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Important Update on SEF Appointments

16 December 2022

Dear Sirs/Madams,

Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF), the governmental entity in charge of the Golden Visa process, released today’s appointments for collecting biometrics. The new appointments are meant for the investors submitted between September and November of 2021.

IAS will shortly inform its represented investors as soon as such notice is received and strongly recommend all investors (and dependents) to:

Acknowledge and respond to the e-mail sent with a preferred date as soon as the e-mail is received (since they only provide 10 days to schedule these appointments and it’s subject to its availability);

Attend the scheduled appointment, since there is no information yet on what will/can happen to the applicants that do not comply with their appointments, on the proposed dates.

Regarding the investors at the renewal stage, IAS would like to mention that we were not notified of the booking of their appointments. So, we will continue following up on this matter with SEF.

IAS will keep all the investors aware of any possible amendments and new information that may arise on the procedure, or updates on their applications per se.