What are my rights in Portugal?

Family Reunification:

Family reunification  is directed at immigrants who are legally residing in Portugal and who wish to bring one or more family members into the country. It may also apply to family members already residing in national territory, provided they have entered the country legally. 

If you have any questions please contact the Family Reunification Support Office at CNAI (National Immigrant Support Centre).

For further information, click here

 

Access to Health Care:

Any Portuguese national or foreign national has the right and the obligation to care for his health and to help those around him to do the same.

For further information, click here.

 

Access to Education:

All parents want their children to learn, find success and be happy. They hope that school will prepare the child to be a part of society as a responsible and active citizen.

School can and should help the family in such an important task as educating its children, but this will only be possible if the school and the family work together. 

For further information, click here.

 

Social Security:

Under the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, the Social Security System guarantees welfare cover for all nationals. The main objectives of the Framework Law are:

  • To ensure the right to social security is implemented;
  • To promote the sustained improvement of the conditions and levels of welfare protection whilst reinforcing the principles of equity;
  • To prmove the effectiveness of the system and efficiency of this management.

Foreign nationals who work and reside legally in Portugal, along with their families and heirs, are subject to the same rights and obligations as Portuguese nationals.  However, the payment of certain benefits to foreign residents on the basics of international social security instruments may depend on the verification of certain conditions, namely minimum periods of residence.

As nationals of a State to whom Portugal is bound through an international social security instrument, they may be entitled, for example, to the sum of all the contributions made, as verified in that State and in Portugal, and consequently, to certain social security payments when otherwise, those periods if considered individually, would not confer any rights.

For further information, click here.

 

Nationality:

The new Nationality Law contains several possible ways of being granted/acquiring Portuguese nationality. There ways are:

    1.    Being granted nationality (origin nationality) - this is the case of those who are naturally Portuguese

    2.    Acquiring nationality (derived nationality)

a) through intent (conscious decision): 

    •    children who are minors or incapacitated of a mother or father who has acquired Portuguese nationality;

    •    in the case of marriage or non-marital partnership with a Portuguese national;

    •    in the case of having lost Portugal nationality during incapacity

b) through adoption.

c) through naturalisation.

For further information click here.

 

Right to Equality 

All nationals have the same social rank and are equal before the law.

No person shall be privileged or favoured, or discriminated against, or deprived of any right or exempted from any duty, by reason of his ancestry, sex, race, political or ideological convictions, education, economic situation or social circumstances.


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
WebSite: http://www.acm.gov.pt/  
E-mail: informacoes@acm.gov.pt

Horários:
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.

Transportes
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
 

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

Tel: 22 207 38 10
Fax: 22 207 38 17
Endereço eletrónico: informacoes@acm.gov.pt

Horários
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.

Transportes
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: informacoes@acm.gov.pt

Horários:
2.ª a 6.ª, das 8h30 às 17h00

Transportes
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
acm@acm.gov.pt
 

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

Migrant Support Line

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