Residency Visa and Temorary Visas

Must be requested from SEF (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras). For detailed information consult their site

Tax ID Numer (NIF)

This number can be requested from any Finance office, citizens stores (lojas de cidadão) and in Portuguese Consulates. For a list of citizen store locations consult their site

Driving License

To exchange your driving license from your country to Portugal, go to IMT (Mobility and Transportation Institute). For detailed information consult their site


Kids Corner

Did you know that children can travel for free on all transportation in Lisbon until they are 18 years old. There are even provisions for students in higher education up to the age of 23 and 24 (certain cases).   There are also  discounts for senior citizens, lets not count them out. For detailed information on registering for the various discounts please consult Carris,  site .  Also visit this site for more information on the Viva Card.



Various outlets exist to help you busy your child/children with sports, learning and character building activities.  One easy way is Clube Ola.  As part of the club you will get discounts to various activities, camps and local things to do for your little ones as well as free entrances as selected locations. Check out the site for details on registering and for all of Ola’s partners

General Interests

Several museums and national monuments are free on Sundays and holidays until 2:00 pm for all residents in national territory. For detailed information consult their site .




So you want to make your way around the city but you want to blend in.  Then take all the normal transportation that “Lisbonites” take and you will feel like one of them.  Use to view three options for travel-trams, buses and elevators.   Lets face it, the train is the fastest, but not always the most convenient and you cannot see and experience anything underground. But if you must train it (like for work), visit this site .


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