The government of the country of Portugal has published a legislation which has set out the measures for protecting the UK nationals in the country of Portugal in case that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without an agreed deal.
On the 28th of March in 2019, the government of the country of Portugal has published a legislation which has set out a number of measures to apply in the case that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without an agreed deal.
The new law – the Law no. 27-A/2019 in Portuguese – has been set up to cover the protection and the continuation of rights of the British nationals and their families who are currently living in the country of Portugal.
The legislation also covers the access to healthcare for the residents and the UK visitors to the country of Portugal, as well as their access to education, the exchange of the UK driving licenses for the Portuguese, as well as the recognition of professionals qualifications. The British consul in the country of Portugal, Simona Demuro has stated the following – In the Embassy we recognize that this is an uncertain time for the British community living in Portugal, but the legislation passed by the Portuguese Government in March should help UK nationals feel reassured about the continuation of their residency rights if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. –
– The British Embassy in Lisbon and Consulate in Portimão keep UK nationals informed through the Living in Portugal guide on gov.uk, and through our Facebook page Brits in Portugal. –
– The Embassy team also holds outreach meetings across Portugal to share the latest information and respond to concerns and queries from the British community. –
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