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by MrBife
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Non Habutual Residency (NHR)
Topic: March 2020 Budget Announcement - Changes
Replies: 0
Views: 149

March 2020 Budget Announcement - Changes

Some newly published information (March 2020). If you become a tax resident of Portugal during 2020, you have until 31 March 2021 to register for NHR, and to avoid the 10% tax on your pension income. There are no changes for those who held NHR status before the law went into effect on 31st March. Th...
by MrBife
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Medical Insurance and Entrance Visas
Topic: Health Care in Portugal
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Health Care in Portugal

This is quite a complex subject but for info on the history of it and something of an explanation on who does what by far the best detailed info is here ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_Portugal That detail gives a good background but doesn't really mention the private hospitals. I ho...
by MrBife
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Long Term Rental
Topic: How to find a long term rental
Replies: 4
Views: 64902

Re: How to find a long term rental

Big and new (at least to me) website at www,portugalpropertyrentals.com has a list of Winter let and Long Term Rental properties - Great to see these companies extending the season and getting more folks here outside of July/August.
by MrBife
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Americans Canadians & Other Non Eu Friends
Topic: Canadian Flights and a place to stay
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Canadian Flights and a place to stay

Air Transat Announced recently that they are offering a Toronto to Faro flight for folks wishing to spend the Winter in Portugal or just the Algarve https://www.airtransat.com/en-CA/portugal/algarve/faro/flights?search=flight&flightType=RT&gateway=-AIRPORT_FAO&pax=1-0-0-0 A useful resource for findi...
by MrBife
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Technology (Phones, Appliances, TV, Gadgets, Internet)
Topic: NOWO Voice and Data Sim Card
Replies: 0
Views: 223

NOWO Voice and Data Sim Card

The new offering from Nowo looks quite useful for owners and visitors. Beware the cost of calling their support line but otherwise not a bad deal
https://www.nowo.pt
by MrBife
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Technology (Phones, Appliances, TV, Gadgets, Internet)
Topic: Solar Power Garden Lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Solar Power Garden Lighting

Like most I expect, I have bought and tried the low cost solar lights with a spike that goes in the ground and a simple lamp and solar cell for charging. They are low cost but they don't survive long and don't give out much light. Is there such a thing as a 12v solar system with one or two larger so...
by MrBife
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Medical and Health
Topic: Medicines for Visitors + Pharmacy Info
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Medicines for Visitors + Pharmacy Info

Portugal has an excellent pharmacy service, (Farmacia in Portuguese and each has an illuminated sign in the form of a green cross outside) many/most pharmacists speak English and it would be very unusual to find a pharmacy with only one English speaker. A surprising number of products are available ...
by MrBife
Sat May 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Buying Property
Topic: Property Designations
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Property Designations

Portugal has some property labels that are not widely used elsewhere - here is a list of the main ones and an explanation of the logic T0 - Studio Apartment with no designated bedroom T1 - One Bedroom apartment T2 - Two bedroom apartment T3 - Three bedroom apartment And so on T1 + 1 - One Bedroom Ap...
by MrBife
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Driving Licences
Topic: Drivers license exchange: Faro IMT timescales
Replies: 6
Views: 1834

Re: Drivers license exchange: Faro IMT timescales

Mine (renewed fairly recently) took three weeks and was posted to my home address, the same address as on the licence, by standard post.
by MrBife
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Tasting
Topic: Pegoes - from Aldi
Replies: 0
Views: 504

Pegoes - from Aldi

Anyone that has an Aldi near them may want to try out 'Marco de Pegoes Palmela DOC 2017'

Its a smooth red and a fantastic buy at €1.79 a bottle