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ERRATA TO Exchanging your driver’s licence for a Portuguese one

April 25, 2018 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos:

I have just discovered that I had the wrong information in the above post concerning the time allowed to exchange a drivers licence. Please note…
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Get your Certificate of EU citizen registration in Portugal

February 11, 2018 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos: Open source

If it is your intention to live in Portugal for longer than 3 months and you are a citizen of the EU, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein,…
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How to get your NIF number

February 11, 2018 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos: Manuela Nolasco Lamers

Anybody staying in Portugal for more than 180 days or settling in the country has to have a fiscal number (NIF). This is essential if…
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Renewing drivers licences in Portugal

January 30, 2018 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos: Manuela Nolasco Lamers

A few days ago, I received a frantic phone call from a Swedish friend ("I am in trouble" he cried) who was trying to renew…
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Exchanging your driver’s licence for a Portuguese one

January 30, 2018 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos: Manuela Nolasco Lamers

I remember that when I first came to Portugal I was loath to confront Portuguese bureaucracy, so I drove with my South African licence for…
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How to get your health number (número de utente) in Portugal

January 25, 2018 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos: Centro de Saúde

In terms of the Portuguese Constitution, every resident who has lived in the country for more than 90 days has the right to medical assistance…
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