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Old 19th May 2020, 01:03 PM
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Does anyone have experience of this?

I think it requires five years continuous residency in the country. Are there any other requirements?

I am planning to either (a) move to Portugal in the autumn 2020 and seek work as an EFL teacher initially, with the long-term aim of retiring and seeking citizenship, or (b) move to Portugal on D7 visa in 2021 or 2022 (with same aim).

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Does anyone have experience of this?



I think it requires five years continuous residency in the country. Are there any other requirements?



I am planning to either (a) move to Portugal in the autumn 2020 and seek work as an EFL teacher initially, with the long-term aim of retiring and seeking citizenship, or (b) move to Portugal on D7 visa in 2021 or 2022 (with same aim).



Thanks


The important thing is you start now, if you are a UK citizen and claim residency as soon as possible. They sometimes shut their books...! It will take you 90 days from arrival and you want to get residency before the end of the transition period.
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Jumble, what do you mean by ‘shutting their books’?

As I recall you have inter alia to prove knowledge of the language.
If anyone has been all the way through the process. I’d also like to hear what was required and what obstacles came up.

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The important thing is you start now, if you are a UK citizen and claim residency as soon as possible. They sometimes shut their books...! It will take you 90 days from arrival and you want to get residency before the end of the transition period.
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What do you mean by "shut their books"?

And what specific advantages will be gained by applying while still an EU citizen, rather than via the D7 route? I'm hoping to do it this year, but obviously with the current circumstances it's by no mean sure that this will be possible.

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What I mean by shut their books is that my Portuguese lawyer advises me that they have a quiet quota scheme. Once they have met their limit they stop processing applications for a period of time.

As for the difference between pre- and post Brexit, this only applies if you are a British EU citizen, but at the moment if you are, you are assured of residency status as part of the Withdrawal Agreement. Beyond that it is far more discretionary based on the prevailing rules at the point you apply.
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Jumblemom, this tacit quota applies to which stage? Residency, permanent residency, citizenship? Just wondering what lies ahead. Thanks.

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