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Moving to Portugal – Immigration / Visa

So, you are moving to Portugal!

So you are moving to Portugal! Make the transition work better with this free-to-download, full-colour guide. Your Guide To Living In Portugal provides you with guidance on the issues you will need to address as you plan your move, whether that is to retire, buy a second property or simply enjoy a whole new life.

Spain and Portugal Golden Visas

Spain And Portugal Golden Visas –  Which Is Right For You?

  Spain and Portugal Golden Visas offer the opportunity to gain the right to residence in an EU country with visa free travel to the rest of the EU.  The most popular option is investment in real estate.  The rules in Portugal changed in January 2022 so which is the most attractive option and are…

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Portugal’s Golden Visa

Portugal’s Golden Visa: The Door Remains Open (Sort Of)

The Portuguese government announced – rather unexpectedly – that its Golden Visa (GV) programme was to be completely closed with immediate effect on 17 February.  ‘Immediate’ in Portugal doesn’t typically mean the same as in other countries. Indeed, a further announcement was made shortly after, which stated that applications for GVs would continue to be…

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Portugal’s ‘D’ Visas.

A Quick Guide To Portugal’s ‘D’ Visas

Portugal has become an increasingly popular destination for expats over the past few years, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a beautiful country with property tending to be available at a price cheaper than the average of the UK or US equivalents. The cost of living is also cheaper than the majority of…

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Portugal’s Passive Income Visa

Use Portugal’s D7 Passive Income Visa To Retire To The Sun

For those wanting to retire to the sun Portugal offers a great quality of life, a low cost of living as well as the attractive Non-Habitual Residence Scheme to reduce the taxes due on your overseas pension or other income. Portugal’s Passive Income Visa gives non-EU citizens an option to gain residence in Portugal. Non-EU/EEA/Swiss…

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Move or retire to the sun

Can Brits Still Afford To Move Or Retire To The Sun?

Now the UK has left the EU, work permits in Spain are more difficult to obtain and if you plan to retire to Spain you have to get a visa and demonstrate that you can financially support yourself.  These more onerous requirements have ended the dreams of those who had planned to move or retire…

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Brits Moving To Portugal Post-Brexit

Options For Brits Moving To Portugal Post-Brexit

  The UK is no longer a member of the EU and any Brits moving to Portugal post-Brexit no longer have the right to remain in Portugal and enjoy the rights to healthcare and other benefits that were available when the UK was a member of the EU.  What are the new rules and can…

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Portugal’s Non-Habitual Resident Scheme

Save Tax With Portugal’s Non-Habitual Resident Scheme

  Portugal’s Non-Habitual Resident scheme (NHR), which was introduced in 2009 and updated in 2020, is a tax regime offering foreign residents and investors reduced tax rates and exemptions on some taxes for their first ten years of residence. It is a great opportunity to retire to the sun and pay little or no tax…

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Portugal’s Golden Visa

A Guide to Portugal’s Golden Visa

    Portugal’s Golden Visa provides an option for foreign investors from non-EU countries to obtain residence in Portugal.  This allows the investor to enter and/or live in Portugal and to travel freely within the Schengen Zone.  What are the requirements and benefits?     What are the main benefits of Portugal’s Golden Visa? Portugal’s Golden…

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Schengen visa

When And How Do I Apply For A Schengen Visa?

  Non-EU citizens who have not been granted residence in an EU country, who are planning to enter the EU (and other member countries) for a short visit will need a Schengen Visa.  What are the options available and how do you apply?       A Schengen visa allows you to enter any of…

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retirees in portugal

Clarification Of Changes Affecting Investors And Retirees In Portugal

Portugal’s Golden Visa and Non-Habitual Residence Scheme have attracted many expats to Portugal, but the impact on property and rental prices has led the government to look at these schemes again. Luis da Silva sets out expectations on potential changes to the schemes. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Luis da Silva of Algarve Senior…

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