"Foreigners of other nationalities" and "stateless people" will also be granted temporary protection. Both must prove that they are family members of Ukrainians.
The Portuguese government extended the criteria for granting temporary protection to include more people arriving in Portugal from Ukraine.
According to the Council of Ministers’ resolution published this Wednesday in the Official Gazette, the specific criteria for granting temporary protection to displaced people from Ukraine have been extended.
“After over nine months from the beginning of the war in Ukraine, it is justified to revisit the resolution that granted the status of temporary protection, with the automatic allocation of residence permits for one year, adjusting it to the current characteristics of the armed conflict, particularities of migration flows and the needs of people in need of support,” can be read in the Official Gazette.
As a result, “foreigners of other nationalities who can prove they are family members” of Ukrainians and citizens “who can prove they are permanent residents in Ukraine and that it is not possible for them to return safely and durably to their country of nationality” will also benefit from temporary protection in Portugal.
Besides these, “stateless people who can prove they are family members of citizens,” of Ukraine “or who can prove they are permanent residents in Ukraine” have also been included in the criteria for temporary protection in Portugal.
Regarding family members, the resolution considers spouses of Ukrainian citizens or in a de facto union for at least two years, as well as their children and other close relatives living in the same household and “totally or largely dependent” on a person who is a Ukrainian citizen.