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Portugal changes the citizenship law?

						The Portuguese Parliament has approved amendments to the country's citizenship law, which will allow residents to start counting down the required five years to obtain citizenship from the date of applying for a residence permit, rather than from the date of its approval. This can save several years on obtaining a Portuguese passport.

Under previous legislation, foreign residents of Portugal had the right to apply for citizenship five years after obtaining a residence permit in the country. However, due to serious delays with the country's immigration authorities, the process of obtaining a residence permit can take up to two or more years. The new law is designed to eliminate this injustice.

The amendments have not yet entered into force. The law has been submitted for signature to the President of the country, who can approve it, veto it or send it to the Constitutional Court for consideration.
Link to source: https://www.imidaily.com/program-updates/portugal-amends-nationality-law-5-year-naturalization-period-starts-from-application-rather-than-approval-date/

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