Freedom of movement


Country Report: Freedom of movement Last updated: 12/05/23


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Beneficiaries of international protection are guaranteed freedom of movement throughout the national territory under the same conditions provided for foreign nationals legally residing in Portugal.[1] CPR is not aware of any limitations in this regard in practice, with the exception of those possibly arising from the dispersal policy implemented by the SOG that may result in limitations for reasons of access to material support (see Reception Conditions: Freedom of Movement).




[1] Article 75 Asylum Act.

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