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Over 400,000 Pending Immigrant Cases in Portugal, AIMA Reveals

There are 410,000 pending immigrant cases in Portugal currently, according to the figures provided by the President of the Agency for Integration, Migration and Asylum (AIMA), Luís Goes Pinheiro.

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According to him, there are 342 thousand pending issues in the chapter of expressions of interest as well as administrative processes for residence authorization, which adds more than 70,000 processes that are in progress, Schengen.News reports.

Pinheiro said that there is a maximum number of pending cases slightly above 400,000 requests to be resolved by authorities in Portugal, according to a report from the Portugal News.

The context of pending [a process] is waiting for an action.

the President of the Agency for Integration, Migration and Asylum (AIMA), Goes Pinheiro

Earlier this year, AIMA addressed a total of 223,000 emails in order to request early settlement of appointments for regularization processes related to this resource, while 110,000 were paid.

Regardless of whether there are 300 thousand or 400 thousand, they are a very significant number and any type of solution to the problem must be possible to scale.

the President of the Agency for Integration, Migration and Asylum (AIMA), Goes Pinheiro.

Regarding the case of immigrants in Portugal, Pinheiro highlighted that demand varied in a very unstable way, and it is necessary to ensure technological resources that allow the response to be scaled.

Pinheiro Vows That Processes Will Be Resolved by Summer 2025

The President of the Agency for Integration, Migration and Asylum (AIMA), Goes Pinheiro, recently said that the Migration Agency will hire more than 100 new employees. However, according to him, the number is not enough to meet the needs.

He committed to proceeding with more than 400,000 thousand pending cases by next summer.

When this AIMA management took office, it promised to resolve the pending issues and complete the processes of AIMA users within the due deadlines. It promised to do so by the summer of 2025. What I want to say here is that we are going to do that.

the President of the Agency for Integration, Migration and Asylum (AIMA), Goes Pinheiro

In order for the process to move forward, Pinheiro said that new employees must be hired.

He also ensured that these kinds of problems were being resolved and guaranteed that over half of the pending processes had already been paid by the immigrant applicants.

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