Online platform for Ukrainian refugees coming to Portugal

SEF has launched an online platform, in three different languages, for applications for temporary protection of Ukrainian residents.

The SEFforUkraine.sef.pt platform “allows all Ukrainian citizens and their family (household) members, as well as any foreign citizen residing in Ukraine, to apply online for temporary protection for one year, renewable for two periods of six months”. , according to SEF.

During the temporary protection process in Portugal, citizens who request it have access to tax, social security and national health service numbers, so that they can benefit from these services and enter the labor market. .

The platform also contains information on other aspects of the reception and integration of displaced persons.

Portugal has so far granted more than 7,200 requests for temporary protection to people coming from Ukraine due to the war situation, the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) revealed in Lusa.

According to the latest update, the SEF has accepted 7,225 requests for temporary protection since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

Friday at the end of last week, 6,178 requests had been registered.

The Portuguese government grants temporary protection to people coming from Ukraine due to the war situation.