How to obtain the Golden Visa and what are the main benefits?
Please see our GOLDEN VISA guide. Click here to access it.
We work with lawyers who can take care of all the necessary steps to obtain GOLDEN VISA for you and your family.
Why should I entrust my property purchase project in France (Paris region) to VB REAL ESTATE?
When you are looking for your principal residence:
If the property you are looking for is not listed on our website, please contact our agents. We are committed to finding the property of your dreams! A personal and professional service at your disposal.
The sales commissions applied by VB REAL ESTATE are much lower than those charged by our colleagues. We invite you to consult our general sales conditions.
If you want to invest in real estate:
We offer you a complete solution. We take care of the financing (if necessary), property search, profitability study, works (if necessary) and furnishing (in the case of a furnished rental).
Once your property is ready to be rented, we will take care of finding a tenant and managing your property (including tax returns).
Why entrust VB REAL ESTATE with your property purchase and installation project in Portugal?
We have a thorough knowledge of the Portuguese property market and all the administrative procedures involved in your purchase and installation in Portugal.
We work with partners in all regions of the country. This allows us to have access to a very large number of properties.
Our teams speak Portuguese, French and English.
We offer you a complete service:
- Financing solutions;
- Personalised property search;
- We take care of all the administrative procedures;
- Organisation and follow-up of works;
- Home staging service.
- Subscription of services (electricity, gas, internet, insurance);
- We assist our clients even after their installation. When you call on our services, you will never be alone. Our teams are at your service.
Most real estate agencies complete their mission once the sale has been completed and do not take care of all the administrative and fiscal procedures. VB REAL ESTATE offers you a real support service and makes your dream of buying and settling in Portugal accessible and simple.
What are the tax advantages if a French expatriate decides to move to Portugal?
We invite you to consult our Tax Guide.
What to do if you want to become a resident in Portugal?
If you wish to become a resident in Portugal and stay in the country for more than three months, you must obtain a European Union Citizen’s Register Certificate – Certificado de Registo de Cidadão da União Europeia – from the Town Hall of your municipality of residence in Portugal.
Then you have to go to a counter of the tax authority – Autoridade Tributária – or to a Loja do Cidadão to deposit the certificate. From that moment on, you will receive tax notifications from the local tax authority in your area of residence.
How to obtain the European Union Citizen Registration Certificate?
For those in employment:
- Valid identity document;
- Declaration on honour of salaried employment or self-employment in Portugal;
Declaration on your honour that you have sufficient financial resources for yourself and the members of your household, as well as a document proving your health insurance. This health insurance will be necessary, if this is reciprocally required of Portuguese citizens in your country of origin.
For retirees :
- Valid identity document;
- Declaration on your honour that you have sufficient financial resources for yourself and the members of your household, as well as a document proving your health insurance. This health insurance will be necessary, if this is reciprocally required of Portuguese citizens in your country of origin.
After five consecutive years of residence in Portugal, you can obtain a Certificate of Permanent Residence from the Immigration Service – Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras. This document certifies your right to live in the country permanently, without any restrictions.
How to obtain a Tax Identification Number (NIF -número de identificação fiscal) in Portugal?
When a foreigner decides to settle in Portugal, obtaining a Tax Identification Number (NIF) is the first step to take.
Without the NIF, you will not be able to open a bank account, buy/rent a property, buy a car, take out a subscription or sign an employment contract.
How to get it?
If you come from a European country:
Obtaining the NIF is quick and easy. You can apply for it at the offices of the tax authority – Autoridade Tributária – or at a Loja do Cidadão. The tax identification number is issued to you within the hour. We can help you with this process.
- A passport or personal identity card;
- Proof of residence from the country of origin (energy, water or internet bill);
If you are from outside the European Union:
For a resident of a country outside the European Union, Iceland or Norway, obtaining a TIN is done in a different way. In this case, these citizens need :
- A stamp obtained on entry to Portugal;
- A valid passport and a visa;
- Proof of residence in the country of origin;
- A fiscal representative;
- A document certifying the power of attorney granted to the fiscal representative.