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Temporary protection for displaced persons from Ukraine

Council of Ministers Resolution no. 29-A/2022 of 1 March


As a result of the recent armed conflicts in Ukraine, to ensure a quick welcoming and full integration of displaced citizens, Temporary Protection is granted in Portugal through the automatic granting of a residence permit for a period of one year.

The Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) is providing dedicated service desks  for Ukrainian citizens  throughout the country and at the National Centre of Support for the Integration of Migrants (CNAIM) to handle temporary protection applications.

The statement proving the request for temporary protection is communicated by the SEF to the Social Security Institute, the Tax and Customs Authority and the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health, for the respective allocation of the Portuguese Social Security Identification Number (NISS), Taxpayer Number (NIF) and User Number of the National Health Service (NUS).

If you have already applied for Temporary Protection with the SEF, please wait for the respective declaration to be sent with the NISS, NIF and NUS.

To obtain the Portuguese Social Security Identification Number (NISS), if you have not already done so, go to the dedicated service desks for Ukrainian citizens of SEF branches throughout the country and at the National Centre to Support the Integration of Migrants network (CNAIM).

With the Social Security Identification Number (NISS), you may carry out an activity in Portugal and access social benefits and services through the Social Security Online Service (Segurança Social Direta), the App, available on