My wife went to Faro on the 11th July to renew here Portuguese Driving Licence. She paid the €30 fee and was told it would be about 6 months b4 she gets it back. In the meantime she was given the standard bit of A4 paper to confirm it was in for renewal should she get pulled by the Police. This paper is valid until the 11th Jan 2015 and as yet her new licence hasn't come back. If it still hasn't returned by the time the temporary piece of paper expires does she have to go all the way to Faro to get the paper renewed or can she just carry on using it past the11th Jan? as no doubt if she gets stopped by the police they would know what is happening with her licence via their computer system........or am I assuming too much here!! Amazingly an elderly friend who has to renew her licence every 2 years sent it in for renewal in September and got it back in just 2 weeks! Maybe one of you clever people out there has had the same problem so your advice/experience on this matter may help me out. Happy New Year to you all
Hi, my mother-in-law is 88 and I believe she needs to register her licence at the IMT in Faro. (She is an excellent driver)The info from Faro is that this procedure currently takes all day, is there another way to register her licence without her standing around all day?She has Portuguese residency now but I believe that she now has 90 days to register her licence.Any help/advice appreciated.Grea
I am a Dutch Citizen with Portuguese Residency. I recently bought a truck in The Netherlands and drove it back to Portugal with the intention to make it into a motorhome.I have searched for how to transfer the registration to Portuguese but I am having a difficult time finding the calculation of taxes and which category the vehicle falls into on this link. IT also doesn't seem to offer the option for a used vehicle to be firt registered before 2005?https://aduaneiro.portaldasfinancas.gov.pt/jsp/main.jsp?body=/ia/simuladorISV.jspIt is a 3 seater, 3 tonne Box truck manufactured in 1998.Can anyone offer any asssistance?Thanks
January this year I invited my nephew to visit us in Lagos. We bought him a Greenbus ticket both ways. On the return way the car happened to hit a fox. The delay caused by this accident caused my nephew to miss his flight. Although very polite I don'the seem to be able to get the transfer company to take any responsibility for his loss. Anybody havIing similar experience? Any advice?
Hello.I am looking for a British Garrage with Autogas / LPG experience or one with at least an english speaking staff?Any place in the Algarve or even Portugal would be great. I need a repair done on a fairly complex LGP install and need to be able to communicate the issue over to them as easy as possible.Any recommendations?Thanks,Paul.
Dear all, I am slightly confused as to what is the legal requirement given that the pages here state a test centre certificate and noise assessment is required yet the government state MOT's are required from this October for machines over 250cc. I have just imported my Harley on UK plates with a UK headlight and my current UK MOT expires in August. I seek advice on what is the law as even speaking at my local GNR HQ I have obtained different advice! I have the machine insured Fully comp 365 days EU use, but I wonder if I need to carry a road worthiness certificate. Anybody sure of the actual Law? Regards Nick.I am also seeking an EU headlight for a 1200c Harley Sportster should anybody have one available please.
A new system of penalty points for traffic violations came into force today, June 1st 2016.The Road Safety Authority has produced a leaflet which explains the major changes. It was in Portuguese so we have translated it and posted it here for people to download if they wish. http://i.imgur.com/sULekDg.jpg(NB translation errors are our own) All Portuguese driving licences will be allocated 12 points. When drivers commit an offence points will be deducted from the driving licence on a sliding scale - according to a definition of how serious is the offence. For example, 2 points will be taken away for a “serious” breach of traffic rules and regulations (contraordenação grave)and 4 points for a “very serious” infraction, while a road crime will result in the loss of 6 points all at once.About one third of deaths in driving accidents are caused by alcohol related incidents, so driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs carries additional penalties. A serious violation with a blood-alcohol level of 0.5 g/litre will result in the loss of 3 points, and “very serious” at 0.8 to 1.2g/litre costs 5 points.When there are 4 points left on a licence the driver must attend additional road safety training. At only 2 points left the driver must re-take the written part of the driving test. Loss of all 12 points will result in the driving ban for 2 years after which the driver must take and pass the driving exam again. Every 3 years without crimes or serious code violations 3 points are added back to the licence up to a maximum of 15 points, thereby allowing a driver to retrieve the lost points. This system is already implemented in other European States such as France and Spain - and even the UK where points are added to a licence as a “black mark”. The new regime is intended to bring Portugal intoline while making the sanctions scheme more transparent and easier to understand. All drivers will be able to check easily online the number of points they have left on their licence at the website https://portalcontraordenacoes.ansr.ptwhich is already up and running. SinceJanuary a digital record of all traffic violations has been kept on the new portal which, in turn, is expected to reduce the period for the application of fines from 6 months to 3 months almost immediately. Source: ANRS - AutoridadeNacional de Segurança Rodoviária