Temporary Protection Regime in Portugal

The Portuguese government has applied the temporary protection regime to Ukrainian citizens and their relatives who cannot return to their country due to the war situation. The regime also covers citizens of other nationalities residing in Ukraine who cannot return to the country for the same reason.

Portugal created a special protection program for Ukrainian citizens coming from the conflict with the attribution of a Temporary Protection Status, which includes:

  • Residence Permit
  • Tax Identification Number (NIF)
  • Social Security Identification Number (NISS)
  • National Health Service (SNS) user number.

These identification numbers give access to health care in public facilities, enrollment in job offers, social protection, among others.

The protection has an initial duration of one year, which can be extended for another year, as long as the conditions preventing people from returning to their country continue to prevail.

For further clarifications contact: SEFforUkraine@sef.pt