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British staying in Portugal after 31st March

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:42pm
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Denbo

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I have just read an article which says it’s from Safe Communties Portugal. It states that any British person who came to Portugal before 1st January 2021 can stay here after 31st March 2021. Does anyone know anymore about this? 

Karena

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:15pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:15pm

Anyone who was here before the 1st January 2021 can apply for either an extension of stay or a resident visa under the terms of the withdrawal agreement.

Denbo

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:35pm

Denbo

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Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:35pm

Karena wrote on Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:15pm:

Anyone who was here before the 1st January 2021 can apply for either an extension of stay or a resident visa under the terms of the withdrawal agreement.

Thankyou. I have looked int an extension f stay but it just tells you to extend your visa. I do not have a visa . So not quite sure what this means.

Karena

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:20pm

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Location: Olhão

Joined: 21 Feb 2021

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:20pm

Denbo wrote on Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:35pm:

Thankyou. I have looked int an extension f stay but it just tells you to extend your visa. I do not have a visa . So not quite sure what this means.

Hallo again,

Were you here before the 1st January 2021,because that will make a difference? Also, do you have an address, either rented or own your own property.

l have rented an apartment here in the Algarve since last July and am lookinto into it the same as you are

This is part of an email l received from SEF which you should find helpful and includes the Brexit line number as well;

lf you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Brexit line through the number +351 21 711 50 45, available every working day from 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.

 

Best Regards,

 SEF

Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras

The Immigration and Borders Service

Phone: +351 21 711 50 45

e-mail: [email protected]

This is a part copy of someone trying to help me !

  I spoke with the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) helpline They told me that you should request an extension of your stay in Portugal (now you can stay 3 months, with this request you can stay 3 more).

As you have the contract of the house, you can show that you were in Portugal before the brexit and that is good to be able to ask for a residence permit that allows you to enter and leave whenever you want.
To ask to stay longer you have to call (it may take a while to answer because there are a lot of people asking for the same)808202653 or 808962690

To apply for temporary residence you have to call   https://brexit.sef.pt/en/guia/

https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/
ALSO,

All the information that applies to us is on the sef brexit website faq section - low down towards the bottom of the page at Frequently Asked Questions – BREXIT

Frequently Asked Questions – BREXIT1. We don´t need to worry about overstaying. Its ok to stay over the 90 days of this year if you arrive before jan1st. No fines, no problems,no need to apply for a visa extension or anything - it is automatic for us.2. We cannot apply for residency until after march 31st. The thing about doing it before then is for people who already have a special certificate that they got last year, but who havent actually got the proper residency yet. The march 31 date doesnt apply to us. We can apply anytime provided we havent left the country and arrived before dec 31. UNquotel would also ring back to the same dept that you rang for an extension and explain that you dodn`t have a visa so how should you proceed now ?  Maybe also make an appointment with them or a different dept, it`s always easier that way.Hope this proves helpful, please let me know how it goes.



Denbo

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:55pm

Denbo

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Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:55pm

Karena wrote on Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:20pm:

Hallo again,

Were you here before the 1st January 2021,because that will make a difference? Also, do you have an address, either rented or own your own property.

l have rented an apartment here in the Algarve since last July and am lookinto into it the same as you are

This is part of an email l received from SEF which you should find helpful and includes the Brexit line number as well;

lf you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Brexit line through the number +351 21 711 50 45, available every working day from 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.

 

Best Regards,

 SEF

Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras

The Immigration and Borders Service

Phone: +351 21 711 50 45

e-mail: [email protected]

This is a part copy of someone trying to help me !

  I spoke with the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) helpline They told me that you should request an extension of your stay in Portugal (now you can stay 3 months, with this request you can stay 3 more).

As you have the contract of the house, you can show that you were in Portugal before the brexit and that is good to be able to ask for a residence permit that allows you to enter and leave whenever you want.
To ask to stay longer you have to call (it may take a while to answer because there are a lot of people asking for the same)808202653 or 808962690

To apply for temporary residence you have to call   https://brexit.sef.pt/en/guia/

https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/
ALSO,

All the information that applies to us is on the sef brexit website faq section - low down towards the bottom of the page at Frequently Asked Questions – BREXIT

Frequently Asked Questions – BREXIT1. We don´t need to worry about overstaying. Its ok to stay over the 90 days of this year if you arrive before jan1st. No fines, no problems,no need to apply for a visa extension or anything - it is automatic for us.2. We cannot apply for residency until after march 31st. The thing about doing it before then is for people who already have a special certificate that they got last year, but who havent actually got the proper residency yet. The march 31 date doesnt apply to us. We can apply anytime provided we havent left the country and arrived before dec 31. UNquotel would also ring back to the same dept that you rang for an extension and explain that you dodn`t have a visa so how should you proceed now ?  Maybe also make an appointment with them or a different dept, it`s always easier that way.Hope this proves helpful, please let me know how it goes.



Thankyou very much. That was so helpful 

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Karena

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:16pm

Posts: 8

Location: Olhão

Joined: 21 Feb 2021

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:16pm

Denbo wrote on Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:55pm:

Thankyou very much. That was so helpful 

l wish youthe best of luck when you contact them.

l also just spoke to my brother and he told me he had just rang SEF and they`d said that nobody who was here before 31st Dec has to actually do anthing before 31st March, we can stay as long as we like and apply after that date when we want and because no planes are flying yet back to the UK we can`be prosecuted as it`s not our fault. l think everything will be startingagain around April/May time !

This is also very informative;

Frequently Asked Questions – BREXIT

Denbo

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:35pm

Denbo

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Posts: 18

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Location: Tavira

Joined: 20 Feb 2021

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:35pm

Karena wrote on Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:16pm:

l wish youthe best of luck when you contact them.

l also just spoke to my brother and he told me he had just rang SEF and they`d said that nobody who was here before 31st Dec has to actually do anthing before 31st March, we can stay as long as we like and apply after that date when we want and because no planes are flying yet back to the UK we c...

...an`be prosecuted as it`s not our fault. l think everything will be startingagain around April/May time !

This is also very informative;

Frequently Asked Questions – BREXIT

Thankyou all for our advice. Yes we own property here but do not wish to take residence. Because we are ina motorhome we have to drive back through Spain so we are trying to find out if Spain feels the same way as Portugal about us overstaying. 

Karena

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:32pm

Posts: 8

Location: Olhão

Joined: 21 Feb 2021

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:32pm

Denbo wrote on Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:35pm:

Thankyou all for our advice. Yes we own property here but do not wish to take residence. Because we are ina motorhome we have to drive back through Spain so we are trying to find out if Spain feels the same way as Portugal about us overstaying. 

Hallo Denbo,

Finally, in case you haven`t heard of it, there is something called a non lucrative visa and probably the best thing about this visa is that you have unlimited travel in the Shengen zone !  An unusual type visa but will appeal purely for that reason and applicants must show that they have a minimum of 27,000 euros in bank accounts.

Quote;

"As the name implies it is about non-EU citizens who have the financial means to support themselves in the country without working and any accompanying family.

The visa allows you to say in Spain for one year after entering the Spanish territory.  You must spend a minimum of 183 days in the country to be able to renew.  This also means that you will become tax resident and taxable on your worldwide income (subject to double tax treaties).

The visa can be renewed every 2 years until you get permanent residency, which is available after 5 years in the country.

Although the visa does not allow you to carry out any type of economic or professional activity in Spain, it does not require you to invest in the country to obtain a visa.  You simply have to show that you have sufficient means to support yourself (and your family).  That does not mean that you cannot invest in Spain while there with this visa.  You are free to invest in any business and generate additional income.

Although you are not able to earn in Spain while staying under this visa, you can study and this includes a paid internship.

The restriction is not to work in Spain and many people apply for this visa and continue to work remotely for a company in another country.  The visa does not address remote work and this arrangement is generally accepted.  However, in some cases applicants have been refused when indicating that they plan to work remotely and so although this can be a good option who want to spend time in Spain but continue working remotely it should be handled carefully when explaining the source of funds you will rely on.

The Non-Lucrative Visa entitles you to travel freely within the Schengen zone."  UNquote.


Denbo

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:04pm

Denbo

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Posts: 18

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Location: Tavira

Joined: 20 Feb 2021

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:04pm

Karena wrote on Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:32pm:

Hallo Denbo,

Finally, in case you haven`t heard of it, there is something called a non lucrative visa and probably the best thing about this visa is that you have unlimited travel in the Shengen zone !  An unusual type visa but will appeal purely for that reason and applicants must show that they have a ...

...minimum of 27,000 euros in bank accounts.

Quote;

"As the name implies it is about non-EU citizens who have the financial means to support themselves in the country without working and any accompanying family.

The visa allows you to say in Spain for one year after entering the Spanish territory.  You must spend a minimum of 183 days in the country to be able to renew.  This also means that you will become tax resident and taxable on your worldwide income (subject to double tax treaties).

The visa can be renewed every 2 years until you get permanent residency, which is available after 5 years in the country.

Although the visa does not allow you to carry out any type of economic or professional activity in Spain, it does not require you to invest in the country to obtain a visa.  You simply have to show that you have sufficient means to support yourself (and your family).  That does not mean that you cannot invest in Spain while there with this visa.  You are free to invest in any business and generate additional income.

Although you are not able to earn in Spain while staying under this visa, you can study and this includes a paid internship.

The restriction is not to work in Spain and many people apply for this visa and continue to work remotely for a company in another country.  The visa does not address remote work and this arrangement is generally accepted.  However, in some cases applicants have been refused when indicating that they plan to work remotely and so although this can be a good option who want to spend time in Spain but continue working remotely it should be handled carefully when explaining the source of funds you will rely on.

The Non-Lucrative Visa entitles you to travel freely within the Schengen zone."  UNquote.


Thankyou. Very helpful

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