Useful Information

Useful Information

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Citizen Information and Services
​Citizens' Advice Bureaux (Lojas do cidadão) There is a network of Citizens' Advice Bureaux (Lojas do Cidadão) in Portugal which congregate a large number of useful public and private services for national and foreign citizens and provide custo ...


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Visas and Residence Permits
​ID card / Passport Anyone entering or leaving Portuguese territory must pass through the border control points that exist for that purpose and during the hours in which they are open. Anyone entering Portuguese territory or leaving it, from or ...


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Access to Educational System
​Educational System The Portuguese education system is divided into different levels. It begins with pre-school education (optional) and continues with primary and lower secondary education (compulsory), upper secondary education and higher edu ...


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Access to Health Assistance System
​National Health Service (SNS) Right to health care In Portugal, every citizen, even foreigners, are entitled to overall health care, namely assistance at a public health centre or hospital (in the event of an emergency), in direct proportion ...


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Access to Language Services
​The official language in Portugal is Portuguese, spoken by over 200 million people around the world and the third most commonly spoken European language. Since it is compulsory to learn foreign languages in school from the 5th year, English is ...


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