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Changing address - driving licence etc


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hello, 

looking for a ‘how to...?’ 

Recently changed address in Portugal and trying to change addresses on all things required. First driving licence. 

1. I have recently exchanged my licence... how do I update the address? I tried accessing the MIT website by entering NIF number. I was told I was already registered and asked to complete a security question and enter a password. But I don’t recall ever registering or completing any security questions etc and I tried to reset the password, but I am required to answer the security question that I don’t know? Any advice how I solve this? 

 

2. Hubby still waiting since early Dec for driving licence exchange process to begin... been told by accountant to inform MIT, but they don’t seem willing to respond to any requests and have never replied to any approach made on their contacts page. How do we inform them of a new address? 

 

Anyone on here experienced changing addresses in Portugal? Where did you go and what did you do? 

Thank you 

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Hi,

I asked at our local Loja de Cidadão about changing the address for my PT driving licence, and they said it was all now linked through the Finanças site, and that if you had changed your address with them, it would automatically filter through to IMT. I haven't verified this at all, so it may not be correct.

On a related note, I need to change my address for my Residency Permit - this is still the initial 5-year one done through the Câmara. I asked at the Câmara where we now live, and they said this was now all done through SEF - which is a pity, as getting anywhere with SEF is a nightmare. I haven't followed this one through yet, but probably ought to so that SEF will have the correct address to contact me about the appointment for the new residency card.

Steve

 

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@stevej Hello, thank you that seems to make sense with the challenges we have been faced with. To add to the information with regard to our residency certificate issued by the local Câmara at the back end of 2020.

Early in the new year, we engaged an accountant to sort out our tax registration.  We have been informed that the TAX office is refusing to recognise this certificate and will not change our address until we have the biometric data from SEF!

I am really confused. IMT accepted the residency document in order to exchange the driving licence...

I have not tried to contact SEF and inform them of the address change.

thank you for your help

 

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Update on address with SEF:  I sent an email to the brexit@sef.pt address, and they responded within a couple of hours. They said changes of personal details still need to be done at the Câmara - but... You can make changes to your address when you do the online request for the new permit. I checked back, and realise now that I was (uncharacteristically) prescient and gave them our new address when I did the request in December. I have also confirmed via their telephone line (Brexit SEF: +351 217 115 045) that this is sufficient.

They also indicated that if you need to you could cancel a current request for the new permit and put in a new request with change of address details. And finally, the person I spoke with confirmed that the contact from SEF to set up the appointment for the new permit will be via email, but he could not give any hint as to when that might start.

So - a big tick to the brexit.sef people - quick responses and helpful answers.

Steve

 

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@stevej I will try emailing SEF and see what happens. I am not keen on cancelling anything at the moment. We already feel stuck in a half way house as it is!  Thank you for explaining your experience, very helpful.

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