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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.

Portugal’s Golden Visa

Portugal’s Golden Visa – New Rules in 2024

Portugal’s Golden Visa programme has been a very successful scheme but new rules have removed the option to invest in real estate which has been the most popular option.  The problem has been that the programme’s success is believed to have had a significant impact on property prices and so the option has been withdrawn. …

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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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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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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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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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Passport and Visa Requirements in Portugal

Passport and visa requirements are subject to change. Use the following information only as general guidelines. The embassy or consulate of your destination country is the best source for current, detailed requirements. Allow plenty of lead time to obtain detailed information and prepare the requisite credentials. Passport and visa applications must be accompanied by documents…

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