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Expat guide: Moving to Portugal

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If you are planning to move to Portugal you’ll need to set up a few things before you arrive, and upon your arrival. This expat guide helps you discover how to move to Portugal successfully.

As Expatica article ‘Managing your move abroad’ points out, the basic things to consider during relocation are visas and permits, vaccines for family members, restrictions or taxes on shipped household items, taxes due when you ship your car, vaccines and quarantines for pets and insurance.

Expat guide to Portuguese visas and permits

If you haven’t done it already, sorting out your residence permit is an essential first step.

Expat guide to opening a bank account in Portugal

Another essential step is opening a bank account. Visit our Banking section for details on banking in Portugal and to keep up to date with news from the financial world.

Finding a home in Portugal when relocating to Portugal

So you have your visa and bank account. Now you need to find a place to stay. Read Expatica’s guide to where to live in Portugal. Should you rent or buy? Expatica helps you to do the research and decide on the best housing option. Visit our Housing section for guides, advice and tips.

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