Brazilians Living in Portugal Reach Record Number of 151,000

The Increase over 2018 was 43 percent; Brazilian doctors lead exodus of professionals to Portugal.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of Brazilians living in Portugal increased by 43 percent in 2019 and reached a record of 150,864. In 2018 there were 105,423, which was 23 percent more than in 2017.

Over the past 12 months, the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) granted one-third of all new permits to people from Brazil, representing the largest foreign community. The figures were released by the daily newspaper "Público".

Brazilian immigrants in this new wave of applications for residence in Portugal have an extremely highly qualified professional profile.

They leave their jobs in Brazil . . .

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