How to apply for recognition in the capacity of Immigrants Association?

The recognition of representativeness is assigned by the High Commission for Migration, associations of immigrants requesting which demonstrate gather the necessary requirements. Associations must submit the application to the High Commission for Migrations.
The recognition of representativeness is assigned by the High Commission for Migration, in accordance with Article 5 of Law No. 115 of August 3, immigrant associations who so request and who demonstrate cumulatively to meet the following requirements:
a) have published statutes;
b) have regularly elected governing bodies;
c) have registration in the National Register of Collective Persons;
d) include in your purpose or company name to promote the rights and interests of immigrants;
e) develop activities that demonstrate a real promotion of the rights and interests of immigrants.
The recognition of representativeness is preceded by the opinion of the Council for Migration (CM).
>In addition to the above requirements, and according to the recommendations of the CM, the associations must be at least two years of formal existence.
The order acknowledgment is made with the delivery of an application (see template attached) addressed to the High Commission for Migration, accompanied by the following documents:
a) A copy of the statutes and the respective extract published in the Official Gazette. If the association has been registered through the "Instant Association" send the printed page from the site where the publication was made. (Site: "the articles of incorporation and the articles of association are published for free on the website" should access and start the query from a. Site "Look and Find More Publications");
b) copy of the minutes of election of the corporate bodies in office;
c) Copy of legal person identification card;
d) Activity Report for the last fiscal year and respective minutes of approval in the General Assembly;
e) the annual plan of activities and respective minutes of approval in the General Assembly;
f) A brief history of the association, through which one can see: the motivations that led to the creation of the association; the main objectives for which the association guides its activities; the target audience, their main needs and the extent to which the association believes that the activities contribute to the promotion of the specific rights and interests of immigrants and ensure their integration process of these; the main activities; established partnerships; human resources association (if there are volunteers, how many and in which activities provide support, the extent to which corporate bodies and other members participating in the preparation and execution of activities, etc.); the financial resources that support the association (the amount of income from shares, donations, other contributions);
g) Physical evidence of carrying out the activities (photographs, leaflets, posters ...);
h) Evidence of local recognition by other institutions (public and / or private), eg: statements / letters of recommendation / copies of established protocols;
i) Declaration on the record the total number of members and the territorial scope of action (see draft hereto attached). Immigrant associations can be at a national, regional or local level, according to the minimum number of members, which will be respectively 1000, 500 and 100.
After the submission of the application, whenever change occurs, the associations must send the ACM, PI the corresponding documents to them in order to confirm the maintenance of the legal requirements for recognizing representativeness.
For questions and / or further information about the representation of the process of recognition awarded by ACM, PI immigrant associations, should contact GATAI.

Linha de Apoio a Migrantes
808 257 257 (a partir da rede fixa)
21 810 61 91 (a partir de rede móvel e para quem efetua a ligação do estrangeiro)

CNAIM - Centro Nacional de Apoio à Integração de Migrantes

CNAIM Lisboa

Rua Álvaro Coutinho, 14
1150 - 025 Lisboa
Fax: 21 810 61 17

De 2.ª a 6.ª das 8h00 às 17h00
Nota: Devido ao número de utentes do Centro pode haver limitações de senhas para determinados serviços.

Metro: Linha verde, estação "Anjos" ou "Intendente"
Autocarros Carris: 712, 730, 726, 708

Latitude: 38.72492748292166 ou 38º 43' 30'' N
Longitude: -9.134284257888794 ou 9º 8' 3'' W

Av. de França, 316
Edifício Capitólio
4050-276 Porto

Tel: 22 207 38 10
Fax: 22 207 38 17
Endereço eletrónico:

De 2.ª a 6.ª das 8h00 às 17h00
Nota: Devido ao número de utentes do Centro pode haver limitações de senhas para determinados serviços.

Metro: estação “Casa da Música"

CNAIM Algarve
Loja do Cidadão
Mercado Municipal, 1.º Piso
Largo Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro
8000-151 Faro
Endereço eletrónico:

2.ª a 6.ª, das 8h30 às 17h00

Minibus (circuito 3) da Câmara Municipal

Alto Comissariado para as Migrações- ACM, I.P. (Sede)
R. Álvaro Coutinho, 14
1150 - 025 Lisboa
Tel: 218106100
Fax: 218106117

The information presented is purely indicative, with the main purpose  to provide general guidance without exempt, at any case, the consultation with the competent authorities and the use of professional advice regarding the addressed themes

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