Country Report

Country Report: Portugal Last updated: 10/07/24


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This report was written by Inês Carreirinho at the Portuguese Refugee Council (CPR) and was edited by ECRE.

The information in this report draws on the experience of CPR staff, gathered inter alia through research, advocacy, legal assistance, reception and integration services, as well as data and information shared by national authorities, civil society organisations and other stakeholders consisting of AIMA, CSTAF, DGE, DGEstE, ISS, OIM, PSP, SCML, UNICEF, and UNHCR. CPR appreciates their contributions.

The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not in any way represent the views of the contributing organisations.

The 2023 update to the AIDA country report on Portugal was sent to the Agency for Integration, Migration and Asylum (AIMA) to grant the Agency the opportunity to provide comments on the draft country report. The comments were taken into account by the authors in the report below and are also published in a separate annex on the AIDA website.

The information in this report is up to date as of 31 December 2023, unless otherwise stated.


To access the report, you can navigate through the table of contents on the right end side or download the full report (in PDF) above.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation