Health Care & Pensions for Foreign Nationals in Portugal

More and more citizens are looking for a new place to live their retirement. Relocation during retirement to a country with a pleasant climate and a welcoming culture is the purpose to enjoy a new life.
Several factors, such as reduced cost of living, health care excellency, ease of communication in foreign languages, security, advantageous tax conditions and the variety and competitive prices of residential solutions in Portugal have attracted many foreigners seeking this Country to enjoy its retire. Portugal has been successively elected as one of the best destinations in the world to enjoy the retire.
Access and cost of health care are, indeed, one of the main concerns of those who are looking for a place to move in to during their retirement.

The health system is characterized by three coexisting systems: the National Health Service (NHS), recognized as one of the best in the world, special social health insurance schemes for certain professionals (health subsystems) and private health insurance .

The NHS is characterized by being national, universal, general and free, including to foreigners living in Portugal, as long as they register at the local health center.

But there are other reasons that make Portugal one of the most appealing destinations in the world for those looking for a place to enjoy their retirement. Portugal is recognized as the fifth safest country in the world and the crime rate continues to decline. This country also has good leisure and culture facilities and is known for its golf courses from north to south but with special emphasis on the more than 30 courses in Algarve. It has more than 85 blue flag beaches and more than 300 sunshiny days a year.

Who can enjoy retirement in Portugal?

Citizens of the European Union have immediate access, since they can easily obtain residence permits and enjoy the same benefits as nationals can.

Citizens from outside the European Union may also apply for a temporary residence permit for 5 years, at the end of which they can obtain a permanent residence permit.

Citizens will also be able to take advantage of the conditions offered by the Portuguese government to obtain a residence permit for investment (Visa Gold) through the acquisition of a property or the realization of one of the investments listed in Portuguese law and any citizen who has not resided in Portugal In the last five years may benefit from the tax regime for non-habitual residents, which grants exemptions from the taxation of their pensions.


AGPC supports its clients from the provision of information in support of decision-making, through relocation to Portugal, finding the best health care solutions adapted to the needs of each one and assisting in all bureaucratic procedures to ensure a smooth change

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We always try to give you the best information about the possibilities and conditions of investment in Portugal. If you have any questions or need further clarification do not hesitate to contact us.

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