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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

The Expat Portugal Chapter welcomes you!

Olá and a heart-felt welcome to the InterNations community for expats in Portugal! Our international network caters to your specific needs and supports you in relocating to and putting down roots in Portugal. Living abroad in a foreign country is definitely a great intercultural experience, but typically brings up a lot of questions for expatriates Portugal: ʺWhat is the best international school for my kids in Portugal?ʺ, ʺHow do I find a job for my spouse in Porto?ʺ or ʺWhere in Lisbon can I meet fellow expats and compatriots from my home country?” Just to name a few examples…

InterNations aim is to help you, as an expatriate, in becoming part of the Portugal expat community and exploring the Portuguese way of life in all its aspects: From enjoying the traditional cozido à Portuguesa to celebrating Saint Anthony of Lisbon Day.

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

Enjoy the Portugal Expats Living

With attractions ranging from the westernmost point of mainland Europe to the castles of Guimarães, the birthplace of the nation, Portugal fascinates expatriates and globetrotters of many nationalities every year. The sizable expat Portugal community is, however, mostly drawn to the country by the urban growth of Lisbon and its political as well as economic opportunities, e.g. in the textile industry. Whether you move to and live in Portugal for professional or private reasons, you’ll surely take with you lifelong memories of great international experiences and intercultural exchange.

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!

The Place to meet friendly Expatriates in Portugal

In our private network, you can easily get to know fellow expatriates in Portugal in a casual way – within a safe, invitation-only environment where trustworthiness and respectful behavior are key. Ask our helpful and friendly expat members for advice from Portugal’s international community, e.g. with regard to getting a residence permit. Furthermore, you’ll meet with other expatriates in Portugal at our high-class InterNations Events – mixing and mingling in hotspots like Porto or Faro, for all internationals belonging to the Portugal expat community.

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