Filipa Arnaut Ramos de Carvalho

Associate | Real Estate

January 23, 2023

Compulsory Communication of Accommodation for a Foreign Citizen to the SEF

Filipa Ramos de Carvalho, in an article for Vida Económica, alerts to the the obligation to notify foreign citizens of stay in local accommodation establishments.

Within the scope of administrative offenses related to Accommodation, the failure to communicate the obligation of foreign citizens to stay in a local accommodation establishment stands out, as companies operating hotel establishments, complementary means of tourist accommodation or tourist complexes, as well as all those who provide, for a fee, accommodation to foreign citizens, are obliged to communicate this fact.

Failure to comply with the obligation to communicate the date of entry and exit of a foreign citizen staying in Portuguese territory, implies one of two types of penalty, in the precise procedures of the law.

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