Applications for the so-called 'gold visas' have resumed and several new requests for Investment Residence Permits (ARI) have already been presented, the Portuguese Association of Real Estate Developers and Investors (APPII) announced on Friday, the 17th of June.
Chamber member and Lisbon real estate specialist Jose Cabral analyses why the Lisbon riverside area of Marvila is an excellent long and short term investment
A new report by Get Golden Visa predicts a “golden visa frenzy” as Americans look to work remotely abroad and escape inflation. The data doesn't lie.
by Carolina Maia 10th June 2022
A recent study has revealed the best places in Europe to raise a family, and Portugal has come out on top, making moving to Portugal with kids a popular choice, thanks to the increase in remote working, good international schools and an excellent safety record.
Lisbon’s tech scene is bustling and the city is one of Europe’s fastest-growing tech ecosystems, making a name for itself as Europe’s Silicon Valley.
Retirees are drawn by a low cost of living, healthcare, a sunny climate and tax incentives
by Carolina Maia 25th April 2022
The Cascais Tourism Association has launched a new promotional campaign dedicated to digital nomads, called “It works for you” which features a promotional video that talks about “remote work, combined with leisure and lifestyle”.
In 2022 the Portugal Golden Residence Permit Program tops the Global Residence Program Index, again.

This index— published as part of the 2022 edition of the annual Investment Migration Programs report — offers a systematic analysis and comprehensive benchmarking of the world’s most important residence and citizenship by investment programs, providing the gold standard in this field.

Didi Taihuttu, patriarch of the so-called “Bitcoin Family,” says the family is setting down roots in Portugal, Europe’s ultimate crypto tax haven.
The Interior + Programme, which grants support to workers who decide to move to Portugal’s interior, has been extended to also include foreign citizens who wish to settle in these territories.
by Carolina Maia 27th January 2022
Our Chamber Corporate member Antonio Rosa from Blacktower Financial Management Group in Portugal presents his insight of the major trends on the stock market
Aisha Preece, the founder and owner of OutandBeyond, explains why Portugal is so attractive to digital nomads.
The Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO initiative was launched to advance the role of tourism in safeguarding rural villages, along with their landscapes, natural and cultural diversity, and their local values and activities, including local gastronomy.

The 2021 list includes Portuguese villages of Castelo Rodrigo and Cumeada.
Low-cost carrier Ryanair is set to open a new operational base at Madeira Airport (FNC) in Portugal, involving a $200m investment, in the third quarter of 2022, with around ten new routes will be introduced, with 40 new weekly frequencies.
by Carolina Maia 11th November 2021
EU tax harmonisation – why are the 27 Member States still uncompliant after 10 years?
by Carolina Maia 26th October 2021
‘A man’s culture is essentially the sum of his memories,’ wrote José Manuel Melim Mendes in his bilingual book Memories of Porto Santo and Madeira. If so, the collective mental culture of Madeira island is surely one of kaleidoscopic richness: aquamarine waves, violet hydrangea, emerald forests and purple cumulonimbus.
The readers of Condé Nast Traveller have voted Portugal the Best Country in the World in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
Moving abroad is exciting and fun, but it isn’t always sunshine and rainbows.
Pre-movers and people who have recently moved, listen up! In this article, you’ll receive insights and tips for a smooth start and joyful life in Portugal.
There are many reasons people make the move to a foreign country. Whether they choose to stay full-time or part-time, they are motivated to pack things up and make a new start. Having worked with internationals living abroad for over two decades, I’ve seen people make the move because they want to have a new experience, break with the old or – not so common but still valid – they feel a pull.
by Carolina Maia 17th September 2021
Figs on the Funcho runs as a B&B establishment with winding pathways for easy waterside access for kayakers, paddle boarders, wild water swimmers and fishing enthusiasts. A range of painting, walking holiday and cookery packages are on offer. Its idyllic riverside setting overlooking the Barragem do Funcho makes it ideal for large events including weddings and birthday celebrations and with high speed fibre optic, it is perfect for business events or digital nomads who are nature enthusiasts and seek the 'home-from-home’ modern comfort accommodation option.
Our Chamber Corporate member Antonio Rosa from Blacktower Financial Management Group in Portugal answers some typical questions from those thinking of moving their financial and day to day lives to Portugal.
Portugal’s recently released census data shows  that the country has lost 214,286 citizens since 2011.This may not sound like a great deal, but for a country that has been steadily shrinking for years it is a “disaster”, warns TV pundit and former leader of the PSD party Luís Marques Mendes. Unless something changes radically, Portugal is on course for a situation in just a few decades time where the Social Security system will simply break down.
This is the third in a series looking at the rules and tax implications of retiring abroad post-Brexit, including to Spain, France, Portugal, Canada and Australia.
by Namrata Majithia 14th July 2021
Does an obsession with a region and frequent visits constitute us as insiders? I'm not sure! It quickly feels this way, given our adventures and exploration of the country.
In recent years, the Alentejo has captured the world’s attention—an agricultural region that people like to compare to Tuscany, with dusty wide-open landscapes under epic skies that some have likened to African savannas. It’s also rich in history, and home to some of Portugal’s best wines and gastronomy.
by Namrata Majithia 1st July 2021
If you’re in a same-sex relationship and are looking for somewhere new to relocate to, Portugal could be the place for you.
With reduced taxation, excellent  infrastructures, competitive operational costs, safety and quality of life, Madeira is positioned to provide investors with a unique package of benefits, offering a wide range of solutions to enhance the efficiency and performance of various forms of investment.
On the Atlantic coast, Gordon dives into the rich heritage of Portuguese cuisine, influenced by trade routes and its own ingredients’ simple flavors.
Expatriates often prefer to keep UK investments like Premium Bonds, ISAs, savings accounts, bonds and shares, but do they make financial sense once you are a resident in Portugal
Among the cork trees and rolling hills of this vast rural region, you’ll find some of Portugal’s choicest produce, from rich reds and black pork to sumptuous olive oil. Here, we bring you five unique producers to visit when travelling in Alentejo.
Want to buy in the Lisbon region? Check these 1 minute real estate top tips!
by Namrata Majithia 31st March 2021
How to expand your business into Lisbon. Hear from a few experts on the benefits, plus unmissable hotspots!
by Namrata Majithia 22nd March 2021
Each year, hundreds of Brits flock to Portugal, particularly to the Algarve, in search a sunnier life. Many buy properties outright. Others use mortgages to finance their real estate. In this article, we’ll go into the minutiae of the Portuguese lending market and the best way to go about getting a mortgage in Portugal.
by Namrata Majithia 18th March 2021
The impact of Brexit on British homeowners in Portugal who have chosen not to adopt resident status – implications for them and Portugal’s economy.
by Namrata Majithia 11th March 2021
Living in the Algarve for 20 years while having more than 25 years worth of experience in advising expats has helped Gavin Scott to become one of the most well known and respected financial consultants in the Algarve and Portugal.
by Namrata Majithia 10th March 2021
Sometimes, a holiday is just a holiday, but sometimes it’s the start of something else entirely…
by Namrata Majithia 5th March 2021
A New Look for 2021
People thinking about Vilamoura might first and, in all likelihood, only think about the marina and the hotels, bars and restaurants surrounding it. But there is much more...
Contrary to all the post-Brexit ‘scaremongering’ – including high profile stories of Brits being ‘blocked’ from travelling back to homes in southern Europe – Portugal remains wide-open to citizens of its ‘oldest ally’: still offering residencies to those seeking to live outside UK – even when they want to bring their extended family with them.
by Namrata Majithia 5th January 2021
f you’re already living in Portugal, or thinking of moving there permanently, you need to review your estate planning to ensure your legacy will pass to your chosen heirs without an unnecessary tax bill.
Here our Chamber members Blevins Franks ( explain more
by Namrata Majithia 31st December 2020
How Michelle from The Nomad Escape is swapping the 9-5 to build a retreat for remote workers in Portugal
‘Work is W​h​e​r​e the Home is’ , and its editor Hayley, are on a mission to inspire remote workers who are curious about relocating. From Ibiza to Lisbon and Marseille to Tbilisi, every other week Hayley delivers interviews with tastemakers, adventurers and the wild-at-hearts who have chosen to live (and work) in some of the most interesting and colourful places in the world.
by Namrata Majithia 1st December 2020
Fancy social distancing in the sun?
Zoe Dare Hall from The Times reports on where to buy property on the Portuguese islands of the Azores
Guardian food writer Kevin Gould so loved the country’s famed shellfish he recently set up his own restaurant in Olhao, the clam capital of the Algarve
by Namrata Majithia 15th November 2020
This is welcome news for wine enthusiasts forced to spend more time at home over the next few weeks and, excitingly, Portuguese wines are the star attraction in Series 3. 
The United Kingdom is no longer a Member of the European Union as from January 31st 2020.

With the entry in force of the Withdrawal Agreement on 01 February 2020, the EU legislation in matter of the free movement of EU citizens is still applicable during a transitional period (until December 31st 2020).
by Namrata Majithia 16th October 2020
Learn more about the perks of remote working in Portugal - from two professionals who’ve already made the move
More than half of Brits would ‘work from anywhere’ in the world as remote working soars due to pandemic.

The Sun newspaper reports on the latest survey of 2,000 adults who are working from home - or from a temporary new home, like Portugal.
Kate Shifman was working as a Director at a large media agency in Manhattan before she relocated to Ericeira, an old fishing town 48 kilometres north of Lisbon...
by Namrata Majithia 14th September 2020
For those of thinking of moving to Portugal, here’s something different to consider.
The Algarve Daily News recently reported on the uplifting story of Portuguese woman Carla Fowler (nee Magalhães Oliveira), who, together with her British husband Simon and their cat Dobby, has just made landfall in Vilamoura, - the very port they departed from 2.5 years ago - after sailing 22,000 nautical miles and visiting 45 countries around the world.
Chamber member José Cabral is a property finder specialising in the Lisbon area. He is also a property writer and commentator ( with a monthly column in Dinheiro Vivo, Portugal’s well-known weekly economic newspaper and website.
Here he explains how Covid-19 might affect national house prices.
Chamber members Elegant Group, who own the Martinhal brand of luxury family hotels and villas, are hoping to reopen their hotels in July.
Eventually, COVID 19 will be contained, and global markets and economies will recover. But the experience of having lived through this challenging period will leave us with a reinforced and maybe a reinvented understanding of what matters most in life.
by Namrata Majithia 23rd March 2020
Get to know the new rules for investors and immigrants imposed by COVID-19 with this Q&A organized by the immigration department of Chamber Corporate Members Caiado Guerreiro.
by Namrata Majithia 20th February 2020
On January 29, 2020, the European Parliament approved the agreement on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM). On January 31, 2020, the agreement entered into force and the United Kingdom left the European Union. However, a transition period was established, lasting until December 31, 2020. In this document, we analyze some of the most relevant aspects of the agreement relating to residence and social security, trade, financial services, intellectual property, jurisdiction, applicable law, insolvency, and taxation.
by Namrata Majithia 4th February 2020
We asked one of our Chamber members, lawyer Cristina Silva Dias from Silva Dias Legal in Lisbon, to answer a  few of the most common questions the Chamber has been receiving since Brexit became a reality on 31st January 2020.
Lisbon is a market in transition. Gone are the days where you can double your investment within two years, regardless of location. But does that mean it’s impossible to find value? No. Buyers just have to be clearer on their objectives from the outset and developers are recognising this shift.
by Namrata Majithia 30th January 2019
Official information that British people moving to and living in Portugal need to know, including EU Exit guidance, residency, healthcare and driving.