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Exchanging your UK driving license for a Portuguese one - 2021

Exchanging your UK driving license for a Portuguese one - 2021

UK Driving licence Portugal:  For many years if you became a resident in Portugal you had 2 choices regarding your driving license. You could exchange it for a Portuguese one or register your UK one with the IMT, the Portuguese version of the DVLA. This has changed post BREXIT.


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Registering your residency in Portugal

Registering your residency in Portugal

Portugal is very happy for foreign citizen's to come and live here subject to a few minimum criteria.

For those from other EU member states it is a very simple process but of course after the 31st December 2020 Britain is no longer a member and the transition period expires.

Whilst we are confident that Portugal will want to continue to welcome Brits to Portugal the process may become a little more complicated and they are asking all those who are already here to get their paperwork in order before New Years Eve.


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Exchanging your UK driving license for a Portuguese one.

Portugal is happy for citizens of other EU member states to drive on their domestic license as long as you have registered it with the IMT, the equivalent of the UK DVLA.

However after 31st December 2020 Britain is no longer a member state and the agreed transition period expires.

This option therefore ceases to be on offer and your license should be exchanged for a Portuguese one.


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Healthcare if you live and work in Portugal

Healthcare if you live and work in Portugal

Healthcare if you live and work in Portugal

Everyone who’s registered as a resident can also register to access the Portuguese national health service (SNS) on the same basis as a Portuguese citizen.

This is the same if you’re employed, self-employed or not working.


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UK mobile phones in Portugal - Call charges may rocket next year

UK mobile phones in Portugal - Call charges may rocket next year

The UK Government website states:

“Mobile roaming: free roaming may end”

“From 1 January 2021, the guarantee of free mobile phone roaming throughout the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway will end.

Check with your phone operator to find out about any roaming charges you might get from 1 January 2021.


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Travel to Portugal - UK Passport Validity after 31st Dec. 2020

Travel to Portugal - UK Passport Validity after 31st Dec. 2020

UK Passports – Anomaly re expiry dates

There are many Countries in the world which require you to have at least 6 months left on your passport, before allowing entry. After the end of the transition period i.e. the 31st December 2020 for British passport holders this will apply to all EU Countries except Ireland.


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Property Management Vilamoura

Property Management Vilamoura

In the current times if you own a property in the Algarve but don't live there it is very likely that you have been unable to visit. If you don’t have somebody local to keep an eye on it you may eventually return to problems that you can’t possibly be aware of.


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