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Living, studying, working
and investing in Santa Maria
da Feira

Living, studying, working
and investing in Santa Maria
da Feira

The Help Desk for Emigrant Communities was created on the basis of the Cooperation Agreement between the General Directorate of Consular Affairs and Portuguese Communities and the Municipality of Santa Maria da Feira, on 12 September 2002.

It aims to support, at various levels, our citizens who are former/current emigrants, or who are about to return to/leave Portugal, and all those who want to live, study, work and invest in Santa Maria da Feira.

Recipients
Emigrants, investors and foreign students, as well as their direct family members, are eligible for this free public service and enjoy a personalized and qualified service.


Goals

  • Supporting the return and reintegration of residents and their relatives residing abroad, specially in the areas of Social Security, Health, Employment and Municipality.
  • Cooperating in the preparation of the departure of citizens wishing to emigrate
  • Acting in the prevention of illegal activities related to emigration
  • Guiding and supporting the acquisition of Portuguese nationality and visas for all those who wish to live, study, work and invest in Santa Maria da Feira.

Activities

  • Counseling and advising on the rights acquired in the areas of Social Security (retirement, retirement complements, coercive collection of alimony, invalidity and other social benefits)
  • Supporting the creation of your own business, investment projects and local development
  • Guidance on employment opportunities, vocational training and internships abroad
  • Reporting on legalization of vehicles
  • Guidance on Emigrant Savings and Structural Funds
  • Intervining with the Ministry of Education in obtaining school equivalences
  • Facilitating contact with Social Security, Education, Health, Land and Border Service, Institute of Registries and Notaries, Finance and Services

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