Does anyone have information related to American citizens looking to relocate to Portugal, whose spouse is an EU citizen (Bulgaria)? Apparently, EU citizens and their families can reside anywhere within the EU, so I assume that the requirements, financial and otherwise, would be a little different. My wife and I have spent months traveling through the southwest and southeast of Europe. We are seriously considering relocation to southern Portugal due to climate, cost/quality of living and our fondness for the country... plus it appears to be a great place to raise a family.
BTW, thanks to Susan for posting this information. This is very helpful.
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Thx, CraigandMicki. I had a feeling it was overkill. BTW, Hague Apostille is just a reference to the convention where they dreamed up this insanity. Basically, you obtain official doc, have it notarized by court clerk, then have it signed off again by a State or Federal clerk, saying that the notary is valid to notarize. Generally, the doc has to be apostilled by the state that issued it, and in some places, like NYC, you can't do it by mail! You've officially saved me from going insane :)
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Of interest to individuals and families looking to relocate to the natural beauty of the sunny Algarve.
Escape the rat race and live your dream in this life enhancing haven of peace and tranquillity.
We at TORVEC have recently received outline planning approval for a healthy living eco centre set in a location of outstanding natural beauty in southern Portugal and before submitting a detailed planning application
we are looking for input from potential clients who may be seeking to relocate to a development of this nature sometime in the not too distant future.
To give a better indication of the type of healthy living centre we are trying to create the main buzz words would be, low impact, sustainability, environmentally friendly, organic , wholesome, nutrient dense food, home grown on our own permaculture farm, off grid solar energy with limited grid backup,
unlimited pristine underground water resources, clean fresh unpolluted air, no traffic noise or exhaust pollution,
breathtakingly beautiful panoramic views all round this lovely valley area from the residential location.
One of the major aims of this complex is to give the residents the potential to live a longer happier healthier life, free from any major life threatening illness or disease, providing all the essential life enhancing necessities to build a strong and healthy immune system that will carry them through to a ripe old age.
We intend to make this the ultimate health and wellness retreat, the quintessential good life, a real time, real life fountain of youth type endeavour, providing all the ingredients to concoct an elixir of outhfulness,
an anti aging life extending set of protocols that can and will add 10, 20, or even more years depending on the age and physical condition at the onset.
So if this development interests or intrigues you and could be just what you have been looking for, or you know someone who may be interested contact us for initial information and at the same time maybe outline some of the activities, facilities and protocols you would like to see in a potential new home at a complex like this,
contact us at this email address email@example.com
we would appreciate it if only people with a genuine
interest request information
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BTW, lombadas, we have seen and read your ecocentre overview, mission, etc., so we are hoping for other details than what is already there. Muito obrigado. jt
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lombadas...we are interested and have replied in a private message. Looking forward to hearing more details. obrigado. jt
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.
I'm told it's possible for a US citizen to obtain a residency visa from a Portuguese consulate in a non-Schengen country such as Morocco or the UK. Has anyone done this or heard of such a thing?
Thanks, I had a meeting this am and hope to hear back soon after my documents are reviewed. The very impressive Daniel Reis of Eimigrante is assisting me.