Wiki: Validity of expired documents and permits (Portugal)

At present, documents and expired residence permits are automatically valid through June 30, 2024. This wiki tracks current status of such extensions.

Update June 11 2024 – No new information available beyond June 30.

Nos aguardamos a publicação em Diário da República o Decreto-Lei , prorrogasao de diversos prazos de regimes jurídicos temporários, incluindo, entre outros, a prorrogação de validade de documentos e vistos relativos à permanência em Portugal.

We are awaiting publication in the Diário da Republic the Decree-Law extending several temporary legal regimes, including, among others, the extension of the validity of documents and visas relating to residence in Portugal.

History of extensions:

Decreto-Lei N.º 109/2023, de 24 de Novembro extended through June 30, 2024

Decreto-Lei nº 90/2022, de 30 Decembro, extended through December 31, 2023

Decreto-Lei nº 22-A / 2021: extended through December 31, 2021

Decreto-Lei no. 10-A/2020, of 13 March extended through June 30, 2020

Relevant Legal Text:

The relevant article is Article 16:

Article 16

Attendability of expired documents

1 - Without prejudice to the provisions of the following paragraph, public authorities shall accept, for all legal purposes, the display of documents that can be renewed and whose validity expires on the date of entry into force of this Decree-Law or within the 15 days immediately preceding or following it.

2 - The citizen’s card, certificates and certificates issued by the registry and civil identification services, driving licenses, as well as documents and visas relating to stay in national territory, whose validity expires from the date of entry into force of this decree-law shall be accepted, under the same terms, until June 30, 2020.

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