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Registering new car in Portugal

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Hi all,

I am currently applying for a PT visa through investment, but it looks like it may take up to 12 months to complete the process and obtain a residence permit.

At the same time I am planning on coming to PT in March for 2 months and given my long-term plans of settling in PT I am looking to buy a new car. My question is: would I be able to register it and obtain car insurance without a residence permit, or do I need to wait until I have the permit before buying the car? I will have a local permanent address.


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Yes, all you will need (other than the funds) is ID (passport), NIF number and an address in PT.

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@old-bloke Thats great. Thank you!


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