Help Desk : Facilitation of Documents

  • Portugal - Certificates and Registrations such as marriage, luggage, birth, emigrant status, Good Standings, Late birth, heirs, etc...

  • Portugal - Cartão de Cidadão / Passport

  • South Africa - Unabridged Birth and marriage Certificates

  • South Africa - Police Clearance

  • South Africa - SAQA  Verifications

  • South Africa - DIRCO Apostiles

  • South Africa - Drivers Licenses

Incubator :
Registar and Notary
  • Portugal - Register a company in Portugal

  • Portugal -Tax number in Portugal

  • Portugal - Opening bank accounts in Portugal

  • Portugal - Social Security / Contributions in Portugal

  • Portugal - Legal, Conveyancer, Notary Representation in Portugal

  • Portugal - Company Secretary services in Portugal

  • Portugal - IP Rights

  • Portugal - Licences

Regressar : Facilitation of Emigration Services

  • Portugal - Property Management

  • Portugal - Real Estate

  • Portugal - Start-Up

  • Portugal - Funding / Financing to companies and Individuals

  • Portugal -Employment and Tech visas

  • Portugal -Reunification

  • Portugal -Retirement

  • Portugal -Access to Tertiary Education in Portugal - Special Contingent

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Property Portfolio

Every new beginning in order to be succesful needs to be in the adequate location, having facilities, services, transport, schools, by the sea, in an English spoken area, weather conditions to your like, close to family, investment, to start or relocate your business, at The House of Portugal, we take all of that and more into consideration.

We have two teams in Portugal, one covering Portugal Continental and the other covering Região Autónoma da Madeira. We make sure our clients are exempted and protected from speculation and assist in the entire process. From finding a property , licenses, loans, negotiation to registration. 

Our teams are AMI licenced and become your eyes and hands on that side, preparing all needs to be prepared for your arrival at your new home or shop.

Programa Regressar

What is this program about? Is a Measure to Support the Return of Emigrants to Portugal. The House of Portugal together with Comunidades Portuguesas provides the procedural guidelines that should be observed by Portuguese Nationals residing overseas, before initiating their definitive transfer of permanent residency back to Portugal. This program is available to Portuguese nationals only and is available until December 2023.


The Programa Regressar includes financial support to be granted by the IEFP, IP to emigrants or relatives of emigrants who start working in mainland Portugal, and complementary support for the reimbursement of expenses inherent to their return and that of their household.


The recipients of support are citizens who cumulatively meet the following conditions:

  • Start working in mainland Portugal between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2023, by entering into an employment contract for others or by creating a company or their own employment

  • Be emigrants who have left Portugal by December 31, 2015

  • Have their respective contributory and tax status regularized

  • They are not in default with regard to financial support granted by the IEFP, IP


The measure's beneficiaries are also family members of emigrants who left Portugal by December 31, 2015, provided that they meet the other conditions provided for the measure's recipients. Conditions to grant this support are based on types of work activity, employement,  creation of own employement, location and other criteria and include benefits such as tax exemptions, payment of expenses and much more.

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Higher Education in Portugal

Special Contingent Quota Rule for Portuguese Emigrants


The great advantage of the Portuguese Emigrants Contingent is that this special quota allows a Portuguese citizen, who meets the requirements indicated below, to compete for 7% of the vacancies in Portuguese Public Universities, having to take the national exam in Portugal .

This process is somewhat bureaucratic, but it pays off. 

 Annually 7% of the vacancies in Portuguese Public Universities are destined to Portuguese emigrants and their families, only for the exams carried out in the 1st phase (which takes place in June) .

Who is the Portuguese Emigrant?



A Portuguese  emigrant is a national who has resided for at least 2 years, on a permanent basis, in a foreign country, where he has exercised paid activity on his own or for someone else. A family member of a Portuguese emigrant is the spouse, relative or similar up to the 3rd degree of the collateral line who has resided with him permanently abroad for a period of not less than 2 years and at that date must not be older than 25 years old by December 31 of the year in which the application is submitted. This quota is NOT available to the Portuguese citizen holding a higher education course in Portugal or abroad. In this case, you must apply for a new degree in Portugal under the Higher Course Holder Regime or compete for the national exam via the General Regime.

What about scholarships?


Scholarships are cash payments granted by the goverment in order to support all or part of the expenses related to attending a course or developing a research work, such as a thesis. Among the expenses to which the scholarships are allocated are tuition fees, accommodation for those who travel to another city to study, or even school supplies. Scholarships awarded by the State are aimed at higher education students who do not have sufficient resources to continue their studies without any kind of financial support.