On what grounds can be canceled at my residence permit?

The residence permit is canceled:

  1. Where the resident alien has been subject to an expulsion from the national territory;
  2. When was issued based on false statements or by the use of fraudulent means.

A residence permit can also be canceled when the person, without justifiable reasons, been absent from the country for long periods:

  1. As the holder of a temporary residence permit, is 6 consecutive months or 8 months interpolated, total period of validity of the authorization;
  2. As the holder of a permanent residence permit, 24 consecutive months or, within 3 years, 30 months interpolated.

Absence beyond the stated limits should be justified by the SEF request before leaving the resident in the country or, in exceptional cases, after his departure.


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