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 … Read more

Reviews: – A Cheap Way to Get a NIF Number is a new website that promises to get your Portuguese NIF (Numero de Identificacao Fiscal) in as little as 14 days. Most NIF services charge anywhere between €150 and €500 for this service so, given that only charges €69 (with the code PORTUGALIST), it has attracted the attention of those thinking about moving … Read more

In Portugal, is Residency & Tax Residency The Same Thing?

Moving to another country (like Portugal) often means familiarising yourself with a lot of terms – terms that probably apply to where you’re living right now, but you may not have thought about. What’s the difference between a citizen and a resident, for example? And does being a resident automatically mean that you’re a tax … Read more

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

For non-EU citizens, spending an extended period in Portugal may seem like a challenge due to the limitations of the Schengen Visa. This visa allows non-EU citizens to come to Portugal for 90 days in a 180 day period. This is enough for many tourists, but often not enough for those sizing up Portugal as … Read more

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 … Read more Reviews – NIFs, Bank Accounts, and Much, Much More (not to be confused with the Estonian E-Residence program known as ‘e-Residency’) is an online company that focuses on making bureaucracy easier for foreigners moving to Portugal and Spain. They are aimed at residency visa applicants that want to do their application themselves rather than use a Portuguese immigration lawyer. The company offers a … Read more

Understanding Permanent Residency in Portugal

As you learn about Portuguese visas and residency requirements, you’ll hear terms like temporary residency, permanent residency, and Portuguese citizenship used a lot. Trying to understand the differences can be confusing, particularly if it’s your first time moving abroad. In this article, we’ll break down one of those terms, permanent residency, and what it means … Read more

What’s an Atestado De Residência?

While many companies and government departments will accept a utility bill or rental contract as proof of address, that’s not enough for some and they make ask for an Atestado De Residência. It may also be required if you don’t have a rental contract or if the contract isn’t in your name. An Atestado De … Read more

Portugal’s Startup Visa: A Golden Ticket for Global Entrepreneurs

The Startup Visa is a program run by IAPMEI in Portugal, designed for entrepreneurs from outside the EU/EEA/Swiss region. It’s an initiative to draw investment, talent, and innovation into Portugal’s growing startup scene. As well as dependent family members, up to five partners can be included on the application. With this residency visa, entrepreneurs not … Read more