration and circular migration - Effective for development?" 
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Financial Contribution
  • The Republic of Portugal contributed financially to the GFMD 2010 Budget. 
RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 1.1 "Partnerships for more regular and protected migration" 
  • Team Member in RT 2.2 "Migration, gender and family" 
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No Financial Contribution

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No Participation

Attended Summit
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No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 3.1 "Improving Public Perceptions of Migrants and Migration" 
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No Financial Contribution

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No Participation

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No Financial Contribution

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No Participation

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Thematic Meetings
- Attended Thematic Meeting on "Recognizing the contributions of women migrants to economic and social development in countries of origin and destination and addressing their specific needs, particularly concerning respect for their human rights" on 8 September 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Financial Contribution
  • EUR 20,000 (USD 21,692) for the Participation of LDCs at the Summit. 
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No Participation

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No Financial Contribution

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No Participation

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Portuguese government gives temporary residence to immigrants with pending applications

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Portuguese Government has decided that all immigrants with residence permit applications that were pending at the Aliens and Borders Office (SEF) on 18th March will receive permission for temporary residence and have access to the same rights as all other citizens, including social support. The measure also includes asylum seekers. 

This measure will remain in force until at least July 2020.

 

Council for Migration

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

The Council for Migrations is the body for consultation, support and participation in the definition of broad lines of action of the ACM, I.P., and in decision-making of the governing council, ensuring the participation and collaboration of public and private entities in the definition and implementation of migration policies.

COVID-19: Government grants residence to immigrants and asylum seekers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Portugal granted temporary residence status to more than 350 000 migrants, providing them full access to health care and social support. During this time, Portugal also granted universal access to COVID-19 vaccinations, vaccinating 600 000 migrants, including people without documentation.

EUROMED Migration V (EMM5)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

In the framework of the EUROMED Migration V project, trainings to sensitise journalists and media professionals about the benefits of promoting a balanced narrative on migration are organised. Public Communicatorsí Workshops are developed to highlight the central role of public communicators in informing the public debate on migration, and in shaping people's perceptions of migration.

Mobility Agreement - Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) has officially signed a mobility agreement that will permit the granting of visas and residence permits as well as the movement of its citizens within the Communityís member countries.
The Agreement aims at facilitating the entry and stay of citizens from a CPLP Member State in the territory of another Member State through the following immigration titles: (i) CPLP short-term visa; (ii) CPLP temporary stay visa; (iii) CPLP residence visa; and (iv) CPLP residence permit.

Prague Process Action Plan 2023-2027

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

Making migration and mobility positive forces for development
1. Bring together representatives of diaspora communities and governments of countries of origin and destination for round-table debates on sharing best practices and on recognising the role and needs of diaspora communities in development and investment in countries of origin as well as in integration in the host societies.

Telephone Translation Service

Submitted by Mr. Camille Saadé on

The  High Commission for Migration (ACM) created the Telephone Translation Service (STT) to overcome the language barrier, one of the great difficulties experienced by immigrants in their relationship with the services in Portugal.

The STT offers a database of 60 translators/interpreters that fluently speak, besides Portuguese, one or more languages, and is aimed at Portuguese speakers / foreigners who need to communicate with foreigners and Portuguese citizens / entities.

GCM National Implementation Plan, Portugal

Submitted by Ms. Charlotte … on

Portugal was (one of) the first countries in the world to approve its National Plan to implement the Global Compact on Migration. The National Implementation Plan is structured around the following 5 fundamental axes: 

• Promotion of safe, orderly and regular migration; 

• Improvement of migration flow organization and integrated border management processes; 

• Promotion and qualification of immigrant reception and integration mechanisms;

• Supporting the connection of migrants to their country of origin and their return projects; 

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