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Has it? I thought this thread was all about trying to help somebody with information about obtaining residency in Portugal and associated issues but as often happens it is plagued with bystanders who like to drift it off topic.Because this thread has dipped in and out of general residential issues throughout Europe.
I suggest you don't make such stupid allegations without knowing the facts and wording of policies, I'm fully insured.I couldn't give a thruppenny bit about Portugal, but I think that giving advice about driving illegally without insurance should be challenged, do you not agree?
In Portugal it is my understanding that rather than apply for a biometric permit, we will be emailed by SEF and invited to attend to get them?As for Covid restrictions, we've applied for our biometric TIE cards and have received them.
Think you have trawled back and part quoted a post from me back-along (#195)."Before you ask how will they know where you are, your passport is checked every time you enter or leave Portugal. The forthcoming biometric residency permit coupled with the Schengen Database, will make tracking your movements even more easy."
There are no passport checks at the border if you are in a car!
The point is that I believe residency becomes invalid if a person spends more than 183 days continuously out of the country. However without land border controls who is to know?Think you have trawled back and part quoted a post from me back-along.
You will recall my full post identified that you would be checked when you left the Schengen Zone, which would invariably happen if you depart from a marina or by air. I went on to concede that so long as you remained in the Schengen Zone, your movements may escape detection.
This thread is trying to give advice on residency in Portugal so I am increasingly interested why people who have no interest in residency in Portugal are determined to drift this thread off the topic?
Why do you keep giving false information? As you seem to be a self-appointed expert on Portugal although AFAIK never having had residence, you should be aware that many of us with residence actually have "dual residence" so spend more than 3 months in two countries. Perhaps you can explain how one meets the criteria in both countries?As you like guys , don't kill anyone in your uninsured cars...
One is not supposed to hold licenses in two EU countries at the same time but we only have a couple of months to go and as you say, no info yet about >01/01/21. Although Clancy may disagree according to DVLA when I spoke to them, the mother country normally takes precedence.If you get a driving licence in a EU country that you spend time in as UK will be out of the EU can you apply for your UK licence to be reissued?
As I understand it you are only entitled to drive in any country on a foreign licence for a limited number of days 90? I am thinking of the many that might spend say 7 months in an EU country one year and then 5 months in UK yet next year the periods are reversed.
Hence you will be illegal in one country at some time.
Certainly if you are NZ, Australian, US or Canadian most retain their mother countries driving licence.
This is possibly an aspect that has not been sorted yet with brexit with the many other more important aspects to be sorted.
Anyone know any facts?
You miss the point. From 1st Jan21 the UK will be a separate country - what then.One is not supposed to hold licenses in two EU countries at the same time but we only have a couple of months to go and as you say, no info yet about >01/01/21. Although Clancy may disagree according to DVLA when I spoke to them, the mother country normally takes precedence.
As I'm still tax resident and citizen of UK and my license is still current on DVLA database (and I haven't received my Portuguese one) I obtained a replacement.
CP'Why do you keep giving false information? As you seem to be a self-appointed expert on Portugal'
I will bow out now the insults have started. Indeed, good luck Webby.