Portugal

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Gustavo De faz

"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

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

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Portugal

Are you an expat working and living in Portugal? Or are you preparing to move soon to Lisbon, Faro or any other of the Portuguese international hotspots?

Expat life in Portugal has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the Algarve, learning how Portuguese people celebrate Saint Anthony of Lisbon Day, up to tasting Portugal’s favorite dishes such as cozido à Portuguesa.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Portugal. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Peru to living in Panama.

Top Articles in the Portugal Expat Guide

  • Moving to Portugal

    Moving to Portugal can still be a fascinating experience for expats, even in these times of crisis. As the home of two of the most beautiful and well-known cities of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal has much more in store for you than the wine and sunshine that made the country famous.
  • Living in Portugal

    With only about 10 million inhabitants, Portugal, the country on Europe’s western edge, is fairly small. Thankfully, this did not inhibit the development of a fascinating cultural identity that, in combination with the great climate, has led many an expat to consider living in Portugal!
  • Working in Portugal

    The image of Portugal has suffered heavy blows in the minds of expats around the world, due to the economic crisis and the bailout that followed it. There are, however, still a few growth sectors that might make working in Portugal a feasible plan after all. Our guide has details.

Working and living in Portugal – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Portugal requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Portuguese expat life. Living abroad in Portugal raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Portugal?ʺ, ʺWhat do I need for a Portuguese registration certificate?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Lisbon should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Portuguese municipality in Porto?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Portugal is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Portugal aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Portugal. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from travel and accommodation, to education & children or sports and leisure, up to local infrastructure. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺAm I allowed to import all my personal belongings duty-free?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Portugal? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Switzerland or living in South Korea!

Tips on living and working in Portugal – From colleges and universities to chambers of foreign trade

Moreover, our expat directory for Portugal includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. colleges and universities or chambers of foreign trade. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Portugal with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Olá from our expats living and working in Portugal.

Gustavo De faz

"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

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

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