Member of Parliament says legal regime for foreigners will facilitate Cabo Verdeans’ life in study and work

Lisbon, Aug 11 (Inforpress) – The Member of Parliament Francisco Pereira, elected on the African Independence Party of Cabo Verde lists (PAICV, opposition party), considered that the legal regime for foreigners will make life easier for Cabo Verdeans who want to study or work in Portugal.

Elected by the Diaspora constituency, Francisco Pereira made this consideration to Inforpress in Lisbon, stating that the new legal regime for foreigners “simplifies” the coming of foreigners to Portugal, particularly those from the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP), hoping that “this plan can really materialize”, because “a community without mobility, is not a community”, interaction and dialogue.

The new legal regime for foreigners in Portugal, which defines the entry, stay, exit and expulsion of foreigners from the territory Portuguese, among other aspects, determines the issuance od residence and temporary stay visas to nationals of a State in which the CPLP’s agreement is in force does not depend on the prior opinion of the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF), it was approved in the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic and promulgated by the President of the Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, on August 4.

“I believe that if we can make life easier for Cabo Verdeans who want to come to study or work, the community only has to win. Portugal, which has its economy growing and now needs labour, has this interest, especially related to tourism, construction and hospitality,” he said.

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