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Our hearts go out to the millions of Ukrainian people displaced from their homes, their families separated and livelihoods disrupted.
The government of Portugal has announced a special new program for Ukrainians coming into the country. We are honored to be part of the special task force in collaboration with the Minister of Labor and Social Security, Minister of Justice, and the Minister of Presidency to design a simplified visa and right-to-work process. This initiative will enable Ukrainian citizens to relocate, find jobs, and get back on their feet quickly.
Remote is helping the Portuguese government assist with several key tasks:
The introduction of this special program allows Ukrainian citizens to enter Portugal without a visa and seek asylum. This program will apply to all Ukrainian citizens and their family members entering Portugal. Upon their arrival, the Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF: Foreigners and Borders Service) will carry out an internal security control to verify their status. Upon successful verification, Ukrainian citizens are allowed to enter Portugal for a duration of one year, with a possible extension of six additional months after the conclusion of the first year.
This program also guarantees all Ukrainian citizens entering Portugal will be assigned a NIF (Número de Identificação Fiscal: Tax Identification Number), NISS (Social Security Number) and SNS (National Health System Number). The allocation of these IDs ensures people coming from Ukraine will have access to all public services in Portugal, including education for children in public schools.
The Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP) has created a task force that will focus on identifying job opportunities for Ukrainian citizens. This task force also plans to place a heavy emphasis on creating resources such as language courses to help integrate new Ukrainian arrivals into the Portuguese labor market.
Here are a few helpful resources for Ukrainians who have recently arrived in Portugal and businesses interested in offering employment opportunities:
Remote’s mission is to help build a world where every person and every business belongs in the global market. We are fully committed to creating useful resources and working with governments and organizations to help refugees rebuild their lives. If you have questions regarding the current crisis or need help with your Ukrainian team members employed through Remote, please contact your Remote representative.
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