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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.
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Armishaws are committed to reducing the environmental impact of every move.
We’re planting over 2,000 trees to help lessen the impact of carbon emission and create vital habitat for wildlife.
We use recycled and recyclable materials for all our boxes and packaging which is better for your belongs and the environment.
We operate a fleet of greener vehicles, plus our drivers go through eco-efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel we use.
Using acid free tissue paper is not only better for your items, it’s also kinder for the environment. Win/win!
Our crews seal mattresses in single use, biodegradable bags to protect them in transport. All bags are then recycled.
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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:
Speed limits for standard vehicle are:
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;
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.