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Move to Portugal with us

Portugal, the westernmost country in Europe, is the oldest country with almost 900 years old in the continent. Is the Portugal that place in which you are thinking to move? Without any doubt, your thought is really good and will prove right decision for you. However, with the thought of moving internationally especially in Portugal, high volume of stress and worries might have started hovering over you. But you need not to worry at all. Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd. takes pride in ensuring their assistance to make you move to Portugal very easily as well as hassle-free. Yes! We are completely capable to put your dream, of safe and secured move of you and your household goods to Portugal, into reality.

We have served a number of people and moved them successfully to Portugal. As a result, we have several appreciations from this area. So, just put your worries of your relocation to us and you start gaining knowledge about your new home country, Portugal.

Portugal is identifies as one of the warmest countries in Europe with an average temperature of 15 degree Celsius in north and 18 degree Celsius in south. One of the longstanding members of EU, this country uses Euro as its currency. Portuguese is the national language of this country. This is one of the beautiful countries of world with various attraction and tourists points. The friendly nature of the people residing here, availability of the sources and facilities to live a happy life, and great employment opportunities are the few reasons, it has become an amazing choice for the expatriates.

For the people from EU/EEA country doesn’t need any kind of permit or visa to move to Portugal for work or for living in. Only the people of non-EU countries will need work permit or residence permit for working or for settling in Portugal respectively.

When it comes about visa obtaining, most of the visas for Portugal, you can obtain from your local Portuguese Embassy. Basically, there are two types of visas:

Schengen Visa is the visa that allows you to stay in Portugal for the time period not longer than 90 days and to travel across 25 countries covered in Schengen area. This visa you can obtain by filling an application form, applying to local Portuguese Embassy and paying a small fee.

Residency Permit is the visa required for working and living in Portugal permanently. This you can obtain from Portuguese Immigration Office. Signing up with the social security and getting a tax code is also important.

Documents Required for Relocation to Portugal

  • Original Passport and one certified copy
  • "Certificado de Bagagem" i.e. Certificate of baggage issued by the Portuguese Consulate at origin
  • Visa copy
  • Details of inventory in Portuguese
  • Declaration according to EU regulations
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL)
  • Residence Certificate
  • Copy of work contract, if valid
  • Proof of application for Residence Permit
  • Copy of Identity Card by Diplomats

Original Passport and certified copy

When moving to Portugal, you must have your original passport stating the residence place abroad. Also, you must have a certified copy of passport for reference.

"Certificado de Bagagem" i.e. Certificate of baggage issued by the Portuguese Consulate at origin

The baggage certificate or “Certificado de Bagagem must show that all the goods are used and have been owned by you for more than 6 months. Additionally, it also prove that you (owner of the goods) have been residing in the country of origin for over 12 months.

Visa copy

You must own a copy of Visa before moving to Portugal. There are types of visas that can be obtained in this country, which are as follows:

  • Transit Visa (1 to 5 days with single or double entry)
  • Short-term Visa (1 to 90 days with single, double, and multiple entry)
  • Long-term Visa (For stay exceeding 90 days)

Details of inventory in Portuguese

As Portuguese is the spoken language in the country, you must possess a detailed inventory list in Portuguese language. All items that are to be imported must be enlisted in the list.

Declaration according to EU Regulations

You must declare your goods as per the rules laid by European Union. You must declare restricted/prohibited/dutiable items in the list.

Original Bill of Lading (OBL)

To release your freight from the country of origin to the destination, you’ll need Original Bill of Lading. It is a mandatory document that helps to confirm whether the consignment has been received by the agent at the port or not. 

Residence Certificate

Residence certificate or Atestado de Residencia can be acquired by you (owner of the goods) from the Parish Council in residence region in Portugal. This certificate must state that you are living at the new address for no more than 4 months.

Copy of work contract, if valid

If you have been employed in any company situated in Portugal then you must provide a copy of your work contract as a proof of employment.

Proof of application for Residence Permit

Portuguese nationals are not bound to present a proof of application for a residence permit. On the other hand if the owner of the goods is a non-citizen of the origin country, evidence of residency for duration of minimum of 12 months is mandatory. This can be proven with a copy of ID card, employment letter from the origin country, or certificate issued by the Portuguese Consulate.

Copy of Identity Card by Diplomats

Diplomats relocating to Portugal must have a copy of their identity card. This ensure easy immigration to the country.

Therefore, it is recommended you to pay attention towards collecting and completing all the important and required documents. Moving your goods safely and securely to your new destination in Portugal is our duty. Just get connected with us and leave all your worries regarding safe and smooth move of your household to us. We are just a call away from you. Happy Moving!

Do's or Don't

For those, who are facing problems in shifting their homes, offices or studios from one place to another, we are here to help. Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd. makes sure that "Nothing other than the place changes..." as we clearly understand how tedious and stressful packing and moving can be.

This stress could even result in total disaster sometimes, if certain important things are not kept in mind. On the contrary, if the act of packing is made efficiently and intelligently, moving can be made much simpler.

The Do’s

 

  • The primary step that counts is the advance planning of your move.
  • The next comes in this list is making a checklist to avoid any problem in future.
  • Then comes the Sensible Packing, that means, to assemble all the tools and objects that you are going to need. For this purpose, first make a list of all your requirements for the same, including the entire primary and smaller objects; start with boxes.
  • Make use of uniformly sized boxes, so that they stack together neatly. As for the big boxes, start with a small number, now double that number of medium-sized boxes that can easily be stacked on top of these big boxes, and add a very large number of small boxes (as they serve the maximum of our purpose).
  • These boxes should be sturdy, durable as they will be holding up through multiple moves, keeping your things intact and safe, and making your investment worth the money.
  • Moreover, to make sure that in what box you have stored which certain distinctive item, it should be labeled with appropriate stickers.
  • A zero-transshipment to prevent breakage should also be kept in mind.
  • The vehicle that is going to be used for the relocation and moving should be properly made ready for long distance, so that no delays or hampering could be faced during the traveling of the delicate and priceless belongings.
  • Proper insurance of the goods being traveled should also been made, so that in case of any road accident or loss or theft, you can claim your approximate value.

The Don’ts

 

  • Don't rush to the act of packaging without a proper layout that may lead to the skipping of unnoticed and small but crucial steps in the packing procedure.
  • The fragile items or the delicate ones should not be packed along with the durable or heavier ones.
  • Loose bundling of the boxes or the items inside may also lead to the breakage or damage of the goods being packed and moved.
  • The vehicle or the mode of transportation that is being finalized for the shifting purpose must have passed all the necessary clearance and proper servicing done already, so that real time chaos can be avoided.
  • One personnel at least of the company you are hiring for the shifting should accompany your goods till the destination.
  • Do not rush into while hiring packing and moving company otherwise you will be caught in false promises and fake services.
  • Avoid getting attracted towards discounted offers from the moving firm as it is one of the ways through which your precious money will be lost.
  • In case you have huge volume of goods then do not rent trucks or trailers that have less space otherwise you have to spend more money in making more than one moving trip.
  • Do not pack and move your furniture or electrical appliances (if applicable) without dismantling because it will increase the burden on packing boxes.
  • It is advisable not to mix up packed and unpacked items together. By doing so, your most of the time will be consumed.

Rules & Regulations

Moving beyond the boundaries of country can be quite daunting as well as exciting. There must be the excitement of exploring new places, meeting the people from different cultures and learning new things at new location. Specifically, for those people who have never been to abroad before, the level of excitement must be at its peak along with a worry about the safe and smooth relocation of his or her possessions to new place.

In order to maintain your excitement and enjoy uncomplicated international relocation, “pre-planning” can be the effective and best thing to reduce your stress. Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd. has prepared this comprehensive guide to plan your hassle-free and smooth overseas move. In this guide, you will find the steps to be followed and the documents you will require for your move. Also, from where you can obtain the documents, where to apply and suggestion for settling in the country; all will be provided in this guide.

Few aspects of International moving guide are:

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Understand your moving needs
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Plan your move
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Accrue necessary and required documents
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Hire reliable and experienced relocation company

We possess a team of experts who have experience in overseas relocations, safely transporting to your possessions at your desired destination. We are there to help you from custom clearance to final reach of your goods to your residence. At Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd, we pay attention towards the customer satisfaction. From past three decades, we have been successful in proving ours’ this commitment. So, just get connected with us and call us +91-9310004321 for further guidance.

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Moving to another country with Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd. is a comfortable and peaceful task because we provide all the relevant information related to the foreign country to our valuable customers. Some of these are discussed in this section.

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