Order sent proposal to the Minister of Justice: notaries provide a network of notary offices for the regularization of migrants

The Order of Notaries proposed this Thursday to the Ministry of Justice to make its network of notaries available to decongest public services in relation to the approximately 400 thousand pending migrant regularization processes .

“The resolution of pending issues and irregular situations, which is quantified in more than 400 thousand processes, requires a quick response that can never be achieved with the State’s current resources, due to their insufficiency , or with the hiring of new resources, as their training time will involve predictable delays”, reads the proposal of the Order of Notaries sent to the Minister of Justice, Rita Alarcão Júdice, which provides the network of notary offices to “collaborate on the Action Plan for Migration”.

The Order highlights the size and capacity of the network, with “approximately 500 public service counters, with opening hours defined by law, with a public archive and all the obligations inherent to the role of public officials “, as well as the 563 notaries and around 1,500 workers “with special academic and practical training for the analysis of documents and their legal assessment”.

The Order of Notaries argues that notary offices have digital platforms linked to State platforms and that the national branch network “would help in many cases to create a more humanized response and remove the enormous pressure on the State’s other branches which are, in many cases, already in a situation of rupture, even without this additional work”.

“Therefore, we propose to the Government, through the Ministry of Justice, to evaluate this proposal as it would allow implementing a quick, technically and technologically safe and without doubt response with regard to the evaluation impartiality of the processes”, concludes the proposal signed by president Jorge Batista da Silva.

In the Action Plan for Migration, approved on Monday by the Council of Ministers, the Government put an end to the exceptional regime that allowed a foreigner to enter Portugal and only then request authorization of residence and announced the creation of a mission structure to regularize pending processes, estimated at 400 thousand.


Francesco Giganti

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