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SEF restructuring. Government creates new Migration Agency

The Council of Ministers approved, this Thursday, the creation of the Portuguese Agency for Minorities, Migrations and Asylum (APMMA), which will replace the Aliens and Borders Service (SEF) after its extinction, as well as the High Commission for Migrations.

"The Council of Ministers approved today the creation of the Portuguese Agency for Minorities, Migration and Asylum (APMMA) which succeeds the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) and the High Commission for Migrations in terms of reception and migration", announced the Minister of the Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva.

APMMA will receive 680 SEF employees and the renewal of residence permits is at the Institute of Registries and Notaries (IRN).