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Old 9th January 2008, 10:56 AM
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Hi All, This is Brian and Kath, We want to move to central portugal and buy a property, What do we need, I-E, I was told I need a portugese bank account?, Also some sort of card from the goverment before I can procced, Is this true any advice.

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Old 9th January 2008, 09:38 PM
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Welcome Brian.

I'm an expat in Australia but I'm sure someone will be along soon with advice on Portugal.

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I'll copy your thread to the Portugal forum, in the By Country section, to increase your audience a bit.

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Hello Brian,
I am an American living in Portugal for the past 14-15 years.
Your best bet is to contact the American Embassy located in Portugal for this information.
I can tell you there are Portuguese banks in American that would be more than willing to allow you to open a bank account.

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Hi There
You need to get a fiscal card from the financial dept of the gov, easy to get just need your passport costs around 7 euros. then you can open a bank account,

for good info on moving to central Portugal, living, working and buying property, take a look at the information guides on the gekkoportugal website

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A guide to Living, working and buying property in Central Portugal: Houses, Farms, Apartments, Cottages, Building Plots, Villas


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Hi Brian
We have almost competed the purchase of a holiday property close to Coimbra and so have had to get a Fiscal number and a Portuguese bank account.
To get a Fiscal number , you must have a permanent address in Portugal. ( we did not know this and made a trip to Lisbon, got to the office, queded for 3 hours and were refused.)
You can either go to the office with your paperwork and a Portuguese resident and use their address or
Get your lawyer to do it for you. ( which is what we did)

Once you have the Fiscal you can open a bank account.
We used a branch of BES in London, we went along with what ever paperwork they specified and signed the forms.
The account we chose has a current and a savings account which are linked.
If the balance in the current account drops below a certain value, it is refilled from the savings account automatically.
Hopefully, after setting up direct debits for utilities etc, I will not have to worry about going overdrawn and wont have to obsessively check the accounts, which can be done on Internet.

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not quite right about the fiscal number, its not that you need to have a permanet address just someones address you can use untill you do have your own.we used our solicitors address to get our fiscal number then you can open a bank account then you can purchase a prop then you can change your fiscal address.

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sorry just goes to show i should read threads more carefully.

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Hi Brian
My family & I moved New Jersey U.S.A to Aveiro 4 years ago, then we decided to move to the Algarve (a good move for us) anyway go to this site they have allot of info on what you need.
Since I'm new I'm not allowed to give you the web address to (SNIP) but maybe you can get it anyway it's not pt.

Good luck
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You will need to know someone that is a Portuguese resident. Ore use some professional company who offers this service. To get the Fiscal card you must appoint a fiscal representative - who must be Portuguese resident (of any nationality).

The fiscal card may be requested at any tax office, by any Portuguese, EU or third country citizen or by his legal representative. A provisional fiscal card will be issued at the time of the request. The definitive card will be sent to the domicile of the card owner or of his legal representative. The applicant must present a valid identification document, such as a ID card or passport.


To open a bank account you will need following documents;
  • Passport / ID Card (certified copy)
  • Birth Certificate / or Marriage (*) (certified copy)
  • (*) Marriage Certificate-only valid if it states 'BOTH' parents names
  • Nº Contribuinte (Fiscal Nº)-(Issued in Portugal)
  • Proof of address: Utility Bills (ie Water, Gas, Electricity, Council Tax, etc)
  • Bank Statements (last 3)

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