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Portugal ratifies mobility agreement on visas within CPLP

Citizens from Brazil, Timor-Leste and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa will be granted visa on request.

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Portugal has given the green light to the mobility agreement in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), which will make entry into Portugal much easier. 

“The cabinet in Portugal has just approved the law that definitively regulates the application of the CPLP mobility agreement, which we signed a little over a year ago in Luanda and which will promote the circulation and mobility within the CPLP space,” Prime Minister António Costa said.

According to António Costa, “any citizen from a member state of the CPLP who requests any type of visa to enter Portugal will be immediately granted one, unless there is an expulsion order or there is a banning order in the Schengen area. 

“Otherwise, the Portuguese consular services should immediately proceed to issue and grant that visa.” 

Considering that “it is important to strengthen cooperation within the Lusophone world,” the prime minister said that this “is a very important step for the excellence of relations in political cooperation that has existed within the CPLP, economic cooperation also translates into the concrete day-to-day lives of citizens”. 

The CPLP was created in July 1996 and is made up of Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal, Mozambique, São Tome and Principe and Timor-Leste.

 

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