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Is my family included in the application?

Generally the spouse, all children under the age of 18 and any other legal dependents are included in the application. Under some circumstances other family member may be included.

Are there any age restrictions for the principal applicant?

Primary applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Can I work in Portugal?

As a resident you are free to work or conduct business in Portugal.

Can I set up a business?

Portugal welcomes new business ventures, PTP can advise on the best corporate structure. Additionally, if you have a business trading across borders, a tax efficient international company can be enormously beneficial.

How long do the various processes take?

The residency process will be completed within a few months. Citizenship can be applied for after 5 years. PTP and associates employ all their joint experience to reduce the time scale as much as possible.

What is the inheritance tax situation in Portugal?

There is no tax payable on inheritance to direct in line members of the family, parents, offspring and grandchildren.

What are the benefits of residency?

Residency, allows free movement of non E.U. citizens within mainland Europe. Additional benefits and freedoms available include bank accounts purchase of motor vehicles and other goods with finance in fact everything that one would expect from one’s home country.

Can I travel freely during the application process and maintain my interests in my home country?

You are free to continue your current economic and lifestyle activities outside of Portugal. Once you have residency, you are free to move within all Schengen agreement countries, which is most of mainland Europe. When it comes to financial matters, there is an obligation to establish certain residency qualifications and in some cases, your home country may require you to comply with conditions to transfer your tax domicile. We can assist in making arrangements such as creating discretionary “Trusts” or Foundations into which assets can be placed and income channelled. This can satisfy conditions in a home country whilst being very tax efficient.

What about finance for purchase of a property?

PTP’s relationship with leading European and Portuguese banks means that mortgages of 50 – 60% LTV can be obtained subject to our client meeting the lender’s financing criteria.