SEF hires 124 new inspectors to ‘mitigate effects of Brexit’

With still nothing clear regarding Brexit, the Portuguese government is forging ahead with its contingency plans for a no-deal scenario. Say reports, SEF has been authorised to spend as much as 4.25 million euros in acquiring and implementing new equipment and up to 800,000 euros in acquiring and implementing biometric data collection stations needed for the issuance of residency documents and the development of associated software.

Said an announcement in State newspaper Diário da República today (Monday): “The rejection by the British parliament on January 15 2019 of the agreement over the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union significantly increases the probability of a no-deal exit, requiring the adoption by Member States of temporary rapid solutions on a political, economic, administrative, legislative and communications level.