Portugal: Visa Validity Extension

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Citizen Cards and immigration related documents that previously expired will remain valid until 31 Dec 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 24 Feb 2020 will remain valid until 31 Dec 2021.   

What are the Changes? 

The validity of Citizen Cards and other eligible immigration documents will be extended until 31 Dec 2021. This decision was made in order to benefit foreign nationals who are unable to return to their country of origin due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

Looking Ahead  

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

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.