Switch to Portugal is not an easy decision and requires a lot of planning. Sometimes we do not know where to start, and anxiety, We forget many things that can make a difference over there in front.
People always ask me how is the process to move to Portugal. They need to do and step by step. So, I decided to create a series of posts with the checklist of moving to Portugal.
In this first post, I want to tell you what you need to organize before coming. The things you need to let organized in Brazil and will need in the first days in Lusitanian lands.
To travel to a European country, you must have your ID on a journey. The passport. He must have a minimum validity of 3 months, during the trip that is doing.
To make the passport is necessary to enter the federal police website and request payment guide. After filling in the data and make the payment, the site provides scheduling. You will set the best day to go to federal police take pictures and sign the passport.
The Brazilian passport is valid for 10 years and the cost is 257,25.
The delivery time is between 6 e 30 working days!
Since x Switch to Portugal
To switch to Portugal and to be able to live here, exist 7 rates seen. You need to research which one fits your profile and go to the Portuguese Consulate apply for a visa. Click on here, to access the Portuguese consulate site.
The 7 visa types are:
D1: Exercise subordinated professional activity;
D2: Exercise independent professional activity or for entrepreneurs;
D3: research activity or highly qualified;
D4: Study, student exchange, internship or volunteering;
D5: Mobility of students in higher education;
D6: For the purposes of family reunification;
D7: pensioners, religious or people with income
Soon I will make a post explaining in detail each of these visas.
Start searching the tickets for the possible date of change. Watch for promotions, use of miles and is cheaper to come into direct flight or flight range.
Usually provide the following sites to search, Apart from the sites of the airlines themselves:
An important recommendation: Do research on your browser anonymously. The sites recognize their IP and place caches and cookies to recognize you. What affects the prices shown.
For your documents are valid in Portugal, We need to make the Hague apostilamento.
The apostilamento is a seal or stamp issued by the competent authorities, placed in the document as a way to certify its authenticity so that is valid in another country.
Usually you must first apostilamento the following documents: birth certificate or marriage; Certificate courses, school certificates
First the documents should have recognized the signature of the person who signed it, the notary puts a stamp confirming that the signature is original. In second, You must take this document to apostilar, and it is not always done in the same notary who recognized the signature.
In each Brazilian state, the Hague apostilamento, It has a value. For more information on prices and documents to be apostilados, click on here.
One of the items requested by the Portuguese consulate or any country in Europe, It is that the person has medical insurance when entering the country. The immigration officer may ask you what your insurance, because if something happens during the trip, are you prepared.
for Portugal, Italy and Cape Verde, It is not necessary to buy insurance, because Brazil has an agreement with these countries, calling PB4.
The PB4 is a social security agreement / Social Security between Brazil and Portugal that provides, among other benefits, protection in health to Brazilian citizens in Portugal and Portuguese citizens in Brazil.
The agreement was signed in 1995 and provides the Brazilian citizen to come to Portugal, as a tourist or temporary visa or residence, right to medical assistance and even the purchase of medicines.
For more information, click on here.
Letter of attorney
If there is any problem we have to solve urgently, It is not always easy to catch a plane and go back to work this, of course?
So the solution is to leave a power of attorney to someone you trust who can represent you before government agencies, banks and institutions you know that one day may be necessary.
Every change requires money, Then prepare! Gather as much money as you can! You never know how long it will take to get jobs.
Or how much you have to invest to rent an apartment: the owners have asked for a month's rent and a few months deposit.
In addition to the basic food items, home, bedding etc., you need to buy to start life here.
Now is the day of the trip and you come all excited move to Portugal. After flying hours, you will queue for immigration. You will need to have on hand the passport, Round trip ticket, health insurance, money.
The agent will ask you what you will do in Portugal, How many days will stay and where you will stay.
Do not worry, It is not a big deal, answer all safely and approved after the entry: enjoy and get to know the city!
Will move to Portugal with the mind and heart open to receive a new culture, a Portuguese with different words and full of accents, new local foods!
I often say that the move to Portugal, you will give a restart in life and start all over again! If you want to know more about what life is like in Portugal, see this post on here.
open heart boarding to make the most of the experience in a new country and all that will bring you knowledge and maturity.
I hope my tips help you plan the best of your trip, we will soon have the continuation of this post!
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