The world has come to a place where there is always a sense of urgency: an urgency to go to and from, to buy something, or to be the first to arrive. And we spend so much time running, that along the way we sometimes lose a sense of where and why. Sound familiar?
Rest assured, in Portugal the demands of modern life are also present, but between catching the bus and getting off work at the end of the day, there is never haste when it comes to things that truly matter. Here, there is always time for the simple things in life and a natural generosity that is present in the people, the landscape, the food, the sunshine, and in no other place in the world will people invest so much time in simply cultivating happiness.
Portugal is our happy place, and it can be yours as well…
Plan your move to Portugal
Moving to Portugal may seem like a big decision, but the Portuguese government has invested strongly to make it simple and very attractive for foreign residents to make the move. Namely through special tax incentives and residency programmmes, that are very beneficial for both retirees as well as young families. Plan ahead and find out what advantages Portugal has for your lifestyle and personal needs.
Obtain Portuguese Residency
Residing in Portugal is quite simple, especially if you already have EU residency which allows you to come and go whenever you want. For third-country nationals, the process to obtain Portuguese residency is pretty straight forward, and with the help of a solicitor or lawyer to help you navigate the legal steps your dream of moving to Portugal will be simple and hassle-free.
Benefit from Tax Incentives
Portugal is also one of the most sought-after countries in the world because of several incentives created specifically to attract foreign investment. The Non-Habitual Resident Status, the Golden Visa scheme (that grants residency rights through investment activities) as well as benefits for the rehabilitation of buildings in historical centres are some of the programmes available. There are also special tax benefits for investors wishing to buy new build properties for rental purposes.
Where to buy a home in Portugal
Despite being a relatively small country, Portugal offers a very diverse and rich landscape. From the lush green hills of the North, to the diversity of the Central region which varies greatly from the coast to the mountains of the interior, passing through the golden plains and the hot and dry weather of the Alentenjo, to the beaches and Mediterranean climate of the Algarve. The decision of where to buy depends on your personal taste, budget and lifestyle...