The Portuguese law states that UK nationals resident in Portugal can drive with their valid UK licences until the end of 2021. This means that UK nationals need to start the process of exchanging their licence for a Portuguese licence before 31 December 2021 if they wish to continue driving after 1st January 2022.
The British Embassy are reminding British citizens living in Portugal of actions you may need take, if you haven't already, following Brexit. These include residency, healthcare and driving license exchange.
Making a Portuguese Will is strongly recommended if you have property or other assets in Portugal. This can help to ensure your estate goes to the right people, make the process of administering your estate as simple as possible, and potentially reduce your estate’s inheritance tax liability.
The Portuguese State is set to take legal action against US fashion brand Tory Burch for “abusive appropriation” of camisola poveira. The garment in question is a traditional sweater worn by fishermen in Póvoa de Varzim since the 1800s. Portugal’s Ministry of Culture has stated that it will “do everything in its power [to ensure that Burch does not] fail in her responsibilities.”
The Brexit transition has come to an end, and as from the 1st January 2021 all UK residents that hold a tax identification number in Portugal (número de contribuinte or NIF) must appoint a fiscal representative in Portugal to act on their behalf.
How to proceed if you need to report the death of a family member or arrange the burial, cremation or the repatriation to the home country.
The Matrimonial property regime in Portugal is enshrined in legislation. Before the wedding, the bride and groom can choose the property regime they wish to adopt for their married life.
An estate planning lawyer is an attorney who is experienced in managing the legal procedures of getting financial affairs in order when someone is preparing for an event that might decapitate them or their eventual passing. This type of lawyer has had several years of mentoring, legal education, and experience in estate, property, and inheritance law.
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