We will be moving to the Obidos area to live permanenetly early next year (2015), but the prices of cars are exorbitant in Portugal! (Why?? It can't just be the high VAT as the price difference is about 30-35%)...ANYWAY, we were wondering what the costs/obstacles would be re. buying a new car in SPAIN or FRANCE, and then registering it in Portugal? ***We are aware there will be tax/duty etc. as the car will be new. (We currently live in Cyprus, so shipping is expensive for our currently owned car-can't just drive it over as the rest of the EU can)...so I am NOT asking about duty-free importation***. ANY REPLY WOULD BE VERY WELCOME! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.
I applied for a Portuguese driving licence over 5 months ago and have still not received it. Just been to the office today who informed me Lisbon is having trouble with producing them and it could be another 1 or 2 months. (in Madeira) I have a hire car booked in the UK in 4 weeks (already paid for), can anyone advise how I could get in touch with the driving licence office in Lisbon to hurry things along? or can some one advise if hire companies will accept the white temporary licence or a photocopy of my UK licence (which was not due to expire for 10 years.
Has anyone taken the portuguese driving test recently or having lessons right now? I need to get my driving licence but am a bit worried about the language issue. I understand quite we'll but speaking is still difficult for me. I've spoken to one school who say they've had students Ike me and have gotten by just fine. Does anyone have any tips or advice, is it easy? I've been driving for 10 years anyway but can't transfer my licence here so it's just a case of making sure I understand we'll enough! Thanks in advance :)
From yesterday 7 November, motorist in the European Union will not be able to dodge penalties if they are driving in a country that is different to the one where their car is registered. Have a look at this link on AngloINFO World: Expat Life: The End of Motoring Immunity in Europe