If your case was sealed how does SEF interpret that data?
Interesting question. In addition to the specific question about sealed records, it seems like the FBI background check would not be sufficient in many cases because states typically don’t report the disposition in the case without a special request. It also seems like the FBI report doesn’t have enough detail in some cases for Portugal to determine if the issue is severe enough to block the approval under their rules. Perhaps someone else with more experience with Portugal’s handling of it can help you understand their thought process.