Decree-Law no. 368/2007 of November 5 (summary)
Authorisation of residence may be granted to a victim of trafficking of persons without the necessity for the previously mentioned requirement when the personal circumstances of the victim with regard to his/her situations of vulnerability of his/her family members or people with whom he/she has close relationships justify it.
Rights of the trafficking victims
Persons indicated as victims of trafficking have the right to a 30 to 60 day period of reflection; During this period their shelter under conditions of safety and protection, subsistence, access to urgent and adequate medical treatment, psychological assistance, translation and interpretation, as well as legal assistance is guaranteed.
Victims of trafficking have the right to authorisation of residence with the duration of one year, which may be renewed.
During this authorization of residence, they have access to official programs that will advance their reinsertion.