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craigandmicki
9/10/2019 05:04 EST

There are now 11,000 SEF residence permit appointment slots open through the end of 2109. SEF is open for phone call and online appointment requests. This follows the August announcement from SEF that no more appointments were available in 2019 as they were overwhelmed with requests, which wasn't due to lack of employees as claimed; SEF knew since May that this backlog was due to a Brazilian person hiring bots to take all appointments and then reselling them for more than 600 euros/each.

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Juliya24
9/10/2019 05:07 EST

I would recomment you book now, the spots are running out fast!

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Wallvestor
9/10/2019 08:13 EST

at 13:10 I could not log in. Just a spinning circle.....The site appears overloaded. It may be all the folks seeking appts.

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Juliya24
9/10/2019 16:30 EST

That happened to me last night, but this morning, around 7 am I was able to log in an make an appointment.

Maybe you need to try "off hours"

Good luck,
Juliya

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Amethyst7
9/11/2019 07:39 EST

If someone succeeds in getting an appointment, please let me know if it was by phone or online- and which city... Also what happens if we miss our deadline?

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craigandmicki
9/11/2019 11:42 EST

To 'Amethyst7": Appointments for first Residence Permits, Family Reunification and Renewals have been granted: *couple in Cascais, online, appointment in Cascais; *couple in Lisbon, phone call, appointment in Cascais; *family in Sesimbra, online, in Funchal; *person in Caldas da Rainha, online, Lisbon; *person in Porto, online, Porto; *person in Tavira, phone call, Lisbon. This is from this morning; couple from Funchal, phone call, Funchal. Have a hundred such examples from yesterday. You can detect that either mode works and appointments tend to be close to home but....

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Amethyst7
9/12/2019 03:26 EST

Hi
This isn't my first renewal so maybe I'm in a category that won't be getting an appointment soon?
I've tried calling, busy signal. I've tried online inserting 7 different locations. Someone posted that they saw which centers had vacancies but I haven't been able to find that on the site.
Any suggestions?

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Juliya24
9/12/2019 11:57 EST

SEF just added a lot of new appointments for multiple locations in Portugal, until December 31.

I just cancelled an appointment online in Tavira (in the south) and made an appointment for Odiverlas (Lisbon).

Juliya

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