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  1. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi, I am a university student from Singapore who is looking for a 2 bedroom or 2 bed apartment in Lisbon next year from January to June for my exchange program. When looking for accommodations, I am basically looking at airbnb & idealista. For airbnb, while more reliable and generally nicer...
  2. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    I’m planning to move to Portugal, but intend to continue working to the UK remotely. I’m permanent in a company already working remotely and would like to be informed on pay and taxes before talking to them. Can anyone advise regarding pay and taxes once living in Portugal? That is, how does the...
  3. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi all I am an EU citizen, currently leaving in a non EU country and I was thinking to move to Portugal and apply for the NHR scheme. Reading around in various forums on the subject, I see that one requirement to apply for the NHR is to be tax resident in Portugal. Is this is a formality or...
  4. Introductions
    Hi. My spouse and I were full time travelers for over 5 years until the pandemic slowed us down. Our creaking bones say it's time to stay mainly in one place. We're going to try the area around Lisbon. We're hoping to hang out at the beach, eat good food, take classes to learn the language and...
  5. Introductions
    I'm a married 55 year old US citizen currently living and working in Korea. In June I'll return to the US and retire from teaching high school science. I've thought about retiring outside the US for at least 10 years. My wife was a little more cautious about the idea but having been an expat in...
  6. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    I’m planning to finish my bachelors in Portugal, the program would be about two years long so I need a long term study visa. Due to some problems with the university’s admission process I’ve just received my acceptance letter yesterday and am now waiting to officially enroll so I can then apply...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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