MOVING HOME TO OR FROM PORTUGAL
All GB Liners’ branches have the facility to know how to quote for and arrange and operate, European move. We recognise, however, that not every branch can be expert for every European destination and so we have therefore chosen to designate our Cheltenham branch as our “centre of expertise” for Portugal. You can contact them by phoning 01242 523785 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you require specialist advice. Alternatively, of course, you can contact your local branch if you don’t think you need specialist help.
Living in Portugal
Advice on living in Portugal can be obtained from:
Customs Formalities for Moving To Portugal
Most Customs regimes have several factors in common:
You will need to be able to supply any required information or documentation before the move is packed, to allow us to have it checked by our agent in the destination country for confirmation that everything is in order. This is essential to ensure that there are no delays at the destination border due to missing or incorrect documentation.
For a move to an EU country being made for any reason other than a transfer of residence, then you should ask us to check the specific Customs requirements for your circumstances and this should be done as early in the process as possible. If, for example, your circumstances were such that carrying-out the move would incur a significant duty or tax liability then that may influence your decision to move altogether. It is essential therefore, that such issues are raised as early as possible.
If you are furnishing a holiday or secondary home in an EU country (that is a home other than your main place of residence), then usually you will have to pay duty or tax on the items that you are moving.
The following information outlines the documentation required for importing household goods moves to Portugal, to the best of current knowledge and belief. This is a summary of the documents required for household goods moves from the UK to Portugal on a transfer of residence basis. It does not cover cars, secondary homes, inheritances, or any other exceptional circumstances and for any moves falling into these categories, it is essential that you advise us of your circumstances so that we can check requirements with a local agent in the destination country.
Customs regulations and document requirements for Portugal
These are the documents required for duty and tax-free entry to Portugal. However, the clearance process is bureaucratic and inevitably incurs delays and extra costs and so it is often a better option to declare a low value and pay the duty and taxes.
Documents required for export clearance out of Portugal (for UK bound moves)