Activo Bank Portugal – Opening my Account

Activo Bank Portugal

Today I’m going to share with you my experience opening an account with Activo Bank Portugal. I honestly think it’s one of the best bank accounts you can get if you are relocating to Portugal. Here’s why I love ActivoBank…. Excellent Customer Service and English Speakers Activo Bank at Chiado in Lisbon have excellent customer … Read more

Reasons to Move to Portugal

Move to Portugal

I totally adore living in Portugal. My original plan was to go to Spain to start my new life there, but the taxes and bureaucracy seemed hard to navigate even with two years of Spanish studies under my belt. At the last minute before BREXIT I decided to take the leap and make the move … Read more

Getting my Utente Number in Portugal

Utente Centro de Saude

One of the important things to do when you move to Portugal is get your Utente number which is the number that entitles you to access the Portuguese NHS, or Servico Nacional de Saude, SNS. If you have residency, that is the main criteria for accessing this and getting a ‘Utente Number’ which is the … Read more

NIF Number Portugal

NIF Number Portugal

If you are planning on buying property in Portugal or moving to Portugal then you will now that you need and NIF number to do practically anything. Today is blog explores what an NIF number is, when you need it and how to get one.  What is an NIF number? An NIF number is the … Read more

Moving to Portugal Checklist

relocating to Portugal

If you are relocating to Portugal you will need to think about the paperwork as well as the packing! I decided to do it step by step – I went over from the UK to get my NIF number and residency. Then I came back to the UK for Christmas and to get all of … Read more