Our Team

Meet afpop

Since 1987 afpop, the largest Association for foreign residents in Portugal, has been providing a comprehensive range of information services and support to foreign residents and visitors to Portugal. The Association’s name afpop, stands for Association of Foreign Property Owners in Portugal, but the great news is you don’t have to be either a foreigner or own property in Portugal to join more than 8,500 existing Members and get up-to-date information and assistance from a dedicated, professional team.

Our Services

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    Information Service

    We provide an information service, including bulletins, a newsletter, and a network of area organisers throughout Portugal.

  • Problem Solving

    Problem Solving

    Problem solving assistance from afpop’s staff, in person at the office in Portimão, or by email or phone.

  • Advisory Services

    Advisory Services

    Access to professional advisory services in English, German and other European languages, as well as Portuguese.

  • Discounts and more

    Discounts and more

    Discounts and other special conditions from over 300 companies and service providers throughout Portugal.

  • Activities


    Seminars, Exhibitions and Social Activities.

  • Relationships


    The promotion of good relations with the Portuguese authorities and people.


Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18, of any nationality.

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afpop is an organisation with non-profit making objectives, founded in 1987, which has evolved into the most important expatriate association in Portugal with the objective of assisting members from all nationalities to make the most of out of living and working there.



The range of services and activities provided through afpop is huge and growing. afpop affords access to the latest information concerning Portuguese laws, offers assistance with issues concerning members and negotiates financial benefits from health, motor and home insurances to many discounts with local traders for our members.



Afpop's professional staff, working from the office in Portimão, assists the voluntary Management Council and Area representatives to help you make the most of living and working in Portugal.

Alliance Partners
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Associate Partners
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  • Golf for Greys
  • NCA Portugal
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