Reunification for family members of European Union citizens is aimed at foreign family members of Portuguese citizens and holders of the CRUE.
Eligible family members are:
The spouse or partner;
Notes: Children adopted by the main applicant, spouse/partner or couple are eligible, provided that the law of that country grants adopted children the same rights and duties as a natural child and that the decision is legally accepted in Portugal.
The application for a residence permit always requires proof of family ties.
Step 1 – Booking an appointment at SEF
The parent of a Portuguese citizen must go to SEF – Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service – to apply for a residence permit. At this point, their biometric data (photograph, fingerprints and signature) will be taken.
Step 2 – Residence card issuance
1-3 months after the appointment, the residence card will be sent to your address in Portugal.
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