Preapproval timing

Anyone have an update on the preapproval timeframe recently following application? Made my application back in August and the site still says application under analysis…

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Mine was also submitted in August (around the 20th I think) and I was informed of preapproval about the 7th of November.

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12 weeks seems to be on average. So you should have gotten it. I think it also depends on the center. which one was yours ?

My lawyer said 3-4 months, submitting this week or next hopefully, just waiting on some translations

Our final bits (family reunification apps) were just submitted, and our lawyer said they are seeing a period of 10-12 weeks for the analysis step.

Mine took very long. 8 months from submission to pre-approval.

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Still waiting - my submission was middle-to-end of July, so at about 4.5 months now.

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Wow, that is very long! I was told the pre-approval is about 10/11 weeks.

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Submitted online September 3rd 2021. Pre approval received 13 weeks later. Family of 6

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Submitted end of December 2021 and still waiting for preapproval.

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Start of December 2021 submission
Radio silence since…

About the same timing as previous post. Applied mid-December 2021, no updates yet.

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I submitted end of Nov ‘21, no information yet

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Individual application data/timelines have been shared at : SEF Pre-Approval : Sharing Status (supplemented by) SEF processing time for initial application?
There was slow but steady movement on pre-approvals in January and much of February 2022, despite the election, budget not approved, and no Government in office. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, SEF have been processing refugee requests, (the volume and need prompting them to volunteer free time). Activity on the SEF-ARI portal is halted. Mais de 24 mil refugiados da Ucrânia com proteção temporária em Portugal.
The majority Socialist Party Government will be sworn in tomorrow, and all signs are that the budget will be discussed as early as possible thereafter. SEF now comes under the new Minister of Internal Affairs -José Luís Carneiro, No 2 in the Party machine. Unfortunately, in most countries, being head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs involves frequent sips from a poisoned chalice. SEF have already requested that he re-evaluate their extinction - approved by Parliament, with implementation postponed to May 2022. Something to watch.

Total GV approvals (and consequently GV/ARI’s contribution to the country’s coffers) declined in March 2022 compared with January & February 2022 approvals: https://www.sef.pt/pt/pages/conteudo-detalhe.aspx?nID=93.

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Good update - thank you!

Read 8n another forym soneone who applied on 4/11 got approval on 25/4. Light atthe end of the tunnel!

Please let us know which forum you read it from.

About entry No 115.

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Yeah Roman is right, Seth said it right after your comment Akira

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Applied last week of November 2021. Nothing yet