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Cozy seaside house, portuguese style, big enough for a family. Easy access to the beach, shops, public transport. Perfect location to start your life in Portugal. It even has a garden!
Cozy seaside house, portuguese style, big enough for a family. Easy access to the beach, shops, public transport. Perfect location to start your life in Portugal. It even has a garden!
ofilha replied to the thread GunSelf Defense laws on the Portugal forum:
JohnCreasy initially posted:
I'm considering moving out of the US within the next couple of years, and need some answers about firearms, as well as the laws pertaining to the use of guns in self-defense. What types of firearms are allowed? Any restrictions on types, capacity, etc? Are you allowed to act in defense of your life? I have several other questions, but these should do as a start.
ofilha replied on November 18, 2014 with:
@dogmother Not gunmother, that was a typo. I meant dogmother.
ofilha replied on November 18, 2014 with:
@gunmother, Yes i did, i found the responses to the first question ,just putting the questioner down, a narcissistic answer that only served to gratify their ego instead of answering the question. I do not own guns and am totally opposed to the NRA and possibly disagree with the person who posed the question. I think his question deserves a proper and relevant answer, not a racist one, since the attacks on the person all mention South America as gun totting violent continent and yet not everyone there is like that at all: Argentina, Uruguay, Chile just to name a few.
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Longfella posted Becoming resident in Portugal on the Portugal forum on November 17, 2014:
Hello from Ireland, fellow retirees! We're finalising our plans for becoming resident in Portugal - not only for financial reasons but also to avail of its good, Mediterranean weather. Two obvious options for us would have been Malta and Portugal, but, seeing as we lived in Portugal before while motorhoming through it, we'd have a definite preference for it - and especially Lagos, which seems to have everything. It's interesting that so many retirees have pets, like dogs. We're in the "same boat" and, while we'd love to bring our dog we're in the happy position that we can leave him behind with friends. I suppose another fundamental question for retirees in these circumstances is "How long every year will we be resident in Portugal?" I'm guessing many retirees will live in Portugal for approximately 6 months, in order to qualify for Portuguese residency, and then return home, probably in the summer months. Ye, Lagos has everything e.g. long and short sandy beaches, city living, promenade, good golf courses, proximity to other Algarve resorts and about an hour from Faro, the main Algarve airport. I'm wondering what are the English-language newspapers and are there any English-speaking expat groupings in, or around, Lagos.
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sarahwarner replied to the thread workman/handyman on the Portugal forum:
sarahwarner initially posted:
need flat roof painting in rubber paint to stop leaks.
sarahwarner replied on November 16, 2014 with:
can you call to arrange to view job plse tel. 961923439
sarahwarner replied on November 14, 2014 with:
think its raining now. will get back to you after i speak with people who are there
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cmanner posted Marijuana on the Portugal forum on November 16, 2014:
Hello, We are residents of Colorado where marijuana and its derivatives are legal. We want to winter somewhere warm where drugs laws are more akin to Colorado. We are retired and financially fit and would like some input from Portugal where we understand drugs are no longer regulated. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Expat Report Review of CLIC in Marinha Grande, Portugal was published
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Sports clubs second rate as there is a lack of facilities. All clubs are expensive. Cheaper to go to clubs outside school and have better facilites Astro turf pitch still not constructed (after 6 years) no heating in classrooms. Playground is a hard surface for the lower school. (Continue)
kctrani156 posted Android TV? Use it? on the Portugal forum on November 13, 2014:
We will be renting a condo with wi-fi and a TV with 4 channels. Our rental agent suggested android TV with its access to hundreds of stations including prime time US shows. Has anyone used it? Does it work? In addition to buying the box, do you have to pay for programming? Have a referral for the Lagos/Luz area? Thanks in advance!
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kctrani156 replied to the thread Anyone Apply for Residency Card while in Portugal? on the Portugal forum on November 11, 2014:
kctrani156 initially posted:
We are currently in Lisbon for 2.5 months and have decided that we want to apply for the Residency Permit/Card so that we can stay here longer than 6 months. We have communicated with the Portuguese Consulate in NJ and know the docs required for submission to them, only to be sent to SEF for approval. Has anyone applied while here in Portugal? Is it possible? Any tips for us? We did go to SEF, but since the agent spoke poor English and we don't have a good command of Portuguese yet, they encouraged us to just apply for the 90 day extension in Jan. All suggestions are appreciated. Our plan is to live in Praia do Luz as of mid-December.
kctrani156 replied on November 16, 2014 with:
Why do you need a Schengen Visa? Especially if you have a Resident Visa or Permit?
Charliegirl7 replied on November 14, 2014 with:
I got a call back from Dina yesterday! I explained everything that my husband and I are trying to do and that I just wanted to start the process early. She told me that everything that I had been following in Micki's article was accurate, but because we aren't officially relocating to Portugal until mid/late 2015, I should wait to start the process until I'm about 3 months out. Her reasons were because the Schengen visa application asks where we will be staying (once we are living in Portugal) and that's one question that I can't answer yet. I asked if I could just list a town and she said I could but then I'd encounter potential problems once I arrived if that information changed. She said the process is currently taking about 12 weeks to process and it can be filled out in English (although I will probably still fill it out in Portuguese where I can). The financial requirement is 55,000 euros too. She explained the declaration page as a short statement describing why we're retiring there, and that it should be kept simple. Micki was right on the mark about the process though, including number of copies needed and attachments that are necessary as well. So for now, I have printed out my required number of applications, have gotten our fingerprints/FBI background checks submitted and I will wait until early spring to mail everything in. I just wanted to follow up regarding my call from Dina.
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Charliegirl7 replied to the thread Scouting trip to Portugal...help please? on the Portugal forum:
Charliegirl7 initially posted:
Hello to everyone! My husband and I are going to visit the Algarve region of Portugal next month. We are young (early 50's), very active, retired and will be bringing our 2 dogs. My questions are numerous, but I'll start with just a few now and hopefully, as I continue to read through the forum topics here, I'll discover more answers to my many others. We are currently living in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. My husband likes to play golf and we both enjoy playing tennis, hiking, biking, and swimming. We thought the Algarve region was a good choice because of the golf and beaches. We've also heard (translated-read) that we could possibly get a home there (in Silves or Lagoas I believe) with some land (for our dogs) and for gardening. And we really want a place with privacy. That is a must. We are very social people and I know we'll enjoy the hospitality of the Portuguese people, and we'll make many new friends, but we like to have our own space and time when we get home. Is that possible in those areas? Are there other areas that we should look at when we arrive? We are looking to spend about $1500-2000 a month (USD). Should we reach out to a realtor (or two!) before our trip to arrange looking at a few places while we're there next month? If so, do you know of any good recommendations? Also, has anyone moved with their dogs from the US? How hard was that? Our scouting trip (this October) is about a year out from when we'd actually like to relocate. Our thoughts were to come visit, spend our 'vacation' time acting a little like we live there already, and just try to get as much of a 'real' experience as possible. Then sell our house here and start REALLY living there! I'd appreciate any suggestions, comments and of course, answers to these questions that you can provide. Thank you in advance for all of your help with us!! And I'm so glad I found your forum. Everyone here genuinely seems to want to help others and that's a great feeling when all you've got is a keyboard and a dream! :)
Charliegirl7 replied on November 10, 2014 with:
Kathy, Thank you for reaching out to me about getting together! I wish I could say yes, I'll meet you all there, but unfortunately my husband and I are back in the States after our wonderful trip to Portugal! We only had a week to spend gathering as much information as we could about the Algarvian region and we made the most of it! We returned home, more sure than before, that this is where we'll spend at least the first years of our retirement on our new adventure. For now though, reality has set back in, and we are purging our current home and fixing it up with plans to sell in the spring, and applying for our residency (the paperwork is extensive!). I really hope to connect with, and officially meet the friends that I've made here once we arrive in Portugal, which, if my timing and luck are good, should be within the next 12 months! Thank you for reaching out to us though, and I hope to meet you in the near future! Cheryl
kctrani156 replied on November 10, 2014 with:
Prof Ben, my husband & I are coming down to Praia do Luz in the next 10 days to finalize a 6 month rental. We would love to meet you for a glass of wine to hear about your experiences. We are in Lisbon for 2.5 months & head back to US for a quick trip, than back to Luz. Kathy & Vince
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rose12dagrac posted Teaching English in Lisbon on the Portugal forum:
Are there any expats teaching English in Portugal? Can you tell me your experience?
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