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    ECMT International Removals Permit

    ECMT International
    Removals Permit

    British Association of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly Removals

    Eco Friendly

    Moves To Portugal Made Easy

    Forms & Declarations

    Moving overseas comes with a few extra steps and paperwork to master. It’s still a hugely exciting experience, but there are steps it’s easier to get assistance with. All our Portugal removals are assigned a dedicated Removal Coordinator to help guide you through the often tricky and time-consuming process.

    • Customs Declarations
    • Residency Visa
    • Port Customs Agents
    • D7 Visa

    Let Armishaws remove the worries from your big move.

    Our Removals Service Includes…

    Worry-free removals, to and from Portugal.

    What our customers say...

    Armishaws International Removals to Portugal Removals from Portugal.

    Why move with Armishaws

    • Because of Trustpilot reviews. Yes, you could take our word on how good our service is, but we think you’re better off reading real customer reviews on independent review site Trustpilot (where our customers rate us “Excellent”).
    • As a member of the British Association of Removers, Armishaws adhere to a strict code of practise which covers everything from staff training, safety, customer care to environmental protection. It also gives you greater financial security.
    • We hold an ECMT International Removers Permit which all removers must have in order to operate on the continent.
    • We’re greener. We’re not just planting trees, we’ve bought the land and are creating habitat for wildlife along with using recycled and recyclable materials, you can read more here…

    Eco-Friendly Moves

    Armishaws are committed to reducing the environmental impact of every move.


    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting over 2,000 trees to help lessen the impact of carbon emission and create vital habitat for wildlife.

    Recycled Materials

    Recycled Materials

    We use recycled and recyclable materials for all our boxes and packaging which is better for your belongs and the environment.

    Greener Vehicles

    Greener Fleet

    We operate a fleet of greener vehicles, plus our drivers go through eco-efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel we use.

    Acid Free Paper

    Acid Free Wrapping

    Using acid free tissue paper is not only better for your items, it’s also kinder for the environment. Win/win!

    Bio-degradable Mattress Bags

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    Our crews seal mattresses in single use, biodegradable bags to protect them in transport. All bags are then recycled.

    Make your move greener

    with Armishaws. See our Eco Pledge here...

    9 Weird & Wonderful Portuguese Facts

    1. Put A Cork In It!
      Portugal isn’t just great at making wine, they also provide corks. Lots of corks. The country’s climate is perfect for cork trees and as a result the nation produces 70% of the world’s cork exports.
    2. Put A Fork In It!
      After moving to Britain, King Charles II’s consort, Queen Catherine of Braganza (a Portuguese princess) was dismayed to find the Royal Court and English aristocracy still using their fingers to eat. Meat would be cut with a knife, spoons used for liquids, grubby fingers for everything else! Queen Catherine quickly introduced the new-fangled forks to the English nation and its dirty digits.
    3. More Tea Vicar?
      Catherine is also credited as being mostly responsible for making tea drinking a fashion, most Britons had never heard of tea until it too was adopted by the Royal Court following the example of the Queen who shunned alcoholic drinks. It went on to become our national obsession.
    4. BFFs
      Dating back to 1373, the Anglo Portuguese alliance is the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world.
    5. Batter Up!
      Tempura batter might be considered a Japanese dish but it was actually taken to Japan by early Portuguese merchants.
    6. Arrrrrr!
      Introduced by the Portuguese pirate Bartholomew in the 1600s, the ‘Pirates Code’ was a set of rules that pirates would voluntarily adhere to. Failure to stick to the code came with harsh, often physical punishment, including death! It covered things like conduct, discipline, share of wealth/stolen booty and created a semi-democracy as even captains were expected to follow the code.
    7. Fala Português?
      One of the first major empires, Portugal once ruled over half the world. That influence lives on and today over 236,000,000 people worldwide are native Portuguese speakers.
    8. What’s In A Name?
      Emily, William, Ashley, Bruce, Charlotte, Dylan and Jenny are all on the (long) list of names that it’s illegal to name your child in Portugal.
    9. Show Off
      In Portugal, saying someone is “doing it so the English can see” means showing off.

    Moving to Portugal – More Useful Information

    Portugal drives on the right-hand side, that can make driving right-hand drive vehicles less practical as sight lines are more limited. We always advise our movers to switch to a left-hand drive vehicle for safety.

    The following papers must be carried on you when driving:

    • Personal ID
    • Driving licence
    • Motor insurance certificate
    • Vehicle registration or equivalent
    • Vehicle logbook or equivalent

    Speed limits for standard vehicle are:

    • 50 kph (31 mph) – Built-up areas
    • 90 kph (55 mph) – Normal roads
    • 100 kph (62 mph) – Roads restricted to motor vehicles
    • 120 kph (74 mph) – Motorways

    Living in Portugal you’ll require a Cartão de Utente (health card). This gives access to Portuguese health care through local medical centre, emergency services and hospital treatment. Without a card you’ll require private medical insurance. If you’re moving to Portugal to work, in most instances your employer will be able to assist you with applying for your health card.

    Once you have your card, you can then sign up to a family doctor (GP) or local medical centre.

    112 is the number to dial for all emergency services.

    It’s fairly easy to open a Portuguese bank account, you can do so before you become a resident. You’ll find a number of familiar names operating in the country; Citibank, Barclays, Santander, BNP Paribas. Most international banks operating in Portugal do have English speaking phone services. To find out details of each bank (and how to obtain English speaking services) head to their websites.

    To open an account once living in the country you’ll need to provide;

    • Photo ID
    • Proof of address
    • Numero de Indentificacao Fiscal(NIF – tax number)

    Most utilities and services will require you to set up a direct debit so you’ll will need a compatible bank account before you go.

    On average, Portuguese citizens work less hours per week than most Brits. The climate is good and Portugal is renowned for a number of prized commodities, fine wine, international golf-courses, blue flag beaches and surfing to name but a few. Traditional religions are strong in Portugal and remain a focal point of family life. Families tend to spend more time outdoors and you’ll often find families walking together, eating outdoors or heading to one of the many festivals. There’s a large number of religious festivals along with music and art events.

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