Hello dear expats!
Me (Czech Republic) and my friend (Germany) have moved to Lisbon approx. two weeks ago. We both quitted our main residencies in our countries, therefore I assume we have to establish our main residency in Portugal now. Can you please tell us what paperwork we need to have done in order to have our main residency status in Portugal? This is our main question we want to sort out. So far we have done following paperwork:
--> During our application for CRUE nobody asked us if we want to register our address as main residency or secondary residency. This is confusing, because for example when I was living in Austria they required to specify if the residency is main, or secondary.
--> We have obtained it with through direct visit of tax office, we have there the same address as we register for CRUE
--> We also went to their online portal and applied for password in order to be able to login
--> We want to start working for at Uber eats. For that we were asked for a document "Declaração de início de atividade Profissionais (CAE 53200)." I assume this we can do only through the online system of the tax authority (after we receive our password to log in)?
--> We have sent email to health authorities and applied for our SNS numbers through email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I have received automatic answer from them saying that it might be done in days, but it might take couple of weeks as well. That sucks, we would like to start working for uber eats asap (btw my friend wrote to exactly the same address and did not receive this automatic answer)
--> Is this SNS for both health insurance and social security?
We would like to open Portuguese banking account. Can you recommend some good, cheap and expat friendly bank?
Thank you in advance for your answer!
TLDR: How to obtain main residency status in Portugal as European citizens?