Differential treatment of specific nationalities in reception


Country Report: Differential treatment of specific nationalities in reception Last updated: 12/05/23


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There is no information available regarding discrimination or preferential treatment of asylum seekers pertaining to reception conditions such as accommodation, health care, employment, education or others, on the basis of nationality.

Nevertheless, in 2021, the emergency reception of Afghans evacuated from their country of origin and transferred to Portugal was subject to different procedures. While their applications for international protection followed the regular procedure, the reception of those evacuated was structured in two stages: first, they remained in temporary reception centres in the Lisbon area (managed by different entities), and afterwards, they were transferred to individualised solutions organised by ACM and ISS.

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