How to request family reunification?

To request family reunification you must submit the request to the direction or regional branch of SEF of your area followed by the necessary documents.
 
  • Authenticated proof of the family ties mentioned;  
  • Authenticated copies of the traveling documents(passport) of the family members of the applicant;
  • Proof that they have a house;
  • Proof that they have means of subsistence enough to give response to the family needs;
  • Application of the family member to consult the portuguese criminal record by SEF whenever he has been at the national territory for more than a year on the last 5 years:  
  • Certificate of the criminal record issued by the competent authority of the country of the family member and of the country where he lives at over one year.  
 
  • Proof of incapacity of the underage son in case of fully aged children depending on him;  
  • Copy of the decision of the national authority that has granted the act of competent authority of the origin country where the custody was approved:
  • Copy of the certificate of birth, proof of the economic dependence and registration document from the education entity in Portugal, if the fully aged children depend on him; Proof of economic dependence in case of an ascendant of first degree;
  • Copy of the decision of the national authority that has granted the act of competent authority of the origin country that has deliberated the custody, in case of underage brothers (if the underage children entered legally the national territory may be given, alternatively, the original our authenticated copy of the decision of promotion and protection of the youth made by the Commission of Protection of Children and Youths);
  • Written authorization of the non-resident parent, authenticated by the portuguese consular authority or copy of the decision that grants the legal custody of the underage child or incapable to the resident or his partner, when applicable (if the underage children entered legally the national territory may be given, alternatively, the original our authenticated copy of the decision of promotion and protection of the youth made by the Commission of Protection of Children and Youths);
  • Any proof indication consensual union (for example, the existence of a child in common, previous cohabitation, registration of the consensual
 
Whenever the family members are outsider the national territory it is up to the holder of the right to family reunification (holder of a residence permit valid in Portugal) to request at SEF the family reunification the entrance and residence of his family members.
However, whenever the family members are at the national territory, the family reunification may be requested by them or the holder of that right.

 


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You can still opt for the telephone service, through the Migrant Support Line, app My CNAIM or by e-mail

Migrant Support Line

808 257 257 (landline)
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National Support Centres for the Integration of Migrants (CNAIM)

CNAIM Lisboa

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Rua Álvaro Coutinho, 14
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Edifício Capitólio
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Loja do Cidadão
Mercado Municipal, 1.º Piso
Largo Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro
8000-151 Faro
Tel: 808 257 257 | 21 810 61 91 (Migrant Support Line)
E-mail: cnaim.algarve@acm.gov.pt
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