Hello, I am a British citizen looking to buy land and live in Portugal.
I was there in August and managed to obtain a Numero de Indentificacao Fiscal (NIF)
I was under the impression that as long as i have an NIF before the 31st December, then the process for obtaining residency (Certificado de Registo) would be the same as before Brexit.
But from what im seeing on the UK Gov website, it seems to be suggesting that i must have the Certificado de Registo BEFORE 31st December also.
I didnt plan to return to Portugal until Spring, but i could potentially come over late November/December to apply for residency if this is going to make life a lot easier for me.
Could anyone give any advice and say if it is indeed necessary for British nationals to apply for residency BEFORE 31st Dec, and if you don't have it before this deadline, how will the process be complicated?
From the UK Gov website i understand that to apply for Certificado de Registo you need a proof of address & proof of income or means to support yourself.
As i have not yet purchased a property, what kind of proof of address is acceptable?
I have friends living there who i will likely be staying with while i am searching for property to buy. Will i be able to put forward a friends address for this purpose? and if so, what kind of proof can i provide them with?
If not, can i give a hotel invoice? If not, what other options do i have?
As for providing proof of income or means to support myself, would a bank statement of a savings account with sufficient funds be acceptable for this? If so, what kind of amount is likely to be acceptable? Or will they want to see evidence of money coming into the account regularly and know that i will have a means of income while living in Portugal? (i ask because i will be looking to support myself from savings upon arrival and setting up a new business over there.)
Alot of questions i know, but any and all help will be greatly appreciated! Im sure a lot of others have similar questions to me right now. Thanks in advance. 🙂