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ofilha replied to the thread Expats on the south coast on the Portugal forum on January 20, 2015:
jordan6223 initially posted:
Can anyone tell me if there are (many) expats living in Olhao, Faro, Quarteira, Albufeira, Portimao, Lagos. We need to check out the area in May (may want to live there next year) and my wife, who is English, would like to be able to speak English with others from England. We would be renting long term preferably at sea and not too far from airport to England. Love to hear from you. Thanks.
ofilha replied on January 20, 2015 with:
There are quite a few english speaking expats in Algarve and in Faro. Faro has an airport that has daily flights to everywhere in europe.
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adminee posted Post a Message of Support for France on the Portugal forum:
We encourage you to post a message of support for the people of France, in particular, the expats in France who use Expat Exchange, please go to: http://www.expatexchange.com/expat/index.cfm?frmid=211&tpcid=3395954
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ddahab replied to the thread Research on Retirement on the Portugal forum:
ddahab initially posted:
Hi! I am a Masters student at ISCTE, in Lisbon, and currently doing my thesis in Psychology of Intercultural relations. If you are an retired expat in Portugal and can spare 10 minutes of your valuable time, your help will be immensely appreciated. All you have to do is participate in this survey. Click here to take a survey. Thanks!!
ddahab replied most recently with:
Thank you so much! I did have a problem with the link. Please find the link below! While I'm still working on the problem, you can copy / paste the link onto your browser and it should work. http://isctecis.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4HhumcWrNFX6hg1 Once again, thanks so much for your help! Happy holidays and a great new year! Cheers, Deborah Dahab
craigandmicki replied most recently with:
I can't find a link to click, but would certainly take your survey if you could send it to me...perhaps you can insert the link in a Private Message in response to this note?
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property in PortugalFantastic villa T5 +1 of contemporary architecture, with pool, set in the luxurious complex "Quinta da Beloura" in Sintra. 25min drive from Lisbon
A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of CLIC - Colegio Luso Intenacional do Centro in Marinha Grande , Portugal
Review-of-CLIC - Colegio Luso Intenacional do Centro
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Great International enviroment. Many Sport activities, Swimming, Ballet, Judo, Robotics, Art plus music club! (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
This review is clearly out of date as I have to pay for a tutor for extra help in Portuguese. Also no social events since I have been at the school (5 years). The reason the school has better fees than Porto is that it has very poor facilities.
A reader replied recently with:
Can any tell me if the CLIC school based in Marinha Grande is good. I am thinking of enrolling may child there in 2014.
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TheWolfs replied to the thread Tax Liability on the Portugal forum:
TheWolfs initially posted:
As a US citizen investigating a possible move to Portugal, would any of the following be taxable in Portugal: IRA withdrawals, investment dividend earnings, US Social Security benefits?
TheWolfs replied most recently with:
Got it. Just like here in Ecuador. Well, except for the tax treaty. Thanks!
craigandmicki replied most recently with:
You hit on a key topic that several of us Americans have researched for the last few years. To date, we have been advised by a Portuguese attorney, a Portuguese tax accountant, a preparer of US taxes for non-resident citizens and a US Tax Law firm partner that (a) you will continue to file with the US IRS and will pay US taxes on all investment and income earnings from all US sources but (b) if you have no passive or active income and own no property (car, home, boat) in Portugal, you neither file nor owe Portuguese taxes. On a related point, Portugal has a tax treaty with the USA to avoid double taxation...as that's a long and detailed explanation, we suggest you research that online.
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property in PortugalVery comfortable, cozy and light apartment with lovely sea views, not far from the centre of Cascais and with local shops on your doorstep (between 300 and 500 meters). Bus connection available to centre of Cascais if you don't want to walk.
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 most recently 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 most recently 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 most recently 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 most recently 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:
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 most recently with:
Can you please give some more information ? I have never heard of any problems.
craigandmicki replied most recently 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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