UNHCR Portugal - Help for refugees and asylum-seekers

Welcome to the ‘HELP’ website run by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency for refugees and asylum seekers in Portugal, their family members, and people who assist them.

On 29 October 2023 the new Agency for Migration and Asylum (Agência para a Integração, Migrações e Asilo – AIMA) was created. The Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) and the High Commision for Migration (ACM) ceased to exist and were replaced by AIMA. This website is currently being updated to reflect the recent changes.

If you are coming from Ukraine, find more information here.

More language versions are coming soon

Are you outside of Portugal? Are you seeking help for relatives abroad?

Select or search your country of interest on UNHCR HELP websites or contact your closest UNHCR country office.