The Portuguese Prime Minister has instructed Portuguese embassies in Ukraine and neighboring countries to grant immediate visas to Ukrainian citizens. The government is also “active” in “identifying employment opportunities”.
“Portugal has had the privilege, for several years, of having among us a well-integrated Ukrainian community and has reaffirmed its full availability to welcome all those who wish to continue their life among us. Instructions have already been given, both to our embassy in Ukraine and to neighboring countries, to grant them immediate visas to come to Portugal,” António Costa said on Friday.
The Prime Minister was speaking at a press conference at the Ministry of Defense shortly after attending an extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which was held by videoconference and in which the Swedish and Finnish leaders also participated, and which dealt with the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
António Costa also said that work opportunities are being studied as well as the immediate allocation of social security numbers and taxpayer numbers, so that residence permits are easily available for those who wish to continue their life in Portugal. .