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Howdy from Texas
Hi and thank you for the website. I just joined over the weekend and am looking forward to learning and sharing. My wife and I are planning to move to Portugal. We've wanted to do this for a long time and finally decided to make it happen. I have a call scheduled with Ei! tomorrow morning.
We're currently retired in rural Texas and would like to live in a small quiet town in Portugal. Our plan to is to rent in Lisbon for a few months and explore different areas before we settle down. The Coimbra area seems to make the most sense.
Hello Randy and welcome. I've spent some time in Texas (mostly Houston and Dallas) and always impressed with the openness and friendliness of the people.
Coimbra and the surrounding area is a great choice and very sensible to rent somewhere first and explore. We have lots of members (including myself) in this area so we should be able to help with your questions.
Meanwhile, good luck and best wishes
You will love Portugal.
Coimbra is great to live and to enjoy the country. You can travel north and south easily :), you will find more affordable houses there than in bigger cities, and you have good infrastructure (hospitals, museums, roads, public services), nice people and beautiful landscapes around.
All the best!
Thank you for the kind replies. I'm enjoying this site very much and hope to spend more time participating. We've been very busy. There's so much to do before expat-ing! Is that even a word? 🤨
@maxgravy perhaps we should invent the word if it doesn't exist alreay... "expating"... love it 🙂
you are expating
they are expating
🤣 🤣 🤣
WE are expating! 👍
And what are your expatations???
This is all starting to feel very real. Today we got our NIF numbers from Eimigrante. We're using them for full service. So far they have been very helpful and friendly.
Also, my wife joined this site yesterday, user name: Splunky. She has not received a confirmation and isn't able to log in.
@maxgravy just had a quick look and can't find any user for that name. Perhaps something went wrong. Can you ask her to try again?
She just submitted it again. I think she left a field blank the first time. She will be upgrading to Premium as well. 😀
@maxgravy great. can see her registration come through. When she upgrades (which we so appreciate ❤️ ), ensure she is logged in so she can use the same username etc.
Thank you @astridff. She's signed up now as a premium member. We want to support this site. 👍
@astridff I'd like to post updates on our progress obtaining the D7. Should I post here, or start a new thread in a different location? Thanks!
@maxgravy I would suggest you start a new thread and ensure you name your title accordingly. Perhaps put it under Non EU Folk.
Great idea by the way.