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    February 26, 2024
    Law of Nationality Update

    Following our previous articles on the recent changes to the Portuguese Law of Nationality, we can now inform that the President of Portugal has now signed off the decree from Parliament that approved the said changes. This was the final act in the legislative process and consequently the law will now be published in the official gazette and become effective.

    As we previously informed, although the changes to the law cover different topics and areas regarding obtaining Portuguese nationality, one of the most relevant is the change on the way the 5 years required to apply for nationality will now be considered. From now on, this residency period will be counted from the date of submission of the residency application, regardless of the moment when such residency is effectively approved.

    This is a highly relevant change that will affect thousands of applicants and will end a previously unbalanced system where the long time that applicants were waiting for their residency application to be processed was not considered. This will also add further credibility and stability regarding the Portuguese nationality system as applicants can now be sure that the period required for obtaining a Portuguese passport will effectively be 5 years, regardless of the time the authorities take to process their residency applications.

    As indicated above, the changes will become effective with the publication in the official gazette, which should happen very shortly. We will inform accordingly.

    Please feel free to contact us for any questions regarding this matter.

    April 11, 2024

    On March 14th 2024 the Moving to Portugal Show in central London saw a notable attendance, indicating a growing interest among British buyers in relocating to Portugal.

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    April 8, 2024

    After our successful trip in February, Edge is returning to the USA this April to continue to provide expert legal advice for Americans looking at Portugal for investment and residency. This time we will be again in Los Angeles and San Francisco but we will also be adding New York and Miami to our roadshow.

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    February 23, 2024

    Are you eager to become well-versed in Portuguese investments?

    The Living in Portugal USA Roadshow is the place you need to be!

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