Embassy of Portugal in Egypt

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

First Bilateral Commission between Portugal and Egypt

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The first ever meeting of the “Bilateral Commission” between Egypt and Portugal took place on the 19th of October, presided over by countries’ Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sameh Shoukry and Mr. Augusto Santos Silva.

The Commission saw the presence of the Secretary of State for Energy, Mr. Jorge Seguro, the Secretary of State for Administrative Reforms, Ms. Graça Fonseca and several other representatives from different ministries. Together all parties went over the different cooperation areas between Egypt and Portugal, which resulted in the signature of 5 MoU in the areas of Air Travel, Archive Management, Cooperation, Sports and Youth an Tourism.

In that same day, both Ministers of Foreign Affairs inaugurated the Business Forum Egypt-Portugal. This forum, the first of its kind in Egypt, brought together 18 Portuguese companies and more than 100 Egyptian companies, hence highlighting the interest and potential on both sides of this newly formed relationship.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs also held private meetings with Mr. Tarek Kabil, Minister for Industry and Commerce and Ms. Sahar Nasr, Minister for Investment and International Cooperation. He was also received by Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayb from Al Azhar.

The Secretary of State, Ms. Graça Fonseca also held meetings outside the Business Forum context, in which the possibility to implement the SIMPLEX system was explored in the context of Administrative Modernization. She was received in the Parliament by the President of the Local Planning Commission, Deputy Ahmed El Siginy, the Minister of Planning and Administrative Reforms, Ms. Hala Sayed, the Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and finally also by H.E. the President of Egypt.

The Secretary of State for Energy, Mr. Jorge Seguro, was one of the opening speakers in the first Business Forum for Energy and Climate, held in Cairo on the 18th of October and put together by the Union for the Mediterranean and the Government of Egypt.

Present also as Speakers, Minister for Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister for Investment and International Cooperation, Ms. Sahar Nasr, and the Secretary General of the UfM, Mr. Fathalla Sijilmassi.

Mr. Seguro also held meetings with Portuguese companies who were present at the UfM Forum and other relevant Egyptian authorities in this domain.

The President of the Portuguese Parliament received the Grand Iman of Al-Azhar

The President of the Portuguese Parliament, Mr. Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, received the Grand Iman of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb. The meeting took place during the Sheikh's visit to Lisbon to preside over the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Islamic Community of Lisbon. 

Tax on Vehicles

Tax on Vehicles

Exemptions and refunds from taxes on vehicles are now exclusively done online via the official Tax Authority Portal of Finanças de Portugal.

The documents required should be uploaded in the citizen’s individual portal under:

http://info-aduaneiro.portaldasfinancas.gov.pt/pt/publicacoes_formularios/formularios/Pages/formularios.aspx

If you do not have a password for the tax Authority portal you can register here and validate your profile:

https://sitfiscal.portaldasfinancas.gov.pt/geral/home?areaDestino=AD

Any questions regarding this process can be answered here:

http://info-aduaneiro.portaldasfinancas.gov.pt/pt/informacao_aduaneira/Veiculos/Pages/isv-index.aspx

If you have language difficulties you can call the tax Authority’s cal center and ask for help:

https://www.portaldasfinancas.gov.pt/pt/contactosEbalcao.action

 This procedure is by law mandatory and is in force through decree-law 53/2017 from May th 31st and Law 114/2017 from December the 29th .

Summoning " Portuguese national defense Day"

Summoning:

For the year 2018
All youths born in 1999 are summoned for the National Defense Day.

Residents Abroad:

Portuguese citizens whose legal residence has not been Portugal, either in temporary or permanent terms, for a period longer than 6 months have two options:

1-Schedule the appointment in the military facility of their area of residence;

2- Apply for a leave license if the citizen has lived abroad for more than 6 months or in a permanent basis.

For more information:

http://bud.defesa.pt/ddn/informacoes.html

Contacts

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Cairo

+20 22 7350779 (Embassy)
+20 22 7350781 (Embassy)
+20 10 68511611 (Emergency)
cairo@mne.pt
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