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  1. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi, we're buying land in Monchique region, in Algarve, Portugal. Anyone have experience with lawyers down there? What are the typical fees? We're also dealing with a land with a few illegal houses, a mud house that might be pre-1951. Does anyone know if it's possible for us to find out on our...
  2. International Expat Discussions
    I am a citizen of the USA, and I hate it here so much. I've wanted to move to another country since I was 8 (so it's been a very long time). I've narrowed it down to a few countries in Europe; I've looked into visas, citizenship, housing, all the important stuff. However the one thing that is...
  3. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello I was wondering about taxes and fees regarding selling property in Portugal and bringing the funds to Canada to buy a home. Bit of background, I'm a Canadian with Portuguese duel citizenship currently living in Canada and planning to stay here, my father passed and left me property in...
  4. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi all! Sorry for the incredibly dull post ‘title’!! We are currently based in Hong Kong and planning on retiring in Portugal in the next 18-24 months. Financially we have everything in place but the last couple of months have thrown up some questions regarding health. Our plan is to apply for...
  5. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello all, I am currently looking into purchasing a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment in Porto which I want to use as a rental property. I am currently debating with myself as to whether I want to purchase a property that would be more attractive to long term renters or a property which would be better...
  6. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi everyone, My husband and i have moved to Viseu District of Portugal recently and i am 15 weeks pregnant. I have a great friend who is helping me navigate the Portuguese healthcare system but i wondered if there are any expats in the area that are also on this journey or have recently given...
  7. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Would love some tax feedback from anyone in the know! I'm a UK citizen and got Portuguese NHR residency in early December 2020. I had to return home straight after I got the NHR due to a close loss in my family and have been in the UK more recently due to lockdown. In the current UK tax year...
  8. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    As you might have heard, changes to the Golden Visa rules have been announced yesterday (12.02.2022) and will enter into force on 01.01.2022. The main changes will be: - real estate investments (for housing purposes) in the Lisbon areas, Porto areas, and in other coastal areas (including most...
  9. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello all! I was hoping to find some insider help and recommendations. I am about to graduate with my undergrad degree in the spring of 2021. I am American, but hoping to spend 6 months to a year living and working in Europe. I studied abroad in Spain and loved Portugal when I visited. I have...
  10. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi Everyone- thought someone out there might find this useful... I spent weeks researching the best way to bring our 3 blue roan cocker spaniels from Scotland to the Alentejo in south west Portugal. I knew that taking one dog would be a challenge, but taking three would be a nightmare! Door to...
  11. Articles: Europe
    The golden visa programme in Portugal, which has attracted a large number of Non-Europeans to move to the country, looks set to become even more attractive with a shorter and more simplified application process. There are several ways to access the golden visa programme, but it is the real...
  12. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello! I need a piece of information. My husband and I are living in the UK but we want to move to Portugal. My husband wants to find a web design remote job from UK in order to freely travel and relocate ourselves in a Portugal place that could be convenient for us. Does anyone know how the...
  13. Expat Media & Research Requests
    Hello, My name is Marcel and I am a 23 years old bachelor student at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, studying business administration with the focus on HR management. Currently, I am writing my bachelor thesis about ‘Expatriation in the Mediterranean’. As part of my bachelor thesis...
  14. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    We will be moving to Portugal from the U.S. in June. We will be staying for a week in Lisbon before moving into our apartment in Olhao in the Algarve. We want to buy a used car that is large enough to visit European countries comfortably but not so large that it's inconvenient for local travel...
  15. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello Looking for advice and recommendations on who to insure my building and contents with, in Portugal, if I am letting it out as a holiday let. Thanks Ruth
  16. Articles: Europe
    The European Commission is to look into claims that residency visa schemes for investors could be attracting the wrong kind of people and even some linked to fraud. The so called golden visa schemes where non-European Union investors are granted residency visas in EU countries have been growing...
  17. Articles: Europe
    There are lots of programmes around the world aimed at attracting expats to invest and gain residency of a particular country with Malta and Cyprus coming out top on a new analysis. Malta is ranked number one in the global residence and citizenship report 2017/2018 from Henley & Partners which...
  18. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi there! I have a couple questions about obtaining Portuguese citizenship through descent. I am a 23 year old adult living in Canada. Both of my grandparents on my mother's side were born and married in the Azores before immigrating to Canada in the 1960s. My grandfather recently passed away...
  19. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello All, I'm an US citizen planning to move to Portugal and apply for the NHR status. One thing that is not clear is if capital gains will be taxed by Portugal at the 28% rate or will they be tax free. One important detail is that unlike other countries citizens, the US taxes their citizens...
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