FAQ's Commercial

Q. How can I find market information on a specific industry?
A. This type of service is available through membership and our business services.

Q. I want to set up a business in Portugal, what regulations must I follow?
A. If you are intending to set up a business in Portugal, a general information guide is available from the Chamber.
For more specific help and support with your project see membership. You can also contact a lawyer or another specialist by searching our database of members

Q. I want to sell my product in Portugal/UK.
A. This type of service is available through membership and our business services.

Q. How can I find a Portuguese manufacturer/supplier?
A. Contact AICEP Portugal Global, the official government body promoting Portuguese products.

Contact details:
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Tel +44 207 201 6666.

Q. How can I find a partner/agent in the UK/Portugal for my business?
A. This service is available through membership and our business services.

Q. Is there a way to obtain financial information and credit reports on a Portuguese/UK company?
A. You can search our database of members who specialise in this field. You can also contact organisations such as Dun & Bradstreet and Kompass.

Additionally, for companies in the UK you can visit:
www.companieshouse.co.uk 

Q. Do I need a Residence Permit or VISA?
A. As a EU national you may remain in Portugal as a tourist for a period not exceeding 180 days.

EU citizens who wish to settle in Portugal (i.e. whether in employment, have a business, study or retire in Portugal) must on arrival, apply for a residence permit from the nearest office of the Servico de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (Portuguese Immigration authority).

Non-Eu citizens must apply personally for visas for permanent or temporary residence at Portuguese Consulate of the area of their residence.
Click on Portuguese Consulate to email the UK branch or visit: http://www.secomunidades.pt/web/londres