Tag: Cascais

Vilar Formoso project-Frontier of peace

May 11, 2018 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos: Margarida Ramalho

 “God bless Vilar Formoso for the compassion it had towards those foreigners 73 years ago. May I have the privilege of being able to offer…
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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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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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Registering as a voter for the municipal elections 2017

June 30, 2017 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos:

On Sunday 1st October 2017, municipal elections will be held all over Portugal. As EU citizens (and from some other countries too) living in this…
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The English free lending library in Cascais

May 13, 2016 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos: Hans Lamers

Fellow IWP member Julie de Wolff, a user of the library in Birre, Cascais, thought it a good idea to publish something about this book…
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The “PRESÉPIO”- Preparations for Christmas

December 3, 2015 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos: Open source, Rui Santos, Filomena Lima, Hans Lamers

An integral part of the advent season is erecting and displaying a nativity scene, or a “presépio” as it is known in Portugal. “Presépios” usually…
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