After the successful pilot programmes of Madeira and Azores, followed by the biometric data collection (required to issue the residency cards) at the Cascais Citizens Bureau, there have now been further developments in Lisbon. From 21st September British nationals resident in Lisbon who applied for the new residence permits under the Withdrawal Agreement are now being notified regarding the availability of appointments for biometric collection. As with Cascais, the notifications are being sent by SEF by e-mail to the registered email address used upon application and typically provide a deadline of 10 days to make the appointment in Lisbon.

This shows substantial progress in the process of exchanging the residency documents of registered British nationals. At the appointment there will also be an opportunity to provide social security and health numbers, which would then also be recorded on the biometric residency card.