European Union Citizen Certificate
With the EUCC, citizens from EU countries can live in Portugal without the need to apply for a visa.
Let us help you navigate the complexities of immigration with ease, turning your dream of Portuguese residency into a reality.
Europeans in Portugal
The European Union Citizen Certificate (EUCC) is your key to a fresh start in Portugal. This certificate simplifies the process of settling in Portugal for EU citizens, offering a straightforward path to residency.
Why moving to Portugal?
Listed below are the documents we will assist you in acquiring:
A valid passport is required as proof of identity and citizenship within the EU.
The Portuguese tax identification number, essential for financial and administrative procedures in Portugal.
Evidence of your financial situation, such as bank statements or income sources, to demonstrate sufficient funds for living in Portugal. It’s recommended to provide statements from Portuguese bank institutions.
Proof of residence in Portugal, either through a rental agreement or property ownership documents.
How Can We Help You?
The initial step in the process and is crucial for proceeding further. This stage involves applying for a Número de Identificação Fiscal (NIF), which is essential for financial and legal activities in Portugal.
The subsequent essential step in your journey after obtaining your NIF. This phase involves setting up a Portuguese bank account, a fundamental requirement for managing your financial transactions in Portugal.
A crucial phase in establishing your presence in Portugal. We collaborate closely with trusted real estate agents and landlords across Portugal to ensure a broad selection of properties that cater to your preferences and needs.
Our team conducts a thorough review of all the necessary documents to ensure they meet the stringent requirements for a successful visa application. We go beyond mere review; our services include drafting the Letter of Intent, guidance through the procedure for obtaining the local Criminal Record Certificate, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
The European Union Citizen Certificate (EUCC) is a residency certificate issued to EU citizens who wish to live in Portugal for more than three months. It serves as official proof of residence and legal status in Portugal.
Any citizen from a European Union (EU) member state, as well as citizens from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, are eligible to apply for the EUCC when planning to reside in Portugal for an extended period.
You should apply for the EUCC at the local city hall (Câmara Municipal) or a branch of the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) in the area where you reside in Portugal.
Yes, you must be in Portugal to apply for the EUCC. The application is part of the process of registering your residency after arriving in the country.
Yes, you need to have proof of accommodation in Portugal, such as a rental agreement or property ownership documents, as part of the application process for the EUCC.
While it’s generally straightforward for EU citizens, your application can be denied if you fail to meet the necessary requirements, such as proving sufficient means of subsistence or failing to provide the necessary documentation.
The EUCC is initially valid for five years. After this period, you can apply for permanent residency, which is valid indefinitely, although the document itself may need to be renewed every ten years.
Yes, the EUCC is linked to your Portuguese address. If you change your address, you need to update your residency information with the local authorities.