@IME@Onward just a quick update as Mike mentioned not knowing if I am on ARI - I missed that message as it was a busy month.
My residence permit is for professional activity, and I came to Portugal on a D7 visa (back then also used for digital nomads). Hope that helps and that you will be able to renew yours as planned!
Adding some additional information in case anyone is googling regarding Renovação Automática on SEF (that is how I found this forum and it helped me massively to know I’m not the only one with issues):
On my end, the renewal status on the SEF website is now “completed” / “concluido”. Not sure if that means they reviewed and extended my permit, but I am hopeful it was the case.
That’s what I thought cause I don’t recall you mentioned ARI which costs more than 10 times the D7 auto renewal fee btw
Anyway, congrats and hopefully ARI RP holders can still renew on upcoming months, cheers!
anyone had any luck for auto renewal or to book an appointment for ARI renewal (on second or third stay card renewal), i got my ARI first in 2018, and renewed on 2020, now, i am waiting for my third renewal which is long expired…
anyone in the same shoe?
You refer to the “ARI website” and “not a single appointment on ARI.sef.pt”.
Did you use the HOW TO above? You should not be going to the ARI website, but to www.sef.pt/pt/Pages/Registo The link is here :Registo
Still no response from SEF’s listed email or regional directory emails regarding fixing the technical error that won’t allow me to register on the SEF portal for automatic renewal. Both lawyer and myself have sent multiple follow-ups. If anyone has a better email/has specific experience with this issue that would be most appreciated. For some reason they just won’t accept anything but email on this issue.
Sorry just saw this. We had only paid the processing fee so we just ate that and redid the whole thing on the auto. The twits wanted a police certificate from Malta as that is where we living when we applied in 2018. But that we cannot give as we do not live there.
OK if people who have been trying to do automatic renewals kindly share their success stories on this thread, as our individual “expiration dates” come up next few months (i.e., currently those with expirations in April / May / June)? Thanks in advance.
(so we know if the automatic renewals is here to stay, or not…)
I am sure you have heard about online renewal, but have you tried it?
By the way I have had a manual - old school renewal appointment early this year. It seems as if from time to time (every quarter) they release few slots. If you work with a lawyer - they can hear when slots can become available…