In order to improve communication with authorities and emergency medical services, Safe Communities Portugal has developed an emergency identification card for tourists and foreign residents in Portugal, but it can also be used by every Portuguese citizen. While awaiting the Cartão de Cidadão for expats, this emergency identification card does not replace an official identification document, but it is nevertheless a document that contains useful information for the emergency rescue teams, such as the medications the person is taking, the allergies they have or the important diseases. In addition, information on the authorities of the citizens' countries of origin as well as emergency contact appear on this free and useful map. What is the new emergency identification card for expatriates and tourists in Portugal ? How to get it? LisBob, the expatriate assistant in Portugal tells you everything about this new map dedicated to expats or tourists.
In order to obtain the emergency identification card for expatriates and tourists, interested citizens can download the form free of charge from the partner sites (GNR, PSP, INEM and Associação Safe Communities Portugal) and complete the available document. You can download it by clicking here.
In addition to the name and age, the requested data goes to the primary residence address (where the person normally resides and not when traveling), the telephone with an international dialing code of police of this address, the place of stay in Portugal and the name and telephone number of any person to contact in case of emergency. You must also provide data on your insurer (if applicable), as well as a description of diseases, allergies and medications that concern you.
Once the card is filled, you must print the A4 PDF document, cut it, laminate it and store it in your wallet so that it is easily accessible in case of emergency. If any changes need to be made to the data entered, all you need to do is fill out and print the form and the emergency identification card for expatriate and tourist in Portugal again.
As this is an unofficial document, the information provided is the responsibility of the person who filled the card: it will not be stored in any database.