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The Complete Guide to Retiring in Portugal

Sunshine, a lower cost of living, and a laid-back way of life – with all of these selling points, it’s no wonder that Portugal is one of the most popular places to retire to in Portugal. And that’s before we get to tax schemes, like the NHR regime, which are aimed at attracting prospective expats to the country.  Portugal attracts retirees from all over the world but is particularly popular with those from countries like

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Can UK Citizens Still Retire in Portugal After Brexit?

For many Brits, the main focus of the retirement plan is moving to a warmer European country like Spain, Portugal, or France. Brexit has made all of that a little more difficult, but the good news is that it’s still possible to retire in Portugal – and Portugal is one of the easier European countries to move to.  Prior to Brexit, when the UK was an EU member, Brits could easily move to Portugal and

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Portugal VS Italy: Where Should Expats Choose to Live?

If you’re thinking about moving to a European country but you’re not sure which one, you may have short-listed Portugal and Italy. Both are beautiful countries with fascinating histories, excellent food, and a million other reasons to move there. But while that may make both countries great to visit, which is the better country to move to? The answer is: it depends. Both have their pros and cons, which this article will take a look

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Where to Buy Electronics & Appliances in Portugal

If you’re planning on moving to Portugal, you may be wondering where you buy electronics and appliances and what the cost is likely to be. For those coming from the UK or US, the cost may be more than you’re used to paying, but due to the cost of shipping, the challenges of getting your stuff through Portuguese customs, and the differences in power, it can often make more sense to sell your stuff and

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Moving to Portugal with A Non-EU Family Member (e.g. Spouse or Partner)

Moving to Portugal as an EU citizen is relatively easy. You don’t need to apply for a residency visa (such as the D7 or golden visa) like those from outside of the EU do: you simply need to show that you have the means to support yourself, whether that’s through a job, savings, or another form of income like a pension. And you can come to Portugal and simply register at your local câmara municipal

Moving From Canada to Portugal

If, like many Canadians, you’re on the search for somewhere warmer and more affordable, there’s a good chance that Portugal is on your shortlist. With great weather, a lower cost of living than most of Canada, and a laid-back culture, it isn’t surprising that more and more people are thinking of moving here.  And the good news is that, yes, Canadians can move to Portugal. However, unless you already have an “EU passport,” you will

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Can Brits Still Buy A Property in Portugal After Brexit?

Brexit is a confusing thing that has created more questions than answers. For a lot of people who planned to spend more time in Europe, it has thrown plans into disarray or, at the very least, just made everything more complex. One of the questions that many people have is whether or not they can still buy property here, which this article will look at.  Yes, Brits Can Still Buy Property in Portugal The good

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What’s The Cheapest Way to Get a Portuguese NIF?

If you’ve found out that you need a Portuguese NIF number, something you’ll need if you’re moving to Portugal or buying property here, you’re probably wondering: what’s the cheapest service for getting a NIF? If you’re resident in a non-EU/EEA country (like the USA or UK, for example) you’ll typically need to use a company or law firm to obtain your NIF number on your behalf. A quick Google shows lots of different companies and

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How Much Does a Portuguese NIF Number Cost?

It’s hard to get by without a NIF number in Portugal. You need it to rent or buy a house, to buy a car, and – increasingly – to apply for a residency visa like the D7 or golden visa. But how much should you pay for this particular number, and should you even expect to pay anything at all? In short, while a NIF number can be obtained for free, it’s usually only those

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What To Bring When Moving to Portugal

If you’re thinking about moving to Portugal, you’ll get different advice on what to bring. Most people will tell you to come with as little as possible and avoid the challenges and costs of shipping your stuff. However, re-buying everything is expensive, particularly in Portugal, so there’s definitely an argument for at least thinking about shipping your stuff.  There are some things you probably shouldn’t bring, particularly if you’re coming from outside Europe. This includes