More than 10,000 Ukrainian refugees arrive in Portugal in the last three weeks

Written By Lara Silva

In the last three weeks, over 10,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Portugal. Publico reported that this amount is almost equal to the number of refugees, of all countries, that Portugal welcomed since 2015. In the last seven years, 10,927 refugees from different countries arrived to find refuge in Portugal. In the last 3 weeks, 10,068 Ukrainian refugees arrived to flee the Russian invasion.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced at the beginning of the invasion that all Ukrainians with family, friends, and acquaintances in Portugal were welcome. Ukrainian refugees have made use of the measures implemented by the government to fast-track the asylum process.

The Portuguese Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) launched an online platform on Monday to simplify the processing of bringing Ukrainians to safety in Portugal under a temporary protection regime. A task force has been created to help Ukrainian refugees find employment and housing and children have been allocated schools to attend. Ukrainian refugees are automatically given a national health service number, a social security number, and a VAT identification number (NIF).

Donate to the ICRC to help Ukraine

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Follow Us


Most Popular

Portugal Golden Visa: The Ultimate Guide to Portugal’s Golden Visa 2023

2023 Update: Portugal's Golden Visa Coming to an End Portugal shocked the world in February 2023 when the government announced an end to Portugal’s Golden Visa scheme...

Portugal Golden Visa: Can I Still Apply and When Will it End?

Portugal shocked the world in February when the government announced an end to Portugal's Golden Visa scheme to tackle the housing crisis. The program...

Celebrating the Carnation Revolution With an Eye to the Future

Today marks 49 years since the Carnation Revolution of April 25, 1974, and among almost fifty years of democracy, we may ask ourselves, what...

Latest Articles