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Portugal > Financial


Segurança Social In Portugal: What Is It And How Might It Help You?

Monday June 17, 2019 (17:01:19)

Ah, bureaucracy. It’s not a favourite word for anyone, and that includes expats. The last thing we enjoy doing when moving to a new country is tackling all the paperwork and applications that are necessary to ensure we’re fully covered in every aspect of our new lives. In this guide, we’ll be looking at Segurança Social (the Portuguese social security system) as well as the country’s NISS (social security number).   more ...

Portugal > Living


Quality Of Life In Portugal: What To Expect As An Expat

Monday May 27, 2019 (08:03:59)

No matter where you live in the world, you may find yourself comparing your home country to your new destination each time you travel. After all, it can be fun to compare the differences between places as a way to see what’s unique; and whilst you can’t ultimately judge a destination by an initial list of perceived positives and negatives, this can be a natural part of acclimatisation.   more ...

Portugal > Financial


Portugal's New Investment Credit Line: Are There Opportunities For Expats

Monday May 20, 2019 (09:19:23)

In a bid to help Portuguese migrants who are looking to return and invest in their home country, the minister of Foreign affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, announced in a recent cabinet meeting that emigrants will be granted an approved credit line on their return home.   more ...

Portugal > Property


How To Find A Property Management Agency In Portugal

Monday March 25, 2019 (17:49:35)

Every year, thousands of people purchase property in Portugal. After all, with friendly local people, warm summers and incredible landscapes, what’s not to love?   more ...

Portugal > Living


Interview With Louise Ross, Author, Women Who Walk

Thursday February 14, 2019 (11:16:58)
Louise Ross and her book
Louise, tell us a bit about yourself and your interest in expat life.

I’ve lived outside of my country of origin, which is Australia, for more than three decades. I moved to Portugal from Colorado and there, I didn’t think of myself as an expatriate.   more ...

Portugal > Health


How Does Cardiac Care In Portugal Compare With Other Expat Destinations?

Thursday January 24, 2019 (19:53:30)

In 2016, the world’s leading cause of death was ischemic heart disease, an illness which affected people across all locations and income brackets. However, in Portugal, a country that’s bathed with sunlight for most of the year and boasts 850 kilometres of Atlantic Ocean beaches, these figures were relatively low.   more ...

Portugal > Education


Interview With Jacqueline Silva, Director, Eden Montessori School

Thursday January 24, 2019 (13:41:25)

Jacqueline, you're the Director of Eden Montessori school in Albufeira. Tell us about your role: what does a typical day in your life look like?

My day starts with welcoming children and parents at 8:45am. to start their school day. We head straight to the classroom for our morning Montessori three-hour ‘work’ period. During this time I guide the children into working on individual learning materials with the help of my classroom assistant.   more ...

Portugal > Health


Cancer Care In Portugal: What You Need To Know

Monday December 10, 2018 (12:04:03)

Medical tourism brings thousands of visitors to new countries every year, with cosmetic surgery and dentistry often being the most popular reasons to travel for your health. However, whilst many actively seek out healthcare in advance, what do you do when you’re already living in another country and are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness?   more ...

Portugal > Living


How Long Does It Take To Become Fluent In Portuguese?

Wednesday October 10, 2018 (14:01:09)

This is a question that every new learner of the language tends to ask themselves before they begin.

After all, timelines are important. They help us to set targets, stay on track and ensure we meet our goals by a specific date. Which, if you’re learning a new language because you’re relocating, can be incredibly important. However, the answer isn’t that simple, as the time it takes will depend on the time you have and the environment your learning takes place in.   more ...

Portugal > Moving


Getting Your Atestado De Residência in Portugal

Wednesday October 03, 2018 (11:26:32)

Obtaining an ‘Atestado De Residência’ in Portugal is the process of gathering proof that you reside in the country. This is a process that can strike fear into the calmest of people, since gaining proof of residency in any country can be confusing and challenging, especially when there isn’t much information available online; however, it doesn’t have to be that way!   more ...

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