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(As of May 18, 2024)

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Each title is a 60-minute webinar by a professional in the field, a vetted Expert in our curated ExpaCity Network.

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Visas & Immigration

  • Portugal Immigration Trends¬†& Updates
  • AIMA, the New SEF: Why it Changed, How it's Different, Evolution Status
  • Portugal's Visa Landscape Explained: Details, Differences, How to Choose
  • Permanent Residency vs Citizenship: Differences, Benefits & Responsibilities
  • How to Get a D7 Visa With a Lawyer
  • How to Work With a Full Service Immigration Company
  • Town Hall: Family Reunification
  • If Your D7 Visa Application is Refused: Why, What to Do, Tips to Ensure Approval
  • The D8 "Digital Nomad" Visa Explained: Who it's for, How to Apply, Difference from D7
  • How to Get a NIF & Bank Account Online*
  • 6 Tips to Secure Rental Housing for Your Residency Application*
  • Golden Visas Overview
  • Golden Visa Changes (2022)¬†
  • Quarterly AIMA Status for Visa Application & Residency Process

  

 

 

Health & Well-being

  • Healthcare Basics Overview
  • Patients' Rights
  • How Public Healthcare (SNS) Works
  • Healthcare Access: How to Find a Doctor, Make an Appointment, etc. in the Private System
  • Step-by-step: How to Manage a Healthcare Emergency
  • Health Insurance Overview for New Residents
  • How Health Insurance (Really) Works
  • The Pharmacy System & Medication Transition
  • Management of Complex or Special Medical Situations
  • What to Expect in a Hospital Stay
  • Senior Care & Senior Living
  • EHIC / European Health Insurance Card & Vision Care Explained
  • Dental Care Explained
  • Facial Aesthetics: Unique Cosmetic Dental Options
  • Holistic Healthcare Overview
  • Navigating the Healthy Food Landscape: EU Labeling & Health Standards
  • How to Create Balance for Your New Life
  • Three Common Emotional Pain Points of Moving Abroad
  • Phases of Adjustment
  • How to Manage the Stress of Moving Abroad
  • Moving: Emotional Reality Check
  • Dual Transitions When Moving Abroad

 

 

 

Money & Taxes

  • Understanding a New Financial Landscape
  • Understanding the Financial Mentality Shift When Moving Abroad
  • 5 Financial Issues That Impact US Citizens Moving to Portugal*
  • Banking in Portugal Explained
  • How to Get a NIF, Bank Account & Basic Financials for Residency Applicants
  • How to Get a NIF & Bank Account Online*
  • Town Hall: Inflation, Recession & the Impact on Exchange Rates
  • Recession-proof Your Move-to-Portugal & Property Purchase Budget
  • Money Transfers Part 1 Basic Overview
  • Money Transfers Part 2 large Sums*
  • Money Transfers Part 3 Regular & Ongoing Transfers
  • Mortgages: General Overview*
  • How to Get a Mortgage in Detail, with Simulation*
  • Current Mortgage & Bank Lending Landscape (04.2024)
  • How to Legally Pay Your House Cleaner & Other Home Service Help*

Taxes

  • The Differences in Tax Advisors: Portugal & the US*
  • US Tax Requirements for US Citizen Foreign Residents*
  • 2024 US Tax Changes: Essential Updates for Americans in Portugal*
  • How to Work with Tax Accountant Support for US Tax¬†Filing from Abroad*
  • Common US Tax Requirements Foreign Residents Forget & What to Do if You Do*
  • International Taxes: Myths, Burdens & Opportunities
  • PFICs & FBARs for US Tax & Investment Planning Before You Move*
  • Managing Savings & Investments While Living Abroad (US Focus)*
  • Town Hall: Managing Investments While Living Abroad (US Focus)*
  • Step-by-step: How to Prepare Portuguese Taxes Using an Online Tool
  • Town Hall: Filing Portuguese Taxes
  • Filing Portuguese Taxes: How to Prepare, Avoid Mistakes & File Successfully
  • Freelancer Portuguese Taxes Explained*
  • Freelancer Portuguese Tax Reporting Obligations*¬†
  • NHR Tax Regime: Explanation & Implications
  • Town Hall: After the Vote - NHR Status, Reality Check & Strategies
  • Post-NHR Currency Strategies & Case Studies
  • Cryptocurrency Update

US Citizen Focus

  • The Differences in Tax Advisors: Portugal & the US*
  • US Tax Requirements for US Citizen Foreign Residents*
  • 2024 US Tax Changes: Essential Updates for Americans in Portugal*
  • How to Work with Tax Accountant Support for US Tax¬†Filing from Abroad*
  • Common US Tax Requirements Foreign Residents Forget & What to Do if You Do*
  • International Taxes: Myths, Burdens & Opportunities
  • PFICs & FBARs for US Tax & Investment Planning Before You Move*
  • Managing Savings & Investments While Living Abroad (US Focus)*
  • Town Hall: Managing Investments While Living Abroad (US Focus)*
  • How to Vote From Abroad for US Citizens*¬†¬†

 

 

Housing - Rented

  • Renting Property General Overview
  • Renting for the First Time: Success Tips & Watchouts
  • 6 Tips to Secure¬†Rental Housing for Your Residency Application*
  • Tenants' Rights & Obligations - What the Law Says*
  • How to Assess Your Rental Property Lease (for Tenants)
  • Apartments: What to Expect
  • Houses: What to Expect
  • Demystifying Property Listings*
  • Property Checklist for Renters & Buyers*
  • Buying vs. Renting Pros & Cons*
  • How to Manage Mo(u)ld, Mildew & Damp*
  • Home Maintenance: Need-to-Know Basics for Houses & Apartments

 

 

 

Housing - Owned

  • Buying a Home General Overview
  • Apartments: What to Expect
  • Houses: What to Expect
  • Demystifying Property Listings*
  • Property Checklist for Renters & Buyers*
  • Buying vs. Renting Pros & Cons*
  • Property Inspection Common Issues & Watchouts Part 1
  • Property Inspection Common Issues & Watchouts Part 2
  • How to Search for a Home & Negotiate Property Purchases
  • Role of a Buyer's Agent
  • Unique Differences in Portugal's Property Purchase Process
  • Buying Property: All the Documents in Detail
  • How to Buy Bank-owned Property
  • New-build Properties
  • Buying Ruins: Real Estate Perspective
  • Renovating Ruins: Architect Perspective
  • Buying & Renovating Older Property Part 1 Pre-purchase Essentails
  • Buying & Renovating Older Property Part 2 How to Know You're Making the Right Choice
  • Buying & Renovating Older Property Part 3 Getting Ready to Renovate
  • How to Buy Land: Unique Differences in the Purchase Process
  • Rural Portugal: What Life is Like, What to Buy, What to Avoid*
  • Building a Home: How to Avoid the Pitfalls From an Architect's Perspective
  • Sustainable Housing: What to Know
  • Solar Energy: What to Know
  • Utilities Explained: Electricity, Gas, Water
  • Communications Explained: Internet, Phone, Cable
  • Mortgages: General Overview*
  • How to Get a Mortgage in Detail, with Simulation*
  • Money Transfers Large Sums*
  • Town Hall: Housing Crisis Fact or Fiction?
  • How to Manage Mo(u)ld, Mildew & Damp*
  • Home Maintenance: Need-to-Know Basics for Houses & Apartments*
  • Furnishing Your Home Beyond IKEA
  • Using Color to Transform Your Home
  • How to Manage Rental Property*

Moving & Relocation

  • Should I Stay or Should I Go? If You're on the Fence About Moving
  • How to Research Your Move Abroad
  • Roadmap to Portugal: Milestones, Resources & What to Expect
  • How to Decide Where to Live: Workshop & Workbook
  • Where Should I Live Part 1 Weather by Region
  • Where Should I Live Part 2 Lifestyle by Region
  • Where Should I Live Part 3 Cost of Living by Region
  • Rural Portugal: What Life is Like, What to Buy, What to Avoid
  • Moving with Parents
  • What to Bring, What to Leave Behind
  • What I Wish I Had Known Before Moving
  • The International Shipping Process Unpacked
  • How to Ship Art, Antiques and Valuable Items
  • How to Ship Your Car
  • How to Relocate Your Pets on Commercial Flights*
  • Pets on Jets: How to Relocate Your Pets by Chartered Plane*
  • Settling In: What to Expect, Things to Accomplish the First Few Months

Scouting Trip Prep

  • Get the Most from Your Scouting Trip: Tools & Tips for a Successful Outcome
  • Scouting Trip Prep Where to Explore Northern Portugal
  • Scouting Trip Prep: Where to Explore Porto, Braga, Guimar√£es
  • Scouting Trip Prep: Where to Explore Central Portugal
  • Scouting Trip Prep: Where to Explore Viseu & Surrounding
  • Scouting Trip Prep: Where to Explore Coimbra
  • Scouting Trip Prep: Where to Explore Silver Coast
  • Scouting Trip Prep: Silver Coast's Lesser-known Hidden Gems
  • Scouting Trip Prep: Where to Explore Ribatejo Part 1 Santar√©m, Almeirim & Southern Ribatejo
  • Scouting Trip Prep: Where to Explore in the Ribatejo Part 2 Torres Novas, Goleg√£, Chamusca & Central Ribatejo
  • Scouting Trip Prep: Where to Explore in the Ribatejo Part 3: Abrantes & the Riverside Settlements
  • Scouting Trip Prep: Where to Explore Sesimbra & Azeit√£o¬†

Pets

  • Pet Culture: What to Know as a Pet Parent
  • Town Hall: Experienced Foreign Resident Pet Parents
  • How to Relocate Pets on Commercial Flights*
  • Pets on Jets: How to Relocate Pets by Chartered Plane*
  • Pet Insurance Overview
  • Animal Shelter Volunteering & Rehoming / How to Adopt a Pet

 

 

Daily Life - Location & Living

  • The Golf Lifestyle
  • The Algarve Lifestyle
  • The Cascais Lifestyle
  • Rural Life: What it's Like, What to Buy, What to Avoid*
  • Life in Braga
  • Life in Matosinhos
  • Life in Nazar√©
  • Life on the Silver Coast
  • Life in Coimbra
  • Life in Tomar
  • Life in Sintra
  • Life in Lisbon
  • Life in Cascais
  • Life in S√£o Jo√£o do Estoril
  • Life in Sesimbra
  • Life in Set√ļbal
  • Life in Lagos
  • Life in Madeira

Living

  • Utilities Explained: Electricity Gas, Water*
  • Communications Explained: Internet, Phone, Cable
  • Town Hall: Phone Transition Tips
  • Guide to Your Consumer Rights*
  • Things¬†I Wish I Had Known Before I Moved
  • How to Vote From Abroad for US Citizens*
  • How to Get Married as a Foreign Resident or Visitor
  • How to Legally Pay Your House Cleaner & Other Home Services
  • Afpop: Resource for Foreign Residents

Daily Life - Culture & Community

  • Find Your Tribe*¬†
  • Phases of Adjustment*
  • Being LGBTQ+
  • Moving as a Single Female
  • Politics & Government: Structure, System, Parties & Role of Citizens
  • Understanding Portugal Through its Pre/Post Revolution Period
  • Town Hall: Political System Follow-up: Portugal & the European Union
  • Town Hall: Impact of the 2024 Parlimentary Elections
  • Town Hall: Our Emigration Experience - Realizations, Decisions & Compromises
  • Volunteering: Find Your Community
  • Animal Shelter Volunteering & Rehoming / How to Adopt a Pet*
  • Navigate the Food Landscape: Wine
  • Navigate the Food Landscape Olive Oil
  • Navigate the Food Landscape: Cheese
  • Navigate the Food Landscape: Regional Dishes
  • Navigate the Food Landscape: Meat
  • Navigate the Food Landscape: Port Wine
  • Navigate the Food Landscape: Sustainable Low-intervention Wine
  • Navigate the Food Landscape: Coffee
  • Navigate the Food Landscape: Salt
  • Navigate the Food Landscape: Tea
  • Backstage History: Queen Philippa of Lancaster

Legal Information

  • The Law: What Foreign Residents Should Know Part 1 - Preparation
  • The Law: What Foreign Residents Should Know Part 2 - If There's Trouble
  • Guide to Your Consumer Rights
  • Tenants' Rights & Obligations*
  • Road Safety Laws*
  • The Court System Explained
  • How to Prepare a Legal Will as a Foreign Resident¬†
  • A Lawyer's Role in Property Purchase
  • The Complaints Book / Livro de Reclama√ß√Ķes Explained

 

 

Business & Employment

  • How to Network in Portugal
  • Labor Law: Before You Sign an Employment Contract
  • Freelancer Portuguese Taxes Explained
  • Freelancer Portuguese Tax Reporting Obligations
  • How to Legally Set Up a Business Part 1
  • How to Legally Set Up a Business Part 2
  • Town Hall: Common First Year Business Mistakes
  • Town Hall: NHR for Business/Working Residents

 

 

Education & Language

  • How to Choose a Portuguese Language Teacher & Type of Learning
  • Tips to Improve Learning Portuguese
  • Success Factors to Learn Portuguese & More Tips to Learn the Language
  • How to Improve Your Language Mindset
  • CIPLE Exam Prep: What to Know About the Portuguese Language Test
  • How to Choose Schools for Your Kids
  • Public/State School System Overview
  • Public/Private School System Comparison: Foreign Resident Parent Panel
  • Education Alternatives to Public and Private School
  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program Explained: Parent/Teacher Perspective

Transportation

  • How to Exchange Your Driving License
  • How to Ship Your Car
  • How to Buy a Car
  • How to Buy a Second-hand Car (& Import One from the European Union)
  • How to Lease a Car
  • Car Insurance Overview
  • Road Safety Laws: Most Common¬†Need-to-Know's¬†for Foreign Residents*
  • Electric Cars
  • Roadway Tolls, Parking & Mandatory Car Inspection