How to apply for French Nationality

Since Brexit, all that is legally required to remain living in France is a valid residency card. However, there are potential advantages to becoming a naturalised French Citizen. And whilst it is by no means a pre-requisite to live the rest of your days in France, many expats do ultimately choose to apply for French Nationality for a variety of different reasons.

Portugal’s D7 visa explained

Portugal’s D7 visa, sometimes called the retirement visa or passive income visa, is a popular option for non-EU citizens looking to gain residency in Portugal. The visa offers many benefits, including the right to live, work and access the public healthcare system in Portugal, as well as free movement within the Schengen Zone. What’s more, any family members and dependents can also benefit.

All you need to know about appointing a tax representative in Portugal

Since leaving the European Union, the UK is now considered a “third country”. As a result, it is now a legal requirement for all non-residents of Portugal who own property, hold a bank account or have a business there to appoint a tax representative. If you don’t, you could face fines of up to €7,500 – scary, right? But don’t panic – the deadline for finding a tax representative has been extended until 30 June 2022, thanks to Covid-19 disruption, so you still have plenty of time.

How to Retire to Italy after Brexit

Retiring to Italy after Brexit is still possible, it just requires more planning and paperwork. Here is what you need to be able to stop working and make that dream move to Italy.

Can I buy property in Italy in 2021?

A rumour caused consternation among overseas buyers in Italy recently – especially from the UK – which said that non-residents of Italy were not allowed to buy a property there. We asked our lawyer to explain why holiday homebuyers in Italy shouldn’t be panicking!

First 10 things to do when moving to Italy

Thousands of British people have made the move to Italy in the past few weeks – and many more are still in the process – as they beat the Brexit transition door closing. So, what do you need to do as soon as you step off the plane?