The Brexit withdrawal period ended on December 31st 2020 and, as of January 1st 2021, the UK is no longer treated as an EU country. If you want to move to Portugal from the UK, and you do not have citizenship from another EU country, you will most likely need to apply for a residency visa in order to live in Portugal.
If, however, you were living in Portugal prior to December 31st 2020 but, for whatever reason, didn’t manage to apply for residency, Portugal has given a grace period until June 30th 2021.
While applications were previously done through your nearest câmara municipal, applications made between January 1st 2021 and June 30th 2021 will be handled by SEF (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras) instead.
To request your residence certificate (Certificado de Residência):
Email [email protected] and be sure to include:
- Full name
- NIF (Número de Identificação Fiscal)
- Telephone number
- Evidence that you were living in Portugal prior to December 31st 2020 (tickets of entry into Portugal, rental contract, etc).
- Copies of your passport