The A2 Language Requirement for Portuguese Citizenship

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The Portuguese passport is becoming increasingly popular for a number of reasons. Firstly, it gives you the right to live and work in Portugal. This blog is obviously biased, but that’s a very good reason on its own. Secondly, it gives you the right to live, work, and travel freely within the EU. It also … Read more

10+ Expat Supermarkets & Online Shops For That Essential Taste of Home

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No matter how much you try to deny it, there are always things that you miss from home. It could be strong tea bags (British), Vegemite (Australians), Tayto crisps (Irish), sausages (Germans), or BBQ (Americans). Although you can find some of these things in the Portuguese supermarkets, particularly the larger supermarkets, you probably won’t be … Read more

Reviews: Memrise – A Great App for Learning Portuguese Vocab

Memrise is a spaced-repetition flashcard app that’s useful for memorising words, phrases, concepts –just about anything really. It’s popular with language learners but, but Memrise is used by people studying all kinds of subjects including medicine, history, geography, you name it. Memrise has courses that cover both European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese. Some of these … Read more

Moving to Portugal from the UK: 15 Important Considerations

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So, you’re thinking about moving to Portugal from the UK. Great choice! Portugal is an incredibly welcoming country with fantastic weather, a laid-back lifestyle, and a much lower cost of living than most of the UK.  Brits are the biggest expat group in Portugal, and have been for many years. The majority live in and … Read more

6 of the Best Apps For Learning Portuguese (European & Brazilian)

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There’s an app for just about everything, and many of them are helpful for learning Portuguese. Can you learn a language with an app? It’s probably not possible to learn a language just using these apps, but they’ll definitely help you improve in different ways. Each app has its own purpose, whether it’s learning vocab … Read more

Obtaining Portuguese Citizenship Through Your Parents or Grandparents

If you have a Portuguese parent (or even grandparent), you’re in luck: you may be eligible for Portuguese citizenship. In comparison to other routes to citizenship, the process is fairly straight-forward. Getting a parent’s or grandparent’s birth certificate is usually quite easy, and there’s no language requirement or requirement to live in Portugal for a … Read more

Sephardic Jewish Heritage? You May Be Eligible for Portuguese Citizenship

A sign for Rua Sinagoga (or Synagogue Street) in Castelo Rodrigo in Portugal

In 2013, Portugal passed a law of return which allows descendants of Sephardic Jews who have ties to Portugal to apply for Portuguese citizenship. And, unlike other routes to Portuguese citizenship, applicants do not need to live in Portugal or even speak Portuguese. The scheme officially started in 2015.  “The Portuguese Government may grant nationality … Read more

Reviews: Monito – Compare Currency Transfer Services

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Transferwise, Currencyfair, PayPal, your bank…there are lots of different ways to exchange money into different currencies and, if you’re an expat living abroad, it might be something you’ll have to do quite often. In fact, many expats in Portugal do this on a monthly basis. These days, most people know that high street banks charge … Read more