Moving to Portugal
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Moving to Portugal

Expat guide: Moving to Portugal


If you are planning to move to Portugal you'll need to set up a few things before you arrive, and upon your arrival. This expat guide helps you discover how to move to Portugal successfully.

Portuguese driving licence

How to get a Portuguese driving licence as a foreigner


Find out if you need a Portuguese driving licence as a foreigner, whether by taking a driver licence test in Portuguese, arranging a Portuguese driving licence exchange or using an international driving permit in Portugal.

Internet in Portugal

Setting up internet in Portugal


Getting connected to internet in Portugal is often a priority after you move to Portugal. Read how to get internet access in Portugal.

Moving Abroad

Moving abroad with family: making a smooth transition

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Many expats move abroad alone but others come with spouses and children in tow, making the transition to a new country a little more complicated.

Electricity in Portugal

Utilities in Portugal: Connecting your water, gas and electricity in Portug...


A guide to connecting to electricity, water, gas and rubbish collection in Portugal, plus information on drinking tap water in Portugal and Portuguese electrical outlets and voltage.

Portugal mobile operators: Getting a Portuguese mobile number and SIM card


Your guide to choosing a Portuguese mobile phone provider, including information on Portuguese mobile codes, prepaid SIM cards, country and area codes, WiFi and more.

Removals to Portugal: Options for relocating to Portugal

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What's the best way to relocate your belongings, furniture and car? This expat guide on removals to Portugal explains the pros and cons of each option for relocating to Portugal.

Television in Portugal

Setting up television in Portugal


Get signed up to Portugal TV with this guide to television in Portugal, including a list of Portuguese television channels and a guide on how to get English TV in Portugal.

Portugal country code

Call Portugal: How to connect a telephone and dial Portugal's country code


A guide on how to call Portugal, Portugal's country code and how to connect to telephone and mobile providers in Portugal.

The common challenges of expat repatriation

The common challenges of expat repatriation


Thinking about going home? We have put together a handy list of three challenges every expat encounters when repatriating abroad and how to overcome them.

Guide to relocating overseas

Guide to relocating overseas: Important things to consider

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Moving your life overseas is no easy task but considering several factors before relocating — like finances, property and healthcare among others — certainly takes off the pressure from your impending move.

Tip for settling in a new country for expats

Top tips for settling into your new country as an expat


Despite an initial settling-in process, expats say they are loving life in their adopted countries and are there to stay, reveals new research from AXA PPP International.

Moving finances abroad

A checklist for moving your finances abroad


Before moving abroad, make sure your finances, pension plan, housing payments, tax arrangements and investments are carefully organised for the big move, too.

culture shock

Culture shock and how to deal with it


Culture shock is a common experience for many who move abroad, even between European countries. How can you deal with the shock of integrating into a new culture?

Reverse culture shock

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope


Moving home isn't always easy – many who repatriate feel different and utterly out of touch. This article explains what happens when culture shock is reversed, what to expect, and how to cope with its effects.

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