Living in Portugal

Guidance on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU, accessing healthcare, getting a document legalised, English-speaking lawyers, how to vote abroad.

  1. Apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)

    Applying for your free Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or European Health Insurance Card (EHIC): who can apply and where you can use them.

  2. Get your document legalised

    Use the online service to get a UK document legalised.

  3. Healthcare for UK nationals living in Portugal

    How to get state healthcare if you live, work or study in Portugal.

  4. Living in Europe

    Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA, Switzerland and Ireland before 1 January 2021, including guidance on residency and healthcare.

  5. Living in Portugal

    Official information for UK nationals living in or moving to Portugal, including guidance on residency, healthcare, and passports.

  6. Portugal travel advice

    Latest travel advice for Portugal, including how to stay safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and information on returning to the UK.

  7. Portugal: financial advisors and consultants

    List of English speaking financial advisors and consultants in Portugal.

  8. Portugal: importation of motor vehicles

    Information for UK nationals on the importation of motor vehicles into Portugal.

  9. Portugal: lawyers

    List of English speaking lawyers for UK nationals in Portugal.

  10. Portugal: medical facilities

    List of English-speaking medical facilities for UK nationals in Portugal.

  11. Portugal: translators and interpreters

    List of translators and interpreters for British nationals in Portugal.

  12. Support for British nationals abroad: A guide

    This guide highlights some of the main ways you can help yourself stay safe abroad and what help the FCDO can provide.

  13. UK benefits if you’re going or living abroad

    Find out what benefits you might be able to receive while you’re abroad and how to export them from the UK or claim them while abroad

  14. Voting if you move or live abroad

    How to vote if you move or live abroad, including eligibility and registration