Residency Visas For Living in Portugal

There are lots of reasons to live in Portugal – the weather, food, and the culture, for example – but another good reason is the residency visas. For an ever-increasing number of people, Portugal’s visas are some of the most attainable residency visas in the EU.  This is true for those that want to invest … Read more

How to Move to Portugal from the USA

Over the past few years, more and more Americans have been moving to Portugal.  You may not have considered moving to Portugal before. In fact, you may not have even heard of Portugal. Situated on the West Coast of Spain, Portugal is a country that has gone under the radar for a number of years. … Read more

4 Ways to Get a Portuguese NIF (Including Online)

If you’re planning on moving to Portugal, you’ll come across the word NIF a lot. NIF is short for Número de Identificação Fiscal and it’s often called a Número de contribuinte as well. It’s a 9-digital tax number that’s used when you make payments in Portugal.  For example, at the supermarket checkout, the checkout assistant … Read more

A Guide to Portugal’s Golden Visa

Launched in 2012, the Golden Visa is one of Portugal’s most well-known and popular visas. It essentially offers residency, or the right to live in Portugal, to non-EU citizens in return for making an investment in Portugal.  While that investment can be in a business that creates jobs, it can be as simple as purchasing … Read more

Portugal’s Family Reunification Visa (D6)

If you’re legally resident in Portugal, namely you’ve come here on another visa or have settled citizen status as an EU citizen, you can apply to bring your spouse, partner, or family to live with you in Portugal through the Family Reunification Visa (D6).  Any family member you bring over will essentially have generally the … Read more

How to get Portuguese Citizenship (+ Passport) Through Naturalisation

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Some people have a claim to a Portuguese passport: if you have a Portuguese parent or grandparent, for example.  Others, however, can obtain a Portuguese passport through living here for five years (previously it was six years). This process is known as naturalisation.  The Portuguese passport is ranked as one of the top passports in … Read more

Amazon Spain is now available in Portuguese

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Good news for shoppers in Portugal: Amazon Spain is now available in Portuguese as well as Spanish. To switch from Spanish to Portuguese: Head to Click on the Spanish flag next to the search box. This will give you a choice of two languages: Spanish or Portuguese. If you’re logged in, this will save … Read more

Are Cryptocurrencies (like Bitcoin) Tax Free in Portugal?

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If you’ve made money on Bitcoin, or you think you could make money trading or speculating on cryptocurrencies, you may be wondering where the best place is to live tax-wise. And, you may have heard that Portugal is a very good option.  The Portuguese tax authorities do not charge capital gains or VAT on personal … Read more

Moving to Portugal from the UK After Brexit

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Updated: This post has now been updated since January 1st 2021 when the UK left the EU. The UK has now left the EU and the withdrawal period is over. This means that UK citizens are no longer EU citizens. While the UK was in the EU, UK citizens had an automatic right to come … Read more

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