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Renewing Your Portuguese Residence Permit

By Susan Stults Korthase

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Summary: Expats in Portugal need to periodically renew their residence permit. Susan Stults Korthase offers up the information you'll need to get it done.

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About the Author

Susan moved to Portugal in 2010 following a career in international human resources and consulting. As CEO of Communications Matters, Susan has completed many writing, project management and website optimization projects from the sunny home in Cascais that she shares with freelance photographer husband Craig. Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, International Living and on several blogs.


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Comments

guest
Jul 7, 2016 14:11

Thank you so much for this no nonsense step by step article. So many expat sites are now so experiential, that you are not sure whether the experience is just the writer's or really important to all. Please keep up this approach.

meufado
Dec 2, 2016 22:28

Hi Susan, great info! With regards to your comment on Permanent residency application - "Absences from the EU country for periods of less than six consecutive months (and not exceeding ten months in total within the five-year period) or .." does that mean in a five year period, I'm only allowed 2 months away from the country each year. So, if someone were to spend say 8 months in portugal and 4 months summer in the states would that jeopardize the permanent residency application?

LongRedFlorence
Jun 29, 2017 23:10

What Susan failed to do was to make a distinction between requirements for UK vs USA etc UK residents, as members of EU, have less stringent requirements for residency and egulations reflevt this. Thanks, Rachel..

GeoffK
Apr 4, 2018 07:19

An excellent article. One thing I would emphasize is the need to have evidence of your accommodation and it should be relevant to the office your interview is scheduled to take place. I was living in Central Portugal and was given an appointment in Leiria. I attended the interview en route to new lodging in the Algarve. I was refused a Resident Permit because I did not have proof of my Algarve address and was told to make a new appointment in Faro..

GeoffK
Apr 4, 2018 07:22

Please note that my comments relating to appointments and addresses were in connection with the initial application for a Resident Permit, not a renewal.

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