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MHA Liaison Officers

MHA counts with the presence of liaison officers and immigration liaison officers, whose importance is instrumental in the cooperation ties between Portugal and other states. The liaison officers have different assignments according to their cross-sectional categories or specific immigration competences, performing in both cases functions, which contribute to public safety and tranquillity.
MHA Liaison Officers

​The placement of MHA Liaison Officers is regulated by Decree-Law 139/94 of May 23, which defines the placement of liaison officers of the Republican National Guard (GNR), the Public Security Police (PSP) and the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF), and in international organisations and foreign countries - embassies, representation missions and consulates of Portugal.

The Liaison Officer has the functional content to coordinate the local execution of the Technical-Police Cooperation Programs; be the link between the Portuguese Security Forces and Services and their foreign counterparts; collaborate with the various governmental working groups; assist in the preparation of studies and opinions for the implementation of reforms or strategies of action of the Security Forces and Services of the countries in which they are located; assist the Ambassador in all aspects related to security, namely through a system of collection of information, regarding the security situation, so as to advise and alert the Portuguese Community in the territory.
In accordance with the current legislation, the Ministry of Home Affairs also has Liaison Officers at the  Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union.
The current legislation also provides that the International Relations Department of General Secretariat of MHA, is responsible for ensuring coordination and functional and technical connection  with Liaison Officers, according to the authority guidelines, without prejudice to the proper competences of the respective Heads of the Diplomatic Mission, respecting the principle of unity of the external representation of the Portuguese State.
MHA Liaison Officers


GNR Colonel – Carlos Alberto Carvalho Felizardo
Order no. 10918/2022, published in DR no. 175, Series II, september 09, 2022
Service Fee: 3 years
Cape Verde

PSP Superintendent - João Manuel Alves Amado
Service Fee: 3 years

PSP Chief Superintendent – Luís Manuel Peça Farinha
Order no. 3201/2020, published in DR no. 50, Series II, march 11, 2020​​
Service Fee: 3 years (from February 15, 2020 to February 14, 2023)

PSP Superintendent - Marco António Viegas Martins Service Fee: 3 years

Sao Tome and Principe

​GNR Colonel – Albino Fernando Quaresma Tavares​
Service fee: 3 years

East Timor

Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union


PSP Superintendent – Luís Manuel André Elias Service Fee: 3 years​

GNR Lieutenant Colonel – António Manuel Barradas Ludovino Service Fee: 3 years

MHA Immigration Liaison Officers

The Immigration Liaison Officer is located in the embassies, representation missions and consulates of Portugal, and its placement is regulated by Decree-Law no. 290-A/2001 of November 17, which establishes the discipline related to the creation of the immigration liaison officer and defines their functional content and status.

In this case, the functional content is defined in the order of appointment, so on a case-by-case basis, but usually states the following duties:

  • Cooperate with national and host entities;
  • Ensure regulation of migratory flow;
  • Prevent the entry of illegal immigrants;
  • Ensure the fight against illegal immigration;
  • Enable faster processing of visas granted under Portuguese law or under temporary immigration agreements.
Immigration Liaison Officers


SEF Chief Inspector Coordinator – Maria Emília Fonseca Droga Ramos Lisboa Service Fee: 3 years (from april 19, 2021 to april 18, 2024)​

SEF Chief Inspector Coordinator - Paulo Alexandre Nunes Nicolau Service Fee: 3 years (from november 1, 2022 until october 31, 2025)​​​​
Cape Verde

Awaits appointment​

Awaits appointment​


SEF Chief Inspector Coordinator – Manuel Jarmela Palos
Order no. 8650/2020, published in DR no. 176, Series II, september 9, 2020
Service Fee: 3 years (from september 1, 2020 to august 31, 2023)​


SEF Inspector Coordinator - Paulo Jorge Coelho Torres Service Fee: 3 years (from february 01, 2019 to january 31, 2024)​​

SEF Inspector Coordinador – Gonçalo Martins Rodrigues Service Fee: 3 years (from february 1, 2021 to january 31, 2024)

Última atualização: 26-07-2019 15:25


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