In a telephone conversation with Lula, the president of Portugal assured that Portuguese-speaking countries would not be affected

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) and the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, spoke by telephone this Friday (June 7, 2024) about the European country’s new immigration law. According to the PT member’s advisors, the Portuguese assured that Brazilians will not be affected by the new rules as well as the other CPLP (Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries) countries.

With the new rule, immigrants will need an employment contract before moving to the country. Also according to a note released by Planalto, Rebelo expressed interest in visiting Brazil in February 2025.

On June 3, the Portuguese government announced a plan with new immigration rules, as did other European Union countries. The statement was issued days before the European Parliament elections, which began on Thursday (June 6) and run until Sunday (June 9). Read all the measures approved in the plan here.

“We need people in Portugal willing to help us build a fairer and more prosperous society. But we cannot go to the other extreme and have doors wide open.”, said Portuguese Prime Minister, Luís Montenegro (center-right Social Democratic Party). Who is already in the country also will not be affected by the new rules.

In Portugal, there is a “expression of interest”, which allows immigrants to disembark for tourism and obtain a residence permit after contributing to Social Security for 1 year. The new rule will end the mechanism.

According to Prime Minister Montenegro, around 400 thousand regularization processes are pending. The majority are made up of “expressions of interest”.


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