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Coloradobill 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.
Coloradobill replied on November 28, 2014 with:
Bluewind lives in the USA, not Portugal, he does however visit the expat sites of other country's and is very opinunated on many subjects.
ofilha replied on November 26, 2014 with:
@JohnCreasy, sorry again but just a word of caution. I do not know how much travelling you have done, but just in case. When going abroad, one has to be very careful about their laws. So, it's always better to err on the side of caution. And sometimes the locals do not care for the outsiders and may put the screws to them.... This happens everywhere, as i am sure you know. Cheers,
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ofilha replied to the thread Social Health Care Coverage on the Portugal forum:
craigandmicki initially posted:
I am researching access to the public/ social health care system in Portugal for US Citizens holding either temporary or permanent residency visas. If you have information, personal experience, recommended resources, please respond to this post. Many thanks!
ofilha replied on November 28, 2014 with:
@ProfBren, Thank you. I am a portuguese citizen as well as a us citizen but the wife is american, we are now trying to get her residency set up. thanks for the information
ProfBren replied on November 28, 2014 with:
We went to the public clinic and asked to make an appointment. They asked for our passport and I told them I was a resident. We gave them our cards and they gave us a piece of paper with an official seal and said go to another window. From what I can learn we have subsidized medical, no prescription or any thing else but the costs are reasonable.
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CascaisPortugal replied to the thread moving to cascai portugal on the Portugal forum on November 28, 2014:
fishnchips73 initially posted:
I'm considering a move to portugal and need some guidance. I'm wanting to retire in cascais, I've been told its one of the best places to live for a lot of reasons. I'm 64 female and will live alone, and will be needing a 1 or 2 bed accommodation in a safe neighborhood and close to medical facilities if I need them, to be able to walk to shops and entertainment. I will be living off my social security from usa (currently residing), and some pension from UK (im uk citizen first and usa citizen second. there's a lot of other questions I have too many to list, but if someone could give me an overall picture that will be very much appreciated. linda
CascaisPortugal replied on November 28, 2014 with:
Can you please give some more information ? I have never heard of any problems.
craigandmicki replied on November 28, 2014 with:
We will look forward to you joining us in Cascais! Suggest you go to the map.com, casasapo and remax sites for properties, see where they are on the map, and narrow your search--but most of all, just get a one or two month rental first and get acclimated, go around with realtors to see properties in your favorite areas. Medical care is an easy cab ride away from any neighborhood.
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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!
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:
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:
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 most recently with:
Why do you need a Schengen Visa? Especially if you have a Resident Visa or Permit?
Charliegirl7 replied most recently 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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