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An Overview of Portugal

An Overview of Portugal

The Portuguese Republic, (República Portuguesa) is made up of Mainland Portugal and the two autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores.

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Residency for EU Nationals

When moving to Portugal it is important to know your rights. Depending where your home nation is, the process of aeuro_flagpplying for residency or visa can be very different.

European Nationals have the right to move freely throughout Europe, however if you plan to stay in Portugal on a long term (more  than 3 months) or even permanent basis you will be expected to register your presence with your local council or SEF (Servico de Estrangeiros e Fronteires).

The rules are decided and goverened by the European Commission, and apply to Portugal and all other EU Countries.

The EU continually update their information as changes happen, so in order to keep this information current we at Hey Portugal find it better to link directly to their information. We are not the EU and by using the following link you will get the latest information whenever you visit their website, ensuring you always have access to the very latest information. Their website is also quite hard to find your way around, so we had found the information for you.

In summary there are 3 levels of residency considered with the EU for European Nationals, in respect of:

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Portugal Information

In this section we will include articles and information about Living in Portugal that do not fit into any other category in this section, such as the article about Embassy's and Consulates.

Portugal Information Pages

  • British Ambassador talks to Expats about Brexit +

    Over Read More
  • Safe Communities Portugal - SCP +

    Safe Read More
  • Register online to vote in UK Elections +

    UK Read More
  • Remembrance Day in Portugal +

    Remeberance Read More
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