So I’ve thinking about moving to Portugal for some time now, having been there before and liking the culture. I’m from Britain originally but left years ago, and I’m very aware time is ticking with Brexit. Thing is, I don’t know anyone in Portugal and I read in order to stay I will need a residence permit or visa. I’m coming to Portugal in August (no chance to come earlier) to try and figure out what to do but I am very worried about where to start and if I can even achieve my goals.
I know you can only stay in Portugal on a 90-day tourist visa - so if I’m wanting to stay longer, how can I? I read somewhere if you wanted to stay longer you had to apply for something (temporary visa?) in the first 30 days. But I also read that come Dec. 31. 2020, only those with residence permits can stay, which only creates even more worry.
I just wanted to know if anyone here had any information on what to do for someone in my position, what he could look for and do to better his situation. Any advice, would be really great.
I’m self employed, by the way, so I couldn’t even move by way of a company.
Thank you for your help.