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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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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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Can I Get a Mortgage for Portugal’s Golden Visa?

Portugal’s golden visa is an extremely tempting way to obtain residency in Portugal. In return for purchasing a property in Portugal (qualifying prices start at €280,000 but are typically €500,000 or more) those from outside the EU, EEA, and Switzerland can obtain residency in Portugal. But one question many people have is whether or not you can get a mortgage to buy that golden visa property.  According to Camille Ramiere from Bloom Spaces, “golden visa

Reviews: – A Cheap but Slower NIF Service is a new website that promises to get your Portuguese NIF (Numero de Identificacao Fiscal) in as little as 14 days (previously 7 days). Most NIF services charge anywhere between €150 and €500 for this service so, given that only charges €80, it has attracted the attention of those thinking about moving to Portugal. It’s even cheaper than and  However, the problem with NIF Portugal (to date, at least) is that

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How do Portugal and Spain’s Digital Nomad Visas Compare?

Ever since the pandemic, countries are rushing to attract digital nomads and remote workers. Both Portugal and Spain are two countries to propose (and even introduce) digital nomad visas, both of which allow foreigners to move to those countries for a period of time. The question is: which is better? Ease of Applying  Currently Portugal wins on this front as Portugal has actually introduced its digital nomad visa (as of the end of October 2022)

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How to Stay in Portugal For More Than 90 Days (as a non-EU citizen)

The Schengen Visa rules allow non-EU citizens to visit Portugal (or any other Schengen country) for up to 90 days in every 180 days. This means that you can spend up to 90 days in a row in Portugal but you then have to leave the Schengen Area for another 90 days before you can return again. It can all get very confusing, and you may need to use an online Schengen visa calculator to

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Could Portugal Be Your Backup Plan?

Whether it’s the rising cost of living, political uncertainty, or access to affordable healthcare and university education, more and more people from outside the EU are thinking about moving to a European country. You may not be ready to move just yet, but you might be looking for a country that could be your backup plan. And there are a lot of reasons that country should be Portugal. Portugal is widely considered affordable, safe, and

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Portugal Golden Visa: Which Family Members Can You Include?

If you’re thinking of applying for Portugal’s golden visa, you may be wondering which family members you can bring with you or just include on the golden visa application. There is a fee for each family member, but the benefits of Portuguese residency (and later Portuguese citizenship) are definitely worth it. These include ease of travel within the Schengen Area, access to the Portuguese health service, and the ability to take advantage of Portugal’s NHR