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My husband and I just moved to Lisbon, Portugal. We are waiting for our first appointment with SEF to switch over from the schengen visa to a temporary residence permit. We would love to meet other people from the forum.

Some Forum Posts:

Portugal: Fiscal Card:

My husband and I are trying to import our US motorcycle and it says we need a fiscal card. Does anyone know if we have to order this or if it should come in the mail when we got our NIFs?

Portugal: Days Absent from Country:

Thank you so much for sharing this information about the Permanent residence permit, do you know what the minimum stay requirements are for the TEmporary residence permit?

Portugal: Re entering Portugal:

From my understanding and experience you would have to leave before the 180 days so if you have 7 days left that's all you will get and then you have to leave on or at that 7 day mark the Schengen again for 180 days.

Portugal: "contract de comodato" for their proof of accommodations:

Has anyone had any experience using a "contract de comodato" for their proof of accommodations for their initial SEF appointment? We are staying at a friends house and a realtor said we could use this but I just wanted to see if anyone here has done this instead of an official rental contract.

Portugal: Proof of Accommodations with a campsite contract:

I know this might be a long shot but my husband and I are camping right now throughout Portugal and just found out that the campsites have yearly "contracts" My husband and I were wondering if anyone thinks these contracts will work for "proof of accommodations" for our first SEF appointment. This would much more affordable than renting long term and would allow us to keep traveling throughout the year. The address would be the campsite business address. Also, we can have mail delivered here and the front office just holds it for us until we come and get it(there are no Unit numbers or "mailbox") but people have mail delivered here all the time. Has anyone done this before or have any advice? Best Julia & John :)

Portugal: Temporary Residence Permit Process(Proof of accommodations):

My husband and I are in Portugal awaiting our first appointment in September and we have read that one must have proof of accommodations for that appointment. My husband and I are staying at a friends house in Lisbon and I guess just paying her under the table(there is no rental agreement/contract). She does not want to write us up a rental agreement because it is a huge process in Portugal. Does anyone know if she can just write a letter stating we will be staying at her place, and if that will be sufficient proof of accommodations?

Portugal: 4 month Schengen Visa:

Hello, I am form the US and have the 4 month Schengen visa. It expires August 12, 2017 and my appointment with SEF for our first temporary residence permit is September 8th, 2017. We wanted to make a trip home around August 12th, 2017 for my brother-in-laws graduation but we don't know the implications of traveling back to the US so close our 4 month expiration date. Does anyone know if we will be let back in the country if we go home and try and come back after the expiration date or if we should even travel so close to the expiration date? Thanks so much any experience or advice with this is greatly appreciated :) Best, Julia & John

Portugal: Freelance Work/Simplified Regime:

Hello, My husband will be working as a freelancer while we live in Portugal because our accountant said it would be better for our taxes than him being on salary working remotely. We were recommended to file with a "simplified regime" for our taxes and register our business activity & social security. Does anyone know or have any experience doing this? I would like to be able to do as much as we can on our own and only hire someone when absolutely necessary. How do we register his business activity and social security by ourselves? Does anyone know anything about this "simplified regime"? Best, Julia & John :)

Portugal: Shipping Boxes within the EU:

My father in law, in Amsterdam, just shipped us 2 huge boxes to Libson, does anyone know if these will stopped by customs or will they just come straight to us? last box we had shipped from the US got stuck in customs and we had to pay 100 euros to get it out.

Portugal: Portueguese Passport/Citizenship through Naturalization:

Has anyone (particularly from the US) applied for a Portuguese passport through Naturalization (6 years of legal residence, knowledge of the language at an A2 level, and no criminal record)? My husband and I are doing the type 1 visa"persons with earnings"/(not the golden visa) and would like to get citizenship after 6 years but want to know the minimum stay requirements in Portugal to qualify? We would also just like to know how this process works? Best, Julia :)


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