Since 2015 Portugal has more strictly enforced a longstanding law requiring anyone providing paid holiday accommodation to record the entry, exit, and identification details of all nonPortuguese nationals who use that accommodation.
This law has been brought into force in Portugal and most other EU countries at some point since the gradual implementation of the 1990 Schengen Agreement that aims to stop human trafficking and other illegal practices. In this case, it is specifically Article 45 of the Schengen Agreement and the recent Alojamento Local law in Portugal that has brought this rule into sharper focus.
The practical result of this is the Accommodation Bulletin, that we provide you in advance, so you can fullfill it with your informations. If you can bring this already with you, that would be great. Anyway, we can help you, while you are in Estrela Home, to fulfill with all the necessary informations.
The governing body that monitors the movement of foreigners is SEF (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras or the Immigration and Borders Service).