When I first moved to Portugal in 2012, I entered on my EU passport (i have dual Australian and EU nationality), and applied for a registration certificate to stay (valid for 5 years). A couple of months after it expired, I moved back to Australia for nearly 2 years but then returned to Portugal and again entered on my EU passport.
When looking at the SEF website, I can only apply for permanent residency after 5 years of "continued" habitation here. So do I need to apply for a new registration certificate and wait another 5 years?
I am married to a Portuguese guy so perhaps the marriage route may be quicker, but even then I have to have lived here for 3 years.
Anyone got experience in this area and can point me in the right direction?