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Forum: Portugal
Feb 11th 2020, 8:18 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
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Forum: Portugal
Feb 11th 2020, 6:34 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving UK plated car in Portugal

My opinion isn't at all misinformed but rater is based on the experience of helping new immigrants get started in their new life here including importing & matriculating a great many (in 3 figures)...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 11th 2020, 3:59 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving UK plated car in Portugal

The translation of your quote is last para below but doesn't relly refer to the case in point & doesn't even have mention of a time period but the entire legislation is considerably longer than just...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 11th 2020, 2:11 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving UK plated car in Portugal

Because that's how most of the legislation refer to the concession.

But I think you'll find it is 5+ years & the same time limit also applies to the Regresso Program.
Forum: Portugal
Feb 11th 2020, 1:28 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving UK plated car in Portugal

I don't mean new imigrant as in (only) never lived in PT before but rather what the Govt considers new immigrant & that does indeed include returning former emigres who have not lived in PT for 5 +...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 11th 2020, 12:58 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving UK plated car in Portugal

They can but they have to pay the matriculation fee whilst a new immigrant gets a tax waiver on one vehicle per adult new immigrant if the new immigrant & vehicle fit the criteria for the concession....
Forum: Portugal
Feb 11th 2020, 9:55 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving UK plated car in Portugal

The concession is a new immigrant concession & one is only a new immigrant when the Residencia is granted & until it is granted the applicant is a tourist & therefore not eligible for the new...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 10th 2020, 7:23 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving UK plated car in Portugal

You're right....... It's my typo.

I should have said a PT car can ONLY tow a PT registered trailer or caravan.
Forum: Portugal
Feb 10th 2020, 3:02 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving UK plated car in Portugal

I might not have made that clear.... Sorry.

A EUMS passport holder will drive the car in & can register residency as a right so can pretty well plan when to do that (pretty much) down to the hour...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 10th 2020, 1:37 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving UK plated car in Portugal

Hence my comment about EU & non EUMS passports.

I bought mine in from South Africa & got residency as early as possible so I could create as large a time window as possible so had to time...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 10th 2020, 11:24 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving UK plated car in Portugal

You have to do the import & process correctly & there are some grey areas made worse by a difference between defiitions between Customs & IMT & both consider the start of the beginning of process...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 10th 2020, 7:28 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving UK plated car in Portugal

A portuguese resident cannot legally drive a foreign registered vehicle in Portugal unless they own it AND it has begun the matriculation process & there are no exceptions to that whatsoever.

I've...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 9th 2020, 2:35 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 3,628
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Proving UK *Residency* when Registering for Residency in Portugal?

Rosemary:

Thank you for looking after us so well.

For future reference the relevant law I was referring to states:Article 348a



1. Any person who falsely declares or attests to public...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 9th 2020, 2:30 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 3,628
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Proving UK *Residency* when Registering for Residency in Portugal?

More precisely you may be able to get a NIB number (as opposed to a NIF number) from outside Portugal & the B stands for 'Banco' & allows you to open a bank account etc but in truth, you don't really...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 8th 2020, 2:48 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving licence exchange post Brexit

They are 2 different processes & no mention of revalidation on the licence & GNR recently warned people of that on their FB page.

If you exchanged your driving licence for a Portuguese one in...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 8th 2020, 9:35 am
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving licence exchange post Brexit

At least some LdCs can now do at least revalidations & I think age renewals but as far as I know not (yet) exchanges.

Don't forget that revalidations & renewals are 2 separate processes & there is...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 8th 2020, 9:32 am
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving licence exchange post Brexit

It is universal as far as I know & certainly a requirement for US, Oz & South African licences...............There are however some countries that licences are not exchangeable at all. Swaziland...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 8th 2020, 9:14 am
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving licence exchange post Brexit

I think you'll find you're both referring to the same document (so all 3 of us are correct) which comes from DVLA & which I also mentioned & said I think it's called something like a D727 or 737.
...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 8th 2020, 8:03 am
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving licence exchange post Brexit

That's the letter from DVLA that I mentioned & it seems some IMT offices require that whilst others don't & when I did my exchange at IMT Coimbra they did require it.

It's a simple document that...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 8th 2020, 7:10 am
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Driving licence exchange post Brexit

You have the right to register or exchange & current UK Embassy advice is to exchange asap & best to have all your documents such as passport, Residencia & NIF etc plus your old licence (which you...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 7th 2020, 7:59 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Heads up on a phishing attempt

More accurately FB groups have a section where members can post vids & other members are more or less forced to endure them & they're a ROYAL PITA......... & any good group admin will immediately...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 7th 2020, 6:25 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By mfesharne

Heads up on a phishing attempt

AWOOGA AWOOGA AWOOGA

Heads up guys;

Some clown is posting watch parties on groups that is claiming to be from the UK Government and telling UK passport holders resident in the UK that they need...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 7th 2020, 4:35 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Corruption in Portugal

Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
Forum: Portugal
Feb 7th 2020, 7:58 am
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Corruption in Portugal

Corruption occurs everywhere including the UK but I've never encountered any all here........ But will say that there are several Portugal news sources/media that are a cross between fake news &...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 6th 2020, 7:08 am
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By mfesharne

Re: Atestado De Residência

Always better to have a document & not need it that to need it & not have it. ;)
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