Regressar program, the government changes the rules
The government has just modified the Regressar program to expand the universe of this public policy instrument. The objective is to facilitate access for Portuguese who wish to return to the country.
The regressar program, which aims to make return to Portugalpeople who left Portugal a few years ago, during the 2007 crisis, via the more tax efficient.
The Portuguese government, has just enacted some amendments. Namely,
Alleviation of the regressar program
The government has abolished the 90-day period between the signing of an employment contract and its entry into force. In addition, contracts concluded after the ordinance comes into force must be submitted no later than 60 days after the beginning of the employment contract.
The government has also abolished the requirement to provide, at the time of application, a document proving emigrant status issued by a Portuguese diplomatic or consular entity. From now on, they need only submit "other documents unequivocally proving such and such a situation".
Portugal wants to bring back its compatriots
For the sake of fairness to potential beneficiaries of the measure who meet all the eligibility requirements and because they are not properly informed about this aid for return and integration in Portugal, the time limits are removed, which strengthens the scope of application of this law.
For more information, refer to the public order issued on Tuesday, Diário da República.
Please also note that the regressar program provides financial assistance of up to 6,536 euros. You can apply for this on the Institute for Employment and Vocational Training website.