Since 2015, the entry of Portuguese people in the African country is falling.
There were 1,708 Portuguese who, in 2019, entered Angola, according to data from the consulates of the Republic of Angola, both in Lisbon and in Porto, reveals a study presented yesterday by the Emigration Observatory.
Since information on visas issued by the Angolan consulate in Faro is not available, this figure represents a decrease of 31% when compared to the values of the previous year.
After a maximum of 6,715 entries into Angolan territory in 2015, the number of Portuguese emigrants to Angola has been decreasing significantly: -42% in 2016, -24% in 2017, -36% in 2018 and -11 %% in 2019 .
Everything indicates that the low numbers are due to the economic recovery in Portugal and, at the same time, the recessive effects of the oil price crisis on the Angolan immigration labor market have been added, felt more intensely since 2016.
The values used in this study correspond to the sum of the following types of visas issued by the Angolan consulates in Lisbon and Porto: privileged, work – the most common -, work by protocol, establishment of residence and others, as for studying or temporary stay .
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