RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2020, Brazilians once again topped the list of applicants granted authorization to live in the country by the Portuguese government. Preliminary data provided by the Portuguese Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) show that, of 117,500 new residence permits issued last year, 41,990 were granted to Brazilians.
In second place, with 13,160 applications - are citizens of the United Kingdom, which officially left the European Union in January 2020. Next are Indians, with 7,017 requests, Angolans, with 4,820, and Italians, with 4,480.
Applications for new residence permits from Brazilians represent about . . .