Home Portugal Forum Portugal Guide Moving to Portugal Real Estate Healthcare in Portugal
Portugal
Resources
City Guides
Cigna International Health Insurance
JoinSign In
International Mail Forwarding with US Global Mail

Portugal Expat Forum

11,000 SEF appointments open

Post New Topic
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.

Post a Reply

00abuse

Juliya24
9/10/2019 05:07 EST

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

Post a Reply

00abuse

expat health insurance from CIGNA

Choosing an expat health insurance provider is an important decision. Get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. With Cigna Global Health Options, you can create an international health insurance plan that's perfectly tailored for the needs of you and your family.

Learn More Get a Quote

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.

Post a Reply

00abuse

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

Post a Reply

00abuse

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?

Post a Reply

00abuse

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....

Post a Reply

00abuse

expat health insurance from CIGNA

Choosing an expat health insurance provider is an important decision. Get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. With Cigna Global Health Options, you can create an international health insurance plan that's perfectly tailored for the needs of you and your family.

Learn More Get a Quote

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?

Post a Reply

00abuse

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

Post a Reply

00abuse

Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Portugal.

International Moving Quotes

Moving to Portugal? Get a moving quote.


Mail Forwarding to Portugal

Mail Forwarding to Portugal.


Expat Tax

Expat Tax Preparation, Expat Tax Professionals

Join Today (free)

Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move. It's FREE and takes 1 minute!

Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Portugal from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

9 Expats Talk About What It's Really Like Living in Portugal

With it's beautiful beaches, historic cities, lower cost of living and welcoming Portuguese people, Portugal continues to be a popular expat destination. 9 expats talk about what it's really like living in Portugal.
With it's beautiful beaches, historic cities, lower cost of living and welcoming Portuguese people, Portugal continues to be a popular expat destination. 9 expats talk about what it's really like liv...

Healthcare in Portugal

Expats in Portugal with a residency visa can participate in the national health care system. Here's what you need to know about the SNS and the combination of public and private services you'll need to manage your health in Portugal.

Expats in Portugal with a residency visa can participate in the national health care system. Here's what you need to know about the SNS and the combination of public and private services you'll need t...

12 Best Places to Live in Portugal

Portugal is a safe, expat-friendly country with stunning beaches, cities, popular beach towns and sleepy fishing villages. We've compiled a list of 12 of the best places to live based upon expats' recommendations. They include Lisbon, Cascais, Lagos, Tavira, Ericeira, Caldas da Rainha, Tomar, Nazare, Coimbra, Porto, Guimaraes and Braga.

Portugal is a safe, expat-friendly country with stunning beaches, cities, popular beach towns and sleepy fishing villages. We've compiled a list of 12 of the best places to live based upon expats' re...

Retirement-In-CascaisAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Cascais, Portugal

An expat who recently retired to the beautiful coastal town of Cascais, Portugal details how she made it happen. If you want to know how to retire to Europe, and where to start your journey, this is a great place to begin!

An expat who recently retired to the beautiful coastal town of Cascais, Portugal details how she made it happen. If you want to know how to retire to Europe, and where to start your journey, this is ...

Portugal Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2019 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal