Moving to Portugal

Moving to Portugal | Moving to Portugal from UK | Removals to Portugal | Removals Quote to Portugal

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Why Moving to Portugal Makes Sense

If you’re moving to Portugal you’ll be happy to hear it’s currently considered ‘The Best Destination in the World’ by the World Travel Awards. Responding to the accolade, Portugal’s Secretary of State for Tourism, Ana Mendes Godhino, said “ We are an authentic, innovative, reinvented country that combines a wide variety of experiences and landscapes, a country that combines cosmopolitanism, history, tradition, sun, nature and gastronomy. A country that knows and enjoys to welcome everyone.

Schepens has been moving people to Portugal from the UK for over a century now. Our clients have always loved the mixture of ancient ports, vibrant cities and glorious, sunny beaches. Our more recent movers are looking for a more relaxed way of life, a lower cost of living, and great gastronomy. Now we’re seeing more millenials taking advantage of the gig economy to allow them to live in Lisbon and Porto.

Please call 01794 323558 for your free no obligation quote on moving to Portugal!

Choosing Your Moving Partner for Removals to Portugal

Whether you’re taking time out, looking to retire, or wanting a better life for your family, Schepens has the European removals experience to make your move trouble free. We’re a 4th generation, family run company that’s been managing stress-free moves for our customers since 1911. Our dedicated Move Co-ordinators combine local knowledge with professional project management to ensure a professional, stress-free process.

The Role of the Schepens Move Co-ordinator

Your Move Co-ordinator will carry out a survey of your moving requirements, so we can prepare an accurate removals quote. We have learnt that every move is unique so we create a bespoke moving package for every client. If you have any goods or furniture that require storage, we can arrange a door-to-door service. We can also create a tailored moving process for fragile or valuable items.

Moving to Portugal From UK

Schepens can help with the basics of settling in to your new home in Portugal:

Visa Requirements – Whilst the UK is still a member of the EU there are no visa requirements to travel to Portugal. After 3 months you’ll need to register with your local Town Hall. Obtaining your residency certificate will give you access to social security, healthcare and education.

Healthcare – Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will give you access to emergency medical care for the first 3 months of your stay. Thereafter you will need an NHS user number which is issued by your local healthcare centre. Portuguese healthcare, like the NHS, can involve waiting lists so many UK movers take out private health insurance to supplement it.

Education – Portugal is a great place to bring up children, and the highly ranked education system is free. All schools have Portuguese as their first language, which is fine if your children are young enough to learn quickly. Otherwise there are a number of excellent independent schools that teach the UK curriculum in English.

A Bespoke Service for Removals to Portugal

Ideally you will want your goods to arrive in Portugal on the day you move into your new home. We ship regularly to this location. That means that we can offer flexible scheduling, and either a dedicated or shared container. Our range of services includes:

  • Packing – our professional BAR trained packers can support your move in whatever way you wish.
  • Insurance – all your goods will be insured whilst in transit. Should you require additional insurance, we can provide cover.
  • Storage – Schepens provides a door-to-door service and secure, fully managed storage facilities.
  • Specialist Removals – if you have a valuable antique, fragile sculpture, or beloved piano that you wish to include in your move, we will manage a tailored process.
  • Removals Fleet – Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

A Track Record We’re Proud Of

Our customers tell us when we get things wrong, and we always listen when they do. More often, they tell us about the things we get right – these regularly include: friendly, professional removals teams; a prompt and proactive approach to problem solving, and an individual service from the first phone call onwards.


Moving to Portugal

Schepens organise removals to and from the major towns, cities, and areas in Portugal, including: AlbufeiraAlgarveAlmada, Amadora, Amora, Aveiro, The Azores, Barreiro, Beja, Braga, Braganca, Carvoeiro, Cascais, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Estoril, Evora, Faro, Fatima, Guarda, Guimarães, Lagos, Leiria, Lisbon, Madeira, Obidos, Parede, Portalegre, Porto, Santarem, Setubal, Sintra, Tomar, Valença Do Minho, Viana do Castelo, Vila Nova De Mil Fontes, Vila Real and Viseu.


If you’re planning a move to Portugal, why not talk to our removals team on 01794 323558 to find out how we can support you?