Good Morning. I watched with interest the British Embassy You Tube link.
I have a simple question with a slightly complicated lead in so I will set the background.
My wife and I have owned and regularly used a house in Lagos for some 15 years. We have never stayed more than 90 days in any rolling 180 day period. We have never stayed more than 183 days in any 365 days. In 2020 we have spent around 120 days with a long stay of 89 days up to 26th November. We came very very close to applying for Residency towards the end of November but got cold feet as I am still working part time in the UK, have 2 paid up pensions, and 2 private pensions. My UK tax affairs are relatively straightforward having sold my business in 2019 [6th April].
We will after gaining residency take advantage and apply for the NHR Regime. We are back in the UK and it may be difficult to come back to Portugal in the next 2 weeks or so to complete residency at the Camara as our initial intent.
So here is the question.
Based on the above can we apply for residential status in the period 1st January 2021 up to late June 2021 using the “qualifying information above” Or is our only option to use the 3rd Country scheme anytime after 1st January 2021.
Kind Regards Clive