Removals to Algarve | Movers to Portugal | Removals from UK to Portugal | European Removals to Portugal
Think of the Algarve and visions of beautiful sandy beaches come to mind, fringed with stunning cliffs, punctuated with perfectly formed bays and drenched in glorious sunshine. The West Coast bears the brunt of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean – and the tourists, whilst the lesser known East Coast with its secluded port towns and hidden beaches is currently considered the country’s best kept secret.
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Setting aside the glorious location for a moment, the Algarve has long been a popular destination for expats because of its cost of living which has remained appreciably lower than most other Western European destinations. The area is known for its openness and friendliness to new arrivals, but young families considering moving here should bear in mind that jobs are extremely hard to come by in the region.
Choose Schepens for Your Removals to Algarve
Whether you’re planning to retire to the Algarve, or you’re looking for a better life in the sun for your family, you’ll be looking for a reliable and experienced removals partner to help you with your removals from UK to Portugal. Schepens is a family-run removals company that has been helping people move to the Algarve for over 100 years. We have the professional experience to be able to promise you a stress-free move.
Moving with Schepens is managed by a dedicated Move Co-Ordinator who will help you to draw up a detailed ‘Removals Plan’ which will provide you with the framework for your removals process. This will include plotting the deadlines you’ll need to hit for a streamlined removals, and determining how much of your UK household you’ll be packing up and sending to your new home.
Schepens for Algarve Removals and Storage
At Schepens we aim for the ideal moving experience, and that means the prompt arrival of your UK shipment in the Algarve to coincide with your arrival at your new property. Schepens transports a number of shipping consignments to the Algarve each week which allows us to be flexible with our scheduling, and with our transportation options. We provide a choice of either dedicated or shared containers for transporting your goods.
Early on, in your planning for your removals to Portugal, your Move Co-Ordinator discuss any non-standard items that you might want to include in the move. Over the years we have successfully managed the transport of valuable antiques, pianos, harps and fragile sculptures and works of art. We provide bespoke transportation and insurance in these cases. Should you need to store items in the UK, Schepens provides a door-to-door service and secure storage across the UK.
Obtaining a Residence Permit
Living and working in the Algarve requires a Registration Certificate, which can be obtained from your local City Council. Once you’ve held a Residence Certificate for 5 years you’ll be eligible for a permanent Residence Certificate from the Foreigners and Borders Service. When you have this documentation you’ll be able to access all the rights and services available to Portuguese citizens.
Healthcare in the Algarve
The public healthcare system in Portugal is challenging to both expats and locals. Private healthcare is the recommended option and is becoming more readily available and most banks in Portugal now offer information on healthcare insurance providers. Most doctors and healthcare professionals speak English and obtaining medication through prescriptions is much cheaper than buying them from pharmacies.
Education in the Algarve
There is excellent free education provision in the Algarve from kindergarten right through to secondary education, and children who don’t speak Portuguese are given one-to-one language support outside their normal classes. The Algarve has a number of English speaking International Schools, and there are specialised artistic education courses for students wishing to work in dance, theatre or the visual arts.
A Range of Schepens Services
Most people who we move to the Algarve have little or no experience of moving to another country, and every single move brings its own unique elements and challenges. That’s why we work with every single client to create a bespoke removals package to suit their individual needs. Your Move Co-ordinator will help with the creation of your plan:
- Packing – our uniformed, BAR trained removals specialists can pack for you, or help with the labelling of your packing boxes. If you prefer to pack your house up yourself, we would be happy to offer advice, tips and professional packing materials.
- Insurance – we offer peace of mind, which means fully insured removals. In addition, we can offer accidental damage and extended liability policies.
- Storage – we can easily schedule in storage of any items or furniture which you wish to leave in the UK. Your stored goods will be kept secure in one of Schepens secure storage facilities.
- 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.
Schepens combines the local with the international for their European removals to Portugal. We are proud of our excellent track record in moving clients successfully to their new home. We guarantee a professional, streamlined service and our proactive removals staff are experienced enough to know how to manage any problems that should occur.
Let Schepens take the strain of your removals to the Algarve, so that you can start looking forward to your new life in the sunshine!
Schepens organise removals to and from the major towns, cities, and areas in Portugal, including: Albufeira, Algarve, Almada, 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.