I recently got my residency certificate in Madeira, and one thing that the lady at the Camara said still worries me.
When I said ‘I’m now a Portuguese resident’, she pointed at the certificate and said ‘no, Madeira, if you go to Portugal you have to start again’
Its my understanding that moving to the mainland in the future would be no different than moving municipalities, where you just have to change address with all departments.
I’m hoping that it’s a translation problem, as her English was basic, and my Portuguese non existent. I have asked the British embassy for clarification, but just got referred to the ‘how to apply ‘ documents.
Has anyone here moved from Madeira to Mainland Portugal, or have any knowledge about this please.