Double the number of Ukrainians in Portugal

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The number of Ukrainians residing in Portugal has almost doubled in less than a month, after the SEF granted more than 25,000 requests for temporary protection to people who fled the war in Ukraine so far.

According to the latest update made by the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF), Portugal has granted 25,193 requests for temporary protection to Ukrainian citizens and foreigners residing in this country since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

SEF indicates that among the Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in Portugal and benefit from temporary protection, 9,011 are minors, or approximately 35%.

Data from the Service indicates that before the Russian invasion, 27,200 Ukrainians lived in Portugal, which currently has more than 52,000 citizens, having almost doubled in the last month.

Ukrainians are currently the second largest resident community in the country, after Brazilians, at 209,072.

SEF has an online platform, in three languages, for applications for temporary protection of Ukrainian residents.

The SEFforUkraine.sef.pt platform “allows all Ukrainian citizens and their family (household) members, as well as any foreign citizen residing in Ukraine, to apply online for temporary protection for one year, renewable for two periods of six months.

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