• 12. Country Profile: Portugal
  • 12.1. Introduction
  • 12.2. Background information on Portugal
  • 12.2.1.Development in the number of applicants
  • 12.2.2.Number of asylum statuses granted
  • 12.2.3.Main countries of origin
  • 12.2.4.Costs
  • 12.3. Organisation of the asylum procedure
  • 12.3.1.Responsibilities for the Asylum procedure
  • 12.3.2.Co-ordination of social response
  • 12.4. Legal basis
  • 12.4.1.Main changes
  • 12.4.2.Legal aspects of particular importance for social conditions
  • 12.5. Arrangements immediately upon arrival
  • 12.5.1.Reception of applicants for asylum
  • 12.5.2.Reception of persons seeking temporary protection
  • 12.5.3.Possible changes
  • 12.5.4.The asylum application procedure<bt> 12.6. Accommodation
  • 12.6.1.Names and addresses of reception and accommodation centres
  • 12.6.2.Special treatment
  • 12.6.3.Standard and facilities of reception and accommodation centres
  • 12.6.4.Possible changes and developments
  • 12.7. Means of subsistence
  • 12.7.1.Possible changes
  • 12.8. Access to education
  • 12.8.1.Possible changes
  • 12.9. Access to the labour market
  • 12.9.1.Possible changes
  • 12.10. Access to health care
  • 12.10.1. Possible changes
  • 12.11. Rules on detention and other restrictions in free movement
  • 12.12. Differences in treatment according to the stage of the asylum procedure and the type of status sought
  • 12.13. Political atmosphere around refugees and immigrants
  • 12.13.1. The public debate
  • 12.13.2. International co-operation
  • 12.14. Other Information