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Posted by JayMalone
on 10 Jun 2018

Hello,

I work in the UK and I'm planning to spend some time working remotely in Portugal. I will pay social security (i.e. national insurance) in the UK. I believe that I will need an A1 form to prove to the Portuguese authorities that I/my employer has paid social security in the UK.

Does anyone know when, to whom, I need to present this A1 form in Portugal?

Thanks in advance!

Kyle de Villiers on 18 Jun 2018 - 08:08

Hi Jay,

You should definitely apply for the A1 form before you move. You apply in the UK through the government website. 

From what I can gather, once you're in Portugal then you should submit your A1 form/details to the Instituto da Solidariedade e da Segurança Social (Portugal's social security institute). There's a centre in Lisbon, and a few other scattered around Portugal.

Their website is in Portuguese but Google can provide an adequate translation job. 

Otherwise, this Expat Arrivals page on Moving to Portugal provides a general overview of what it's like in the country. 

I hope this helps Jay!

 

Best,

Kyle

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