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Gustavo De faz

Living in Portugal, from Ecuador

"The quality of InterNations' members convinced me to join. And I've indeed received a very warm welcome from fellow Lisbon expats.."

Melanie S. Hamann

Living in Portugal, from Austria

"InterNations Events in Lisbon are great - I love the rightfully popular events organized by our friendly Ambassador team. "

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Portugal

  • Join our community and get to know members of Portugal’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Portuguese expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Lisbon, Faro and many other regions

Welcome to Our Network of Expatriates in Portugal!

Olá, and welcome to THE platform for expatriates in Portugal! Here on InterNations, you can find a huge expat community spanning hundreds of cities and countries across the globe, and network with other expatriates and global minds. If you have a question about life in Portugal, whether you've just moved or are considering doing so, our members will be happy to assist you in any way, delivering some of our collective knowledge. You might be wondering "how well connected is Porto for transport around Europe?" or "where is the safest area of Lisbon to stay in?”. No matter what your query is, our members are always pleased to assist newcomers and can help you get over the minor problems and hurdles of moving to a foreign country and settled down in your new life in Portugal.

Next to Portugal we host several more communities in Western Europe, e.g., our network of Qatar Expat. Or you might be interested in our Expats China community which is also fairly active.

Our Support for Portugal Expatriates

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Portugal Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in Portugal, their partners and families.

Portugal Guide for Expats

Portugal Expat Guide

Expat Forum Portugal

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our Portugal expat forums.

Portugal Expat Forum

Portugal Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

Portugal Expat Events

Read Up on Expat Life in Portugal

Portugal is a country that has recently attracted more interest from expatriates from all walks of life. The affordability and warm weather are making it popular for young creatives from cities like London and Paris, creating an exploding arts and music scene in Lisbon, while major industries such as oil and shipping naturally attract specialist workers from around the rest of the world. No matter where you're based in the country, you should find the same things in common — great weather, beautiful scenery and beaches, hugely affordable leisure time, and tasty food and wine, whether it's high-class dining or simply enjoying some freshly-caught sardines on a beach. Whether you're in Lisbon, Braga, Porto or Madeira, you're bound to find plenty of things to see and do, regardless of your interests. Plenty of our InterNations members have made Portugal their home for good reason, and they'll always be ready to tell you about the hidden gems of your city.

Interested to take a world tour? Then have a look at our chapter for Expats Spain to receive an impression of InterNations worldwide. Or you could take a peek at our community for Expats Germany instead!

Get Networking with Other Expats in Portugal

InterNations is a broad and vibrant group of people who can be knowledgeable about almost any subject you'd have questions on, but that's not all. Our membership is also by approval only, so you can be sure that any advice you're seeking out is also reliable and courteous. You can check our forums regularly to see updates on how the expat life is going, as well as any tips or useful information you may not have considered.

When you've arrived in Portugal, you can take your interaction with fellow InterNations members offline, too: in various cities in Portugal we have a numerous groups, covering range of interests, from wine tasting and cinema groups to many more for sport, dancing, hiking, or just networking for business. If you're looking to meet new people, you should also pay attention to see when the next large InterNations Official Event is being held — this is always a great opportunity to encounter people from all sorts of backgrounds and fields of work, whether your interest is business-related or personal.

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