My boyfriend and I are from the UK. We wish to buy a house in Portugal soon, hopefully by the end of the year, and settle in Portugal.
We have never lived in Portugal before, and therefore believe we may be eligible for the Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) tax regime. We are passive income earners with substantial savings.
From the NHR requirements it seems we must be resident in Portugal, or at least we must have a house into which we're presumed to intend to move.
1. Do we have to buy a house first and just 'chance it' that we might be turned down for NHR?
2. If we get on the NHR regime by March 2021, will we be eligible for state healthcare in Portugal?
(We're a little confused as to whether we'll be classed as 'EU residents', due to Br*xit.)