Owning a Vehicle in Portugal

Find out how to buy or import a car or bike in Portugal, plus information on registering, insuring and making it road legal once the paperwork is completed...

Whether behind the wheel of a car or motorbike, drivers in Portugal have to make sure that their vehicles are registered, insured and roadworthy. In this section there is detailed information on vehicle insurance and the compulsory road worthiness test, as well as details about Green Card cover for when driving in Europe.

In the market for a car? This section covers the processes and paperwork involved in buying a new car in Portugal, as well as details on how to go about the private sale or purchase and re-registering of a second-hand used car.

Thinking of bringing a car from your home country? Details on the registration, taxes and customs requirements needed to import a car or bike from inside or outside of the European Union can be found in this section too.