The Law no. 2/2020, of March 31 (Portuguese State Budget for 2020) introduced changes to the Law no. 23/2007, of July 4 (Entry, Permanence, Exit and Removal of Foreigners from National Territory) regarding the obtainment of a temporary residence permits which include, of course, the (ARI / Golden Visa).
As part of the adjustments to the measures adopted by the Portuguese State in view of the economic situation resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, on April 6,
In light of the global epidemiological situation and, in particular, the increasing cases of infection in Portugal, generated by the COVID 19 virus, the Portuguese Council of Ministers, Internal Affairs, Labor, Solidarity and Social Security and Health, have approved the Order no. 3863-B/2020 of March 27th in order to manage the pending schedules before SEF.
Individuals born in territories belonging to former Portuguese colonies in Africa, prior to the respective independence dates who were descendants up to the third degree of Portuguese citizens, can formulate a request for transcription of their birth to the Portuguese Civil Registries: