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Old May 31st 2023, 6:24 pm
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We have had Permanent Visas and Driving Licenses since 2008. Wy would we need a Citizens Card?
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Old Jun 1st 2023, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by santaanita
didn't think a non resident could have a pt license.
I should have been more clear;
I meant non-EU nationals who are Portuguese residents.
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Old Jun 1st 2023, 9:04 am
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I have had a response from IMT. Basically they've said that the details we entered online when we registered aren't the same as they have on their system (they wouldn't be as we gave them the old EU certificate of residence and now we have the post-brexit card). In any case, they've said that online services are only for citizens not residents. So they've said we need to go to a IMT office but it's not possible to book an appointment as it's a service that is offered on-line (although it's not as we're not citizens). So it's a question of taking a ticket and waiting and when it's busy they reserve the right to suspend that option. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by borisface
I have had a response from IMT. Basically they've said that the details we entered online when we registered aren't the same as they have on their system (they wouldn't be as we gave them the old EU certificate of residence and now we have the post-brexit card). In any case, they've said that online services are only for citizens not residents. So they've said we need to go to a IMT office but it's not possible to book an appointment as it's a service that is offered on-line (although it's not as we're not citizens). So it's a question of taking a ticket and waiting and when it's busy they reserve the right to suspend that option. Thanks.
The service is not just for citizens - residents , even Brits, can use it as have done so on last two renewals without issues.
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Old Jun 1st 2023, 6:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Loafing Along
The service is not just for citizens - residents , even Brits, can use it as have done so on last two renewals without issues.
Well I'm only repeating what I've been told....But if nothing else it is discriminatory.

I went to our local citizen's office and the nice lady said that she would be able to process the renewal.
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Old Jun 1st 2023, 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by borisface
Well I'm only repeating what I've been told....But if nothing else it is discriminatory.

I went to our local citizen's office and the nice lady said that she would be able to process the renewal.
I'm guessing it's not discriminatory - it's to do with whether your acceptable photo id matches what IMT have on file. If it doesnt (because your residence or other id doc has changed since the last licence issue), they need to authenticate it again.

A PT citizen's Citizen Card renewal and photo update won't present this obstacle because the photo is automatically available to IMT.

Good that you've managed to progress via a Citizens Shop / Space rather than have to visit a regional IMT Office, though

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Old Jun 2nd 2023, 6:05 am
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Originally Posted by Loafing Along
The service is not just for citizens - residents , even Brits, can use it as have done so on last two renewals without issues.
I have used the online service for both my wife and I, and can confirm that this is correct. It is available for British citizens with resident status and is not only easy to use but is cheaper.
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Old Jun 4th 2023, 5:32 am
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Originally Posted by Red Eric
I'm guessing it's not discriminatory - it's to do with whether your acceptable photo id matches what IMT have on file. If it doesnt (because your residence or other id doc has changed since the last licence issue), they need to authenticate it again.

A PT citizen's Citizen Card renewal and photo update won't present this obstacle because the photo is automatically available to IMT.

Good that you've managed to progress via a Citizens Shop / Space rather than have to visit a regional IMT Office, though
what is a citizen’s shop?
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Originally Posted by sportpix
what is a citizen’s shop?
Loja do Cidadão / Espaço do Cidadão are local places where you can access a range of services which might previously have been available only in regional centres. A sort of one-stop shop in your town for dealings with various authorities.
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Originally Posted by Red Eric
Loja do Cidadão / Espaço do Cidadão are local places where you can access a range of services which might previously have been available only in regional centres. A sort of one-stop shop in your town for dealings with various authorities.
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Old Jun 15th 2023, 11:39 pm
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Sadly, we don’t have a Loja do Cidade in our town.
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Old Jun 16th 2023, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by J00ls
Sadly, we don’t have a Loja do Cidade in our town.
Go to the nearest town that has.
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Originally Posted by santaanita
Go to the nearest town that has.
Better still, do it online,
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Old Jun 16th 2023, 12:38 pm
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Thank you - I wasn’t sure whether we were able to use the Loja do Cidade in a different tow. I will give it a try.
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