Hi All, I have a Dream - I am considering moving to Portugal and obviously that's why I'm on here! 😉 But the more I read, the more confused I am getting so could I start with some basic questions please? I am also concerned about how Brexit will affect the chances of moving. I did watch most of the webinar and saw that you need to have at least conversational Portuguese language in order to become resident....? But started getting confused about residential status as it mostly mentions Americans and South Africans...
Ideally I would like to sell my house and come over to Portugal in my camper van (with 2 dogs they currently have passports) and have a look at some areas, either for a small rustic type rural / semi rural property or a plot of land for a self build, though this could be a non starter if I am alone & the workforce are like lots of other Europeans! 😊 I have been to the Gois Valley nr Coimbra a few times horse riding and also to the Algarve, but would prefer to avoid somewhere touristy. I do have a partner but it's possible I would be moving alone and although I enjoy my own company I have considered the loneliness factor so considered being near an ex-pat community if it works like that in Portugal?
I am currently 53yrs old and doubt I would be able to work there as I am not fluent in Portuguese but I would be willing to if I found something suitable but I would have finances for at least a few years then I would get a small works pension and UK pension - I hope!
If I bought a property outright - what are the outgoing bills other than services like electric/water etc? I am thinking along the lines of Council Tax or similar as I would need to keep my costs low so I don't run out of money!
How difficult do you think it would be to get residency/ Visas after Brexit?
I estimate it would take me a couple of years to tie up all my lose ends here so I'd be around 55/56yrs old.
Do you knowledgeable people think this is do-able?
Many Thanks x