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Forum: Portugal
May 29th 2019, 12:23 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,049
Posted By sambo76

Re: Viewing properties advice wanted

Hey riv, here's the answers, hope this provides more info for suggestions:

Hot: bring it on, dry heat compared to the jungle humidity here!
How long: 5/6 days
Type of house: villa with pool...
Forum: Portugal
May 29th 2019, 12:08 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By sambo76

Re: NHR & Brexit (sorry!)

Thanks riv, this was kind of the angle I was looking at too, but the more I look into it, the less likely it is to work for me. But yep, in normal circumstances I could do exactly as you say and then...
Forum: Portugal
May 28th 2019, 1:02 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By sambo76

Re: NHR & Brexit (sorry!)

Thanks Richard, that's my understanding too. It's unlikely I will be registering as a PT resident pre-October so I guess we need to see how the land lies once this mess is sorted; what PT offer UK...
Forum: Portugal
May 27th 2019, 2:49 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By sambo76

Re: NHR & Brexit (sorry!)

:focus: PT & Panama have a double tax agreement; it's not considered a haven lol!
Forum: Portugal
May 26th 2019, 11:14 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By sambo76

Re: NHR & Brexit (sorry!)

Panama oddly enough is not considered a tax haven by PT, more so Channel Islands, Isle of Man etc. Not that many expats living in Panama earn their money locally, it's a 'developing' country...
Forum: Portugal
May 26th 2019, 3:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By sambo76

Thumbs up NHR & Brexit (sorry!)

Apologies for bringing this up again, trying to work out how it may impact my relocation to PT (I'll keep it brief).

My wife & I are English, also holding Australian citizenship. We will be in...
Forum: Portugal
May 26th 2019, 1:24 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,049
Posted By sambo76

Re: Viewing properties advice wanted

Thanks EMR. Yes, I think we will be looking in the SE corner of the Algarve at least initially. Away from some of the busier summer spots further west, but within proximity to centres like Faro...
Forum: Portugal
May 26th 2019, 1:21 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,049
Posted By sambo76

Re: Viewing properties advice wanted

Thanks Liveaboard this is exactly the info I was looking for. Just understanding the approximate boundaries of those climatic changes really helps to exclude a number of places we are looking. As...
Forum: Portugal
May 25th 2019, 2:50 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,430
Posted By sambo76

Re: Insulation in new builds

Thanks all, some interesting information included above regarding both best practice for roof/wall/window insulation as well as solar hot water. The reason for my asking about any recent changes to...
Forum: Portugal
May 21st 2019, 3:51 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,430
Posted By sambo76

Insulation in new builds

Can anyone enlighten me to the current/previous regulations for insulation in new builds in Portugal, specifically the Algarve if there's any differentiation by region. I'd like to know what it is...
Forum: Portugal
May 21st 2019, 1:48 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,049
Posted By sambo76

Thumbs up Re: Viewing properties advice wanted

Hi Liveaboard, We are doing our first reccie to the Algarve in search of a permanent home this July. We've not visited the area before; are you able to provide a very brief overview of how climate...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 23rd 2019, 12:09 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By sambo76

Re: Algarve Room/Apartment required 5 days in July

Thanks Mike, <snip> have something booked now in Faro
Forum: Portugal
Apr 22nd 2019, 3:39 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By sambo76

Algarve Room/Apartment required 5 days in July

Hi, hoping to make time this July for a 5 night trip to the Algarve on a reccie trip. My wife & I need a budget hotel or apartment to base ourselves in. She wants a pool, I want parking lol. Not too...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 21st 2019, 7:07 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,292
Posted By sambo76

Re: Golden Visa

This is an excellent summary of foreign income & the NHR, thank you. I hope more people find this!
Forum: Portugal
Apr 21st 2019, 1:43 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 11,687
Posted By sambo76

Re: How do real estate agents work in Portugal?

If every person new to the PT property market is not saving this as their bible, they need their heads checking. Amazing info, very detailed and a call to remove any rose tinted glasses!
Forum: Portugal
Apr 20th 2019, 11:08 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By sambo76

Re: Overview of Expat areas

Thanks BillBullock . You could be right. We are inclined to discover more about the Eastern Algarve amongst other locations, but it's right up there at the top. It's so interesting to hear about your...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 19th 2019, 9:52 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By sambo76

Re: Overview of Expat areas

I hear ya! We moved to the US from Australia (work related though) having never been and spent 4 happy years there. We then tried to get to Mexico on air miles but found Panama was the only option at...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 19th 2019, 7:03 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By sambo76

Re: Overview of Expat areas

Thank you guys for your detailed posts, and most importantly why you like/prefer a certain area- this is most helpful and welcome. We'll most likely research for the year, take a trip or two over to...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 19th 2019, 2:41 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By sambo76

Re: Overview of Expat areas

Thanks for asking why we're wishing to leave here. Short answer we're not feeling a 'push' from here, more so a 'pull' to be closer to home and Europe. Panama is an amazing experience and has taught...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 19th 2019, 1:17 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By sambo76

Re: Overview of Expat areas

Thanks to everyone who has suggested areas to consider, and links to read and digest. Please keep the suggestions coming and I'll ask for feedback on areas I have found. Our next trip to Europe is...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 18th 2019, 4:16 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By sambo76

Overview of Expat areas

Hi all. We've been expats around the world for the last 20 years, currently residing in the Bocas del Toro islands in Panama- totally off-grid, no cars (or even roads) and a hard-earned, but...
Jul 10th 2013, 11:42 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,841
Posted By sambo76

Can I choose where to have my Citizenship ceremony

Hi

I was wondering if you have to have the ceremony at your local council or if you can choose to have it in the city - I live in Sydney and would love the ceremony at Town Hall

Thanks in...
Mar 13th 2013, 12:40 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By sambo76

Citizenship in married name whilst passport in maiden name

Hi
I wonder if someone could advise me on this

I am eligible to apply for my citizenship in June and my UK passport is still in my maiden name with the PR attached to it

I am going to the UK...
Aug 12th 2011, 11:56 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 6,050
Posted By sambo76

Re: Bridging Visa B - unlimited every year?

That's what we were told and the T&C of the bridging visa B advise - Multiple entries to and from Australia during the validity of your visa.
Seems a bit pointless to have a bridging visa valid for...
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