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News from afpop - Friday 11th of September 2020

Included in this briefing: 1. Contingency State - new regulations, 2. Travel to UK,3. Documents,4. SEF,5. October UPDATE Magazine, 6. Satellite Offices, 7. Area E...

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News from afpop - Friday 11th of September 2020

News from afpop - Friday 31st of July 2020

Included in this briefing: 1. Lisbon Metropolitan Area, 2. Flights to Portugal, 3. Links to other countries, 4. Pre travel form, 5. Interactive Covid map, 6. Bars and nightcl...

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News from afpop - Friday 31st of July 2020

News from afpop - Friday 10th of July Update

Included in this briefing: 1. Flights to Portugal, 2. Arrival in other countries, 3. UK travel form, 4. Travel through Europe, 5. Links to other countries, 6. Interactive Co...

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News from afpop - Friday 10th of July Update

Alcoholic gel in cars

Members who receive the 'News from afpop" mailings will know that one of the measures that the government have constantly advised in the fight against Covid-19 is the use of hand gels and many if not all Members will no doubt be followi...

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Alcoholic gel in cars

News from afpop - Friday 26th of June update

1. Overview, 2. The three states, 3. Fines, 4. Table of restrictions, 5. Fires

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News from afpop - Friday 26th of June update

Beach Safety

The beach is the main destination for many in the summer. However we must be careful when visiting an unguarded beach, mainly because the sea is very treacherous and the hazards are not always immediately obvious. When a beach is guarded th...

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Beach Safety

News from afpop - Tuesday 23rd June update

Included in this briefing: 1. Odiáxere party, 2. Lisbon restrictions, 3. Masks and visors.

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News from afpop - Tuesday 23rd June update

Damage to unattended vehicles

Recently a Member returned to their car which was parked in a carpark, to find that someone had reversed into it, in fact still was reversing into as she entered the carpark. Fortunately she witnessed the damage and was able to take details...

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Damage to unattended vehicles

'News from afpop" - Wednesday June 17th update

Included in this briefing: 1. Shopping centres, 2. Activity centres, 3. Lisbon, 4. Gymnasiums/Swimming pools (Saunas/Turkish baths, At risk groups), 5. ...

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'News from afpop" - Wednesday June 17th update

'News from afpop" - Tuesday June 9th update

Included in this briefing: 1. AGM, 2. Phase 3 extended, 3. Info Praia App, 4. Airports, 5. Public Holidays

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'News from afpop" - Tuesday June 9th update

Used cars - did you know?

New or second-hand cars are, by law, entitled to a two-year warranty from the date of purchase. However, if you purchase a car in a private sale of course the seller in not obliged to give any guarantee. In that case it is highly advisable ...

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Used cars - did you know?

Ground clearance dates

It's that time of year when the Bombeiros and councils are warning us to clear the flammable debris from around our homes. Members will no doubt have seen information that is already being circulated about the need to clean trees and shrubs...

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Ground clearance dates

What to do if you lose your wallet with the documents

We know what to do if we lose our bank cards or find that they have been used fraudulently, but what about other documents? Passports and identity cards for example. Did you know that you can report those to the Bank of Portugal (BdP), or w...

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What to do if you lose your wallet with the documents

How long to keep an invoice

Whether for guarantees, claims or proof of payment, invoices can have different purposes and it"s important to know how to manage them.

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How long to keep an invoice

Receiving parcels from abroad

From time to time we may decide to purchase items via the internet for delivery to an address in Portugal, or we may have family members and friends who send us parcels with or without our knowledge. Sometimes these parcels arrive seemingly...

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Receiving parcels from abroad

Cleaning chimneys

As summer comes to a close each year, we are often asked if we have a chimneysweep in the Advantage Directory and we are pleased to tell Members that we now do have a sweep, Neill Bailey, offering services to Members. We asked Neill if he h...

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Cleaning chimneys

Prevention of burglary in the home

Earlier this year officers of the GNR visited home owners across the region, and afpop Members may have been visited as part of the operation, to talk about their home security and offer advice on how to avoid being victims of burglary, but...

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Prevention of burglary in the home

News from afpop - Monday June 1st update

News from afpop - Monday June 1st. Included in this briefing: 1. Voluntary isolation, 2. Increased gathering size, 3. Auditoriums and sports halls, ...

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News from afpop - Monday June 1st update

Friday May 29th Update

News from afpop - Friday May 29th Update Included in this briefing: 1. afpop office re-opening/office maintenance, 2. Annual General meeting 3. Churches, ...

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Friday May 29th Update

Identity Theft

Do you casually discard your letters and receipts? If you don't usually worry about issues like identity theft, it's time to pay more attention. Sadly identity theft is becoming ever more insidious as we are being forced to live more of our...

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Identity Theft

Appointments fact sheet

Appointments: We have prepared a Fact Sheet (in English) for afpop Members

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Appointments fact sheet

Tuesday May 19th update

Included in this briefing: Beaches - the basics, The beach 'app", Restaurants....

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Tuesday May 19th update

News from afpop - Friday 8th of May

Included in this briefing: 1. Phase 1, 2. Masks, 3 Appointments, 4. Phase 2, 5.Restaurants, 6. Beaches, 7. Fire Clearance, 8. Garden waste, 9. Documents, 10. Reminders

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News from afpop - Friday 8th of May

State of Public Calamity measures 1st May 2020

Included in this briefing: 1. State of Public Calamity phases 2. Opening calendar 3. Masks and other information

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State of Public Calamity measures 1st May 2020

Wednesday April 29th news update

1. State of Emergency update, 2. Travel restrictions 1st May, 3. Shops, restaurants and kindergartens, 4. Masks, 5. Clean and Safe, 6. Land clearance reminder, 7. Garden waste, 8. IRS, IMI and IUC reminder, 9. Recyclable was...

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Wednesday April 29th news update
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What is afpop?

Specialises in providing a comprehensive range of information services and support to foreign residents and visitors to Portugal. We can assist in keeping you up-to-date with new and existing legislation, along with social events for all of our members.

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That is invaluable information and thank you for the efforts you have put in on this subject. Alexander
Many thanks indeed for this information and please forgive my belated response to your kindness and help. This was exactly what I needed! Warmest best wishes to you and all at afpop. Anna
Thank you very much for your information of Wills in Portugal. It is of great help. Member Nº 12573
I feel reassured that the information is both correct and impartial. That's our membership fee for the year saved in one go!!! Member Nº 13013
What an amazing and professional service you give. I will be in touch with the Pensions office in England and will follow your instructions. Should I need your assistance again I will be in touch. Member Nº 2148
Many thanks for your advice re getting my residencia. I downloaded the forms, made the appointment, and went there this morning! Hopefully they will have the document ready for me to pick up tomorrow. Your help was invaluable and I am most grateful. Member Nº 8148
Thank you so much for the list of tax advisors! You have been a big help to us, and we appreciate your excellent customer service! Member Nº 12890
Thank you for sorting this out for us it is a great relief to know we do not have to do anything further. Member Nº 12384
Thank you so much for sending these regulations they are exactly what I wanted, is there any possibility you have a portuguese version as well. If you have I would appreciate it if you could let me have one as well. Also the Directory is useful too. Member Nº 8312
That is invaluable information and thank you for the efforts you have put in on this subject. Member Nº 10564
Many thanks indeed for this information and please forgive my belated response to your kindness and help. This was exactly what I needed! Warmest best wishes to you and all at afpop Member Nº 12654
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