Expats Portugal Forums
Find answers, ask questions, and connect with our community around the world.
New Members – Start Here
New to ExpatsPortugal? Introduce yourself here. And don’t forget to complete your profile.
General Discussion Forums
Forum Etiquette & Announcements
Any questions or suggestions for the Administrator of this site? Post them here…
General Chit Chat & Conversations
Got a question not specifically related to other forum topics? Kickstart a conversation or general chit chat? Post away here!
General posts about Portugal
Non EU Folk
Coming to Portugal from outside the EU? Post your questions here
Social Saturday Online Event
This regular event is about having some fun and making connections with like-minded people, all with one thing in common: PORTUGAL
Location Based Discussions
Connect with others who live near by or plan on moving to the area.
Coimbra and surrounds
Planning to or living around the Coimbra area? This is the place for you to meet new and connect with others close by and share information.
Lisbon and surrounds
Moving to, visiting or living in the Lisbon area, here you can connect with likeminded people and create your own community
Madeira and surrounds
Moving to, visiting or living in the Madeira area, here you can connect with likeminded people and create your own community
Porto and surrounds
Moving to or living in the Porto area, here you can connect with likeminded people and create your own community
Silver Coast and Surrounds
Planning to or living around the Silver Coast? This is the place for you to meet new and connect with others close by and share information.
Western Algarve and surrounds
Moving to or living in the western area of the Algarve, here you can connect with likeminded people and create your own community
Moving to Portugal
Where to Live in Portugal
Ask for advice on your ideal location…
Moving to Portugal
Thinking of moving to Portugal? Ask for advice and tips here.
Cooking, Food, Wine & Eating Out
Do you have a recipe to share, found a great wine? Discovered a great restaurant? Tell everyone here!
Post Name, location, dates and details of any upcoming festivals, gigs, etc.
Gardening & Smallholding
A place to share ideas and knowledge about gardening a smallholding in Portugal.
Something going on near you? Festival? Market? Share it here.
Pets, Animals and Wildlife
Have any questions or advice about bringing your furry friends to Portugal? Post in this section!
Sporting & Leisure Activities
Looking for a sporting team? Social groups around activities, this is the thread for you.
Buy, Swap, Sell & Wanted Classifieds
Back by popular demand, our Classifieds section has returned for you to list unwanted or wanted items for sale.
Healthcare, transport, pets, family and more. Find information on your topic here.
Banking, Taxes & Finances
Banking, Taxes & Finances
Cars, Transport & Getting Around
Cars, Public Transport, Motoring, Flights, etc.
Healthcare in Portugal
Raise questions and discuss aspects of healthcare in Portugal
Investment & Trading for expats
Investment & Trading for expats
Learning the Language
Practice your language skills here. Join language meetups.
Any questions and tips for Mums, Dads and Children in Portugal, such as schools, playgroups, medical etc.
Red Tape / Business
Dealing with bureaucracy and running a business
Visas, Residency & Citizenship
The place to post questions about visas, residency and citizenship processes.
Building & Renovating
Restoring an old ruin? Looking to update your house? Looking for tradespeople and suppliers? Ask away here
Property & Real Estate
Ask anything about buying or renting a property in Portugal. If you want to advertise a place for sale or rent, this should go into the Buy, Swap, Sell & Wanted section of this site.
Read our reviews
A Gratitude-filled Ode to Gerry and the Expats Portugal Team
Big thanks to Gerry and the amazing Expat Portugal team!
They turned our residency concerns into a piece of cake.
Picture this: a chat with Gerry, and suddenly, bam! The right contacts, easy solutions, and zero stress. It’s like having your own personal navigation system for the expat life.
Thanks for making our Portugal adventure a breeze!
Consultation with Jacqui Acevedo
My wife and I had a delightful and most helpful conversation with Jacqui Acevedo. Jacqui addressed our concerns, answered our questions, and made quick referrals to people who could provide more in depth information about specific topics. Jacqui was informative, personable, and a pleasure to speak with.
Expats Portugal Rocks!
We are here to sing the praises of Expats Portugal, as we couldn’t have completed the arduous process of moving from the US to Portugal without this sterling group! Gerry, Carl, and the team, along with their business associates—Ei!, Winsurance, and GIR—have been absolutely wonderful in helping us navigate the pitfalls of an international relocation. And we would be remiss if we didn’t shout out the very kind expats who are on the Forum, always willing to help with our questions. As well, we would also like to thank the Premium Plus group members and especially Susan and Leif for their great kindnesses.
Our relocation process has taken roughly a year and a half, and we are soon to embark on our final flight across the Atlantic to our new home! We had many surprises and challenges along the way, but we felt in very good hands with Expats Portugal and Ei!. Always.
Gerry has been incredibly supportive and continually hands on, and Ei! has been extremely helpful—especially regarding our D7 and SEF processes, and finally, getting our NHR approval. A special thanks to Ei!’s Filipa, Constanca, Claudia, Beatriz, and Ana who assisted us.
Thank you, Gerry, for everything. We couldn’t have done this journey without your help…
ExPats Portugal is the best investment you can make in realizing your dream of living a new adventure in magnificent Portugal!
Lucia and Scott
Great People and a Great Resource.
We became ‘Community’ members at the end of last year, and found the site to be extremely friendly and helpful. Our move to Portugal is likely to happen in the first half of 2024, so we upgraded to the ‘Premium’ membership to give us full access to all of the benefits that Expats Portugal has to offer.
Shortly after joining, we received a lovely welcome email from Gerry and the Dream Team, who explained the benefits of Premium membership and an invite to a ‘face to face’ meeting with one of the team.
Soon after we met Gerry, who is a great guy and so enthusiastic in the way he introduced himself, the dream Team and the wider the Expats community. He immediately made us feel at home and was easily able to address our immediate concerns. Our time together was all too brief, however by the time we finished, we felt like we were old friends.
Shortly after our meeting we received an email from Gerry summarising everything, along with a commitment from him to introduce us to the people that could assist us with our move. Those introduction emails were sent thereafter.
If you are serious about a move to Portugal, I would highly recommend becoming a Premium member of this great community.
Finally, a big thank you from us to Gerry and the Dream Team for such a warm welcome.
Nick & jenny
Couldn't have done it without you
Gerry and Astrid and Carl and the entire team at Expats Portugal made our dream come true.
We had all the resources we needed to get the job done thanks to ExP. We had countless friends before we even set foot in the country because of this wonderful service and these wonderful human beings.
I know these people. I’ve met these people. I count these people as dear friends.
It’s not just a business, it’s a family of people sharing their love for the country we’ve adopted as our own.
If you want to make the move to Portugal, you need to be in this community. These are amazing people. Seriously.
Konni and I volunteer to give back to ExP because these are incredible people and good people and we couldn’t have done it without them. Everything you need is here.
What are you waiting for? Join now. The best community on the internet. Bar none.
Have you ever fantasized about living in a place where the sun kisses your skin almost every day, and history whispers tales from every corner?