Chinese buyers have rushed to buy homes in Lisbon to beat year-end deadline under Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ scheme; purchases in Portugal topped foreign purchases of flats in Singapore
The pandemic is forcing some older workers to confront painful financial realities and revise their financial planning for retirement. One option some may be considering is retiring abroad to a destination that is more tax efficient and offers other important lifestyle benefits, like Portugal.
With just over two months before the UK leaves the EU, property search agent Sebastien Niccolleau (who specialises in Portugal) takes a closer look on how this will impact Brits wanting to travel, buy or relocate to the continent.
Portugal’s SEF border and immigration agency and British Embassy launch joint information campaign

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by Namrata Majithia 7th October 2020
Portugal’s leading property fair SIL 2020 (which opens on 8th Oct 2020) goes for hybrid format.

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With so many events being cancelled this year, to the frustration of both businesses and visitors, afpop, Portugal’s largest association for foreign residents and property owners, has taken the initiative to move the 20th edition of its annual Better Living in Portugal Exhibition (BLiP EXPO) on-line this October.
There’s no doubt that Portugal is a fantastic place to call home, but did you know it can also offer financial advantages?
With early, careful financial planning, you can make the most of tax-efficient opportunities and avoid potential mistakes.
Searching for a better life abroad after a heart attack last year, James Reynold-Payne, 49, chose the Algarve in Portugal. Besides the plentiful beaches, excellent food, widely spoken English and easy access from the UK, it was the tax breaks that appealed.
Holidays cannot not be deemed “essential” travel. The prospect of six months of 'shutdown' restrictions may, to many, make overseas breaks seem frivolous. Yet, in my experience, even briefly swapping gloom-laden Britain for somewhere with a sunnier disposition delivers a much-needed shot of positivity.
by Namrata Majithia 10th September 2020
The Chamber team is back in the office after a few precious days on the ground in Portugal...

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by Namrata Majithia 24th July 2020
News that Greece is to offer a ten-year tax incentive to foreign pensioners means they now join Portugal in offering retirees an very attractive tax regime. But MoneyWeek magazine explains why the EU may not like it...

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The  Socialist Party (PS) of the Algarve today publicly celebrated Prime Minister António Costa's commitment to the historic Covid- rescue agreement reached last week in Brussels by the European Council.
As reported by Natasha Donn in the Portugal Resident newspaper, Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa returned from the marathon negotiations in Brussels this week waving the promise of €45.1 billion in much-needed post-coronavirus recovery funding for the country.

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by Namrata Majithia 17th July 2020
17 July 2020
Our General Manager, Christina Hippisley, recently joined Dylan Herholdt of Chamber members Portugal Realty as a guest on his popular podcast called Portugal: The Simple Life.  
The recent exclusion of the Portuguese mainland from the UK’s newly issued travel list of ‘green’ and ‘amber’ countries has caused consternation in the Portuguese government.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) recently announced that it will provide support for British citizens and their families in their applications for residence in Portugal.
The Times reports today that Britain is in talks with Portugal over plans to create an "air bridge" that would allow holidaymakers and potential property buyers to travel to the country without quarantining on their return.
by Namrata Majithia 28th April 2020
Since late 2017, over 6,000 people have attended the Chamber’s Moving to Portugal Shows and Seminars in the UK and Ireland, and the demand for more information about retiring to Portugal or moving your business and family there for lifestyle reasons grows each month.
by Namrata Majithia 23rd April 2020
Chamber members EDGE International Lawyers have now created a dedicated website giving pragmatic updates about Portugal’s Covid-19 response and how legal and practical matters can continue in the meantime.
by Namrata Majithia 20th April 2020
Portugal’s Algarve Resident newspaper and website reports on the ‘second wave’ of complimentary articles in the international media over Portugal’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
by Namrata Majithia 21st March 2020
Here you can learn about the state of emergency and all the measures enacted by the Government that are mandatory as of Saturday, March 21st
by Namrata Majithia 30th January 2020
British Tourists, visitors and residents can continue to enjoy freedom of movement, travel, access to healthcare and recognising driving licenses in Portugal, as normal, until the end of the transition period, foreseen to be the 31st of December 2020
by Namrata Majithia 23rd May 2019
After 6 successful events, the demand is still high!
Everything you need to know to prepare for a new life in the tranquility, beauty and warmth of Europe’s most westerly country.
All that’s left is to pack your suitcase.
The Portuguese are coming!  In response to popular demand from Irish property buyers, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is bringing its Moving to Portugal Show and Seminars to Dublin on 15th May 2019.
As the subject of the meeting was ‘Brexit’, the main points made by Augusto Santos Silva were: