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11 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8PP
Tel +44 (0) 20 7235 5331
Fax +44 (0)20 7235 0739
3 Portland Place
London W1B 1HR
Brexit Line information:
Tel +44 (0) 2036368470
Tel +44 (0)20 7291 3770
Fax +44 (0)20 7291 3799
For Consular matters such as Visas, Portuguese Nationality queries, formal document witnessing and stamping.
General Enquiries (appointment necessary): 8.30am to 1pm
Open to public (appointment necessary): 8.30am to 1:00pm & 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Visa Section: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Visa Info Tel: +44 (0)9065 508 948
Visa by Appointment only Tel: +44 (0)9065 540 789
1 Portland Street
Manchester M1 3BE
Te: +(44) (0)161 236 09 90
Fax: +(44) (0)161 236 20 64
Monday to Friday: 08:30 – 13:00 | 2pm
Monday to Friday: 08:45 – 12:30 | 2:10am – 4pm
Prior booking required.
3rd Floor, 11 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8PP
The official government organisation dedicated to attracting foreign investment into Portugal and promoting tourism to Portugal.
Cultural association that promotes contemporary Portuguese culture and history.
This organization is UK’s leading forum for informed comment, contacts and debate on Latin American politics, economy and business. They celebrate and promte awareness of the languages, culture and history of Latin America, Spain and Portugal in the UK.
126 Wigmore Street
London W1U 3RZ
The purpose of the UK Branch in London is to bring about long-term improvements in wellbeing, particularly for the most vulnerable, by creating connections across boundaries (national borders, communities, disciplines and sectors) which deliver social, cultural and environmental value.
50 Hoxton Square
London N1 6PB
Tel +44 (0)20 7012 1400
Fax +44 (0)20 7739 1961
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3461 4444 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Fax: +44 (0) 20 3461 4771
BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations make excellence a habit – all over the world. Our business is enabling others to perform better.
389 Chiswick High Road
Tel: +44 345 080 9000
Fax: +44 20 8996 7001
VisitBritain (VB) is the national tourism agency, responsible for marketing Britain worldwide and developing Britain’s visitor economy. It works with UK Trade & Investment as well as airlines, travel operators, global brands and the official tourism bodies for London, England, Scotland and Wales.
CMI is the largest community of marketers that support, represent and develop marketers, teams, leaders and the marketing profession as a whole.
Free company information from Companies House including registered office address, filing history, accounts, annual return, officers, charges, business activity .
Ombudsman Services is a national private sector ombudsman scheme. They independently resolve complaints between consumers and companies that are signed up to our scheme. Their service is free for consumers.
Set up by Parliament to sort out complaints between financial businesses and their customers, the financial Ombudsman helps with most financial services – including banking, insurance, PPI, loans, mortgages, pensions and investments.
The CBI works to promote business interests by advising governments, networking with other businesses and creating intelligence through analysis of government policies and compilation of statistics, at a regional, national and international level.
To start a new company or expand your business in another EU country you need to know the rules that apply and the relevant national contact point to set up a company in that specific country.
Official government news for bilateral relations between UK and Portugal:
Helps exporters of UK goods and services to win business, and UK firms to invest overseas.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) job is to create great places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in their area.
Creates places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in their area.
Is responsible for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England.
UK government department responsible for safeguarding the natural environment, supporting the food and farming industry and sustaining the rural economy.
Supports ministers in leading the nation’s health and social care to help people live more independent, healthier lives for longer.
Supports the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country.
BEIS is a ministerial department, supported by 41 agencies and public bodies.
Other important links: https://www.gov.uk/business-and-industry
The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.
Design Council uses design as a strategic tool to tackle major societal challenges, drive economic growth and innovation, and improve the quality of the built environment.
EIU is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group and the world leader in global business intelligence.
Provides the forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis (monthly country reports, five-year country economic forecasts, country risk service reports and industry reports).
Find information on the main aspects of the European legislation, policies and activities. These Summaries are intended for a general, non-specialized audience and cover 32 topics corresponding to the activities of the European Union.
The Financial Conduct Authority is the conduct regulator for 58,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK and the prudential regulator for over 18,000 of those firms.
UK’s tax, payments and customs authority.
HM Treasury is the government’s economic and finance ministry, maintaining control over public spending, setting the direction of the UK’s economic policy and working to achieve strong and sustainable economic growth.
The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, fire, counter-terrorism and police.
The Institute of Directors is a business organisation for company directors, senior business leaders and entrepreneurs. It is the UK’s longest running organisation for professional leaders.
The IPO is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.
The MRC supports excellent science, and training to the scientists.
Gives you access to information about construction related companies and also the latest news within the construction agency.
The ONS is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels
SOLVIT helps people who encounter difficulties in another country when public authorities do not apply EU legislation correctly. It is a faster, informal alternative to filing a court case, submitting a formal complaint to the Commission or putting forward a petition.
TAF provides information on UK trade associations and the business sectors they represent.
Gathers information about the latest Trade Shows and Events in the UK.
Secures UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.
Provide regular statistical releases on overseas trade in goods, including allocation by region, whilst providing commentary and data for both EU and Non-EU trade, and trader characteristics.
Guide for EU businesses setting up in the UK.
London & Partners is the promotional company for London, United Kingdom.
Online newspaper of Portuguese communities.