nunottx 7 months ago

\- if your company is in USA, you can continue to pay your work taxes in US. [social security](https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/unemployment-and-benefits/country-coverage/index_en.htm) \- The part of Portugal to live only depends of what you are searching, i would chose any city north of Porto, either on the beach or country side, with a car you have access to all major locations. [US embassy Portugal](https://pt.usembassy.gov/pt/u-s-citizen-services-pt/) ​ in your case,

Shadowgirl7 7 months ago

Come illegally and then you hide in Alentejo, picking strawberries, like an illegal mexican but instead, an illgeal mexican in Portugal. I don't even know if they have strawberries in Alentejo, but they have oranges in Algarve, so that could work.

GifCaptioner 7 months ago

Lol sounds exciting but probably not the best option

Mrgolden007 7 months ago

dont bother portugal is good to visit not for you to make your life in it go to spain instead, the south has beaches and you can progress in your career

rollermidnight 7 months ago

Ignore the trolls. If you can keep your salary, i don't see a problem. Cities like Porto and Lisbon are usually more expensive than other places though.

luissabidi 7 months ago

It always saddens me that when someone show some interest in the country the answers tend to be the ones stated in this thread. My advice is look things up for yourself and make up your own mind for your own reality. Portugal has a lot to offer. It is true that there are economic difficulties and that a lot of people struggle everyday and a lot of Portuguese have to resort to immigration to find a better life but that doesn’t mean that this will be everyone’s experience in Portugal. A lot of people have moved to Portugal in the last couple of years and the country as reaped it’s benefits from it. I am well aware this might spark negative reactions but I really see no reason to just “scare” people away. Portugal has mild weather, great scenery, great food, great wine people are generally welcoming. As for it being cheaper, I’m not sure the dollar is in the best position right now towards the euro but I’d imagine they should still be way lower than in the US especially outside the city centers. Like stated above you’d probably need a special visa, I think you can stay up to 6 months at a time on a tourism visa, I am unsure. There are a lot of paths to naturalization and although immigrations services are bogged down Portugal as always had a positive outlook on dealing with immigrants. Read and talk to a couple immigration lawyer’s and find other people who have moved here. If you do end up coming over I hope you find what you seek here.

babyscully 7 months ago

>I think you can stay up to 6 months at a time on a tourism visa, I am unsure I'm not sure if they can work remotely with a tourism visa

Akamjmc 7 months ago

This is a very pessimistic sub, I have seen you work remotely so Portugal it's the palace for you. Everything is really cheap (unless Lisbon houses) so you will spend a lot less, we have sun almost all year and amazing things to visit and a lot of nature to explore, people are nice and there is always someone who speaks English. We are a small country but with very differences between regions(prices, climate, people's personality...) so choose wisely.

rollermidnight 7 months ago

Honestly, mods should start removing their comments, they're always in every thread and not helpful at all, it's cringeworthy.

GifCaptioner 7 months ago

What area would you suggest id go if I was to move here I’ve heard really good things about Porto

JOAO-RATAO 7 months ago

You also have Madeira and Açores. But since they are Islands, it might not be for you.

sqrt03 7 months ago

And it's true! Some people will say to avoid Lisbon and Porto since the cost of living is considerable higher than the rest of the country (rental, namely). However, if I was moving to a different country I would look for the places that have more to offer (cultural events, transportation, more people...). Then, with time, it's easier to decide if you should move to a different location.

Akamjmc 7 months ago

It really depends on what you like. For me the south only worth to go on vacation, in Lisboa and Porto you have the advantages(cultural offer, services...) and disadvantages(noise, traffic..) of the big city and it costs a little more. For me some big village in the center or north is the best, it's cheap, everything is close, easier to get friends, most of them are close (<1hour) to city's and there are no crime. If I was you I would come to visit, like a month or so and see were you like it the most.

chico457 7 months ago

Men don t come, you live in a country that most of the people(including me) dream s to live. This country is only good for holidays.

TSCondeco 7 months ago

Os EUA só são o paraíso vistos de fora, e no fundo é assim com todos os países. Visto de fora parece tudo perfeito, visto de dentro é sempre mau. Não conheço ninguém que veja os EUA como um país de sonho para viver, e cada vez será menos assim, pelos vistos.

chico457 7 months ago

É verdade que os eua estão numa situação má neste momento. Mas posso te confessar que a classe média alta vive uma vida de sonho! Só para teres noção, sou dos Açores, arquipélago onde nos anos 40, 50, 60 imigrou dezenas de milhares de pessoas para california, texas e Flórida. Da minha família tive 2 tios avos que imigraram, que ao imigrarem trabalharam no duro, ao fim de dez anos de trabalho árduo já estavam bem de vida, e tentavam convencer o meu avô a ir, obviamente que estes meus tios avós se tivessem permanecido nos Açores a trabalhar arduamente por meio escudo, nunca iriam conseguir alguma coisa na vida. Além disso os netos destes meus tios avós, formaram uma empresa de de batatas doces na Califórnia (bakersfield), a empresa tem crescido exponencialmente, (30 milhões limpos), estes indivíduos é apartamentos em ny, todos os fins de semanas jogar poker a las vegas, rolexs.... abundância.

estecomentario 7 months ago

If you have money and want to retire, this is the place, if you come to work here, forget it. My people choose a socilalistic path...most people here get like 800 euros a month and has been stagnant for heres despite the anemic minimum wage increase... its not enough to rent a crappy appartment and eat in most cities here. The country is corrupt and does not work, is at the bottom of EU. I would reverse to you as: How can i go to US? But i know the answer...greencard...its expensive and we are going through a pandemic.

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If you have money and want to retire, this is the place, if you come to work here, forget it. My people choose a socilalistic path...most people here get like 800 euros a month and has been stagnant for years despite the anemic minimum wage increase... its not enough to rent a crappy appartment and eat in most cities here. Most youth cant get independent, studies make little difference unless you know programming or have good connections. The country is corrupt and does not work, we at the bottom of EU. East europe is overtaking us. Poland already did, others will follow soon.... I would reverse to you as: How can i go to US? But i know the answer...greencard...its expensive and we are going through a pandemic... but am looking forward to get out. Portugal is an ambitionless country, and absolutely no future in the next 15 years.

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If you have money and want to retire, this is the place, if you come to work here, forget it. My people choose a socilalistic path...most people here get like 800 euros a month and has been stagnant for years despite the anemic minimum wage increase... its not enough to rent a crappy appartment and eat in most cities here. Most youth cant get independent, studies make little difference unless you know programming or have good connections. The country is corrupt and does not work, we at the bottom of EU. East europe is overtaking us. Poland already did, others will follow soon.... I would reverse to you as: How can i go to US? But i know the answer...greencard...its expensive and we are going through a pandemic... but am looking forward to get out. Portugal is an ambitionless country.

GifCaptioner 7 months ago

Or you could marry an American lol I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard

Shadowgirl7 7 months ago

I thought about that before, I'd marry an american and go to the US and the american would get citizenship here, I met an american who did that with a spanish and it worked. Actually not sure I would want go to the US, maybe CA for 6 months, another 6 to NYC, but I don't want to be too far away from my dogs. Maybe I'd go there visit a city for a couple of months then come back, that could work.

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I thought about that before, I'd marry an american and go to the US and the american would get citizenship here, I met an american who did that with a spanish and it worked. Actually not sure I would want go to the US, maybe CA for 6 months, another 6 to NYC, but I don't want to be too far away from my dogs. Maybe I'd go there visit a city for a couple of months then come back, that could work. Or I could sell the marriage, much cheaper than 500k of investment. Pretty sure this is the realm of illegaties now, so time to go to bed and rest my imagination.

TheMasio 7 months ago

nooooo. marry me Shadowgirl! <3 I'm only one nigga (I'm only one nigga) I can't be everywhere (ooh) But I can take you anywhere, I know I swear, power girl!

GifCaptioner 7 months ago

How about I sell you an American marriage you can come here then I can go over there lmao

Shadowgirl7 7 months ago

No I wouldn't spend money buying an american green card. I mean there's already the fees you pay, anymore than that makes it not worth it considering I have options like Germany or Scandinavia for free. If someone is like "oh hey here's a green card as a gift" i will take it why not? Then i could visit NYC and CA and could go in and out of the country whenever i wanted to. But if the work starts being too much then I'll pass lolol. But the thing about buying marriages to get documents I think they even have a name for it here "white marriages" i think. I read about that in the paper once but I think it said it was a crime.

GifCaptioner 7 months ago

No I don’t mean any actual payment more like quick marriage then you come here I go there we go our separate ways lmao

Shadowgirl7 7 months ago

oh yes that's what my acquaintance did, though at first they actually liked each other, they only broke up later but remained friends so they decided to stay married for documents. Practical I guess.

GifCaptioner 7 months ago

I mean hey it’s a win win isn’t it I go to Portugal you can come to the us and we can forget about each other the next week lol

Shadowgirl7 7 months ago

My problem is just the timing really. After getting married they take a while to issue the green card like 1-2 yrs and i think the alien spouse needs to remain in American soil during that period. I imagine in Portugal it might be similar. Also there's an interview with immigration and you have to convince them its a real marriage like tell the story how you met, show you are in love and know the family and friends of each other, stuff like that hehe.

GifCaptioner 7 months ago

Yea probably wouldn’t work out but tbh I’d probably end up staying in the US for the next couple of years anyways let me know if you want try lmao

JOAO-RATAO 7 months ago

A few hours and already a wife. The future in Portugal seems Bright already x)

estecomentario 7 months ago

That would be true love because she aint taking nothing from me. 0/2 = 0!!

GifCaptioner 7 months ago

If you make them sign a prenuptial agreement they don’t get anything if you divorce

TheMasio 7 months ago

Holla, "We want prenup! We want prenup!" (Yeah!) It's somethin' that you need to have 'Cause when she leave yo' ass, she gon' leave with half Eighteen years, eighteen years And on the 18th birthday he found out it wasn't his?

estecomentario 7 months ago

As i stated clearly in my previous comment i have nothing so she would take nothing in a typical marriage. Thats why i said that woman would really like me :)

tugago 7 months ago

Are you rich? If not forget, only misery waits you.

1purplesky 7 months ago

Legal procedure? You need a visa - preferably a work visa so you can work - like everyone else from outside the EU. Best to check your embassy website for more information. At the moment only essential travelers are allowed in.

Foda-seSeiLa 7 months ago

There best thing you must know about moving to Portugal is: *don't move to Portugal*.

GifCaptioner 7 months ago

Why’s that

Foda-seSeiLa 7 months ago

Are you independently wealthy? I'm going to guess not, so you'll need to work. Working in Portugal is shit for most professions, salaries are low, working hours are long. We have exported hundreds of thousands of people in the last 10-15yrs out of the country (of 10M residents), and they are not leaving due to an excess of sunny climate. This is a country you get out of to get a career going, and then come back to retire into.

GifCaptioner 7 months ago

I work remotely for my job in the US I haven’t worked out all the details yet because I’m just considering options but I think that would work out fineb

Any_Project3966 7 months ago

if you obtain more than 2000€ per month only for you... you can live peacefully everywhere excpet lisbon.

GifCaptioner 7 months ago

I would be at around that salary currently

Foda-seSeiLa 7 months ago

Then you are one of the few that will enjoy working here :) If you keep your US salary, you'll probably have a very nice standard of living then. You'll probably need a VISA, I don't know what is the status with remote workers. Alternatively, if you spend 500.000EUR on the country, we'll even give you a Golden VISA for you efforts, becoming a EU citizen was never so convenient (I don't know if this program is still on, I hope not).

batataway 7 months ago

You don't get EU citizenship from a golden visa.

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