About the Expat Tips Program

About the Expat Tips Program

With the launch of our non-profit organisation in the Algarve, we have decided to add a dedicated section of our website to address common challenges faced by immigrants, as well as visitors and investors to our beautiful region. This service will also act as a referral platform to the appropriate local advisory professionals.

In the past few years the founders of Empowerment Gateway (E.G.) have often been asked to assist and to provide advice on a myriad of issues and at times guidance to foreign residents in the Algarve. Due to our own personal experiences, we know that there is a distinct need for an information hub as a quick answer to common questions.

We believe that the Info Hub will assist individuals that are facing challenges with the bureaucratic aspects relating to living, visiting, owning a holiday home and/or business, and investing in Portugal.

It is common to find that foreign residents often struggle to understand their rights in the complex bureaucratic minefield of current and ever changing Portuguese laws and rules, and we are here to help them in the initial phases, or to guide them on an as-needed basis.

We believe that we are well positioned to make a real difference in the lives and experiences of Expats in Portugal, as well as being in a position to make life easier for residents, visitors, tourists and investors to our beautiful country.

Over time we will publish articles relating to the most common challenges that as residents, visitors or investors face when choosing Portugal as a destination of choice.

Areas that our articles will be covering are:

  • Business
  • Citizenship
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Finance & Tax
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Legal & Legislation
  • Miscellaneous
  • Pensions
  • Property
  • Police Matters
  • Residency
  • Taxation
  • Travel
  • Utilities
  • Wills and Testaments



Please note: The information provided by Empowerment Gateway on https://empowerment-gateway.org website, is based upon our understanding of Portuguese legislation. It is not, nor should it be construed to be legal advice, it is provided freely, in an endeavour that you have sufficient baseline information so as to follow the appropriate steps needed in your particular case.

We strongly recommend that if you are considering taking any action, you should seek the appropriate professional advice and not rely on any articles in this website.