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At, you don’t just get a service, you get a person. Rui, your personal Road Butler, is here to simplify your exciting journey when considering or actually relocating to Portugal. With his wealth of local knowledge, Rui will smooth out the complexities and ensure your move to Portugal is an enjoyable experience. Imagine him as your inside man, fluent in English, used to supporting people from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia with almost anything you can think of. From helping them explore the regions of Central and Northern Portugal for a new home, obtaining and translating essential Portuguese documents like NIF tax number and SNS healthcare. Plus moving in and looking after your property when you are not in Portugal.


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The Road Butler has years of experience organising bespoke wine-tasting trips and can adapt your visit to your requirements, including guided tours, winemaking excursions, and expeditions to historic and modernised wine cellars stocked with hundreds of varieties of outstanding wines.

Every wine connoisseur will enjoy the chance to sample unusual and exciting grape varieties, encountering first-hand the work of the best wine producers worldwide. Many rely on traditional winemaking and storage techniques that give each bottle a distinctive depth of flavour.

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citizenship, visa, residency assistance

With Rui’s expert guidance, obtaining Portuguese citizenship and a residency card becomes a straightforward process. He is dedicated to ensuring you can comfortably and legally call Portugal your new home or business, retirement, or long-term stay with the right visa.

sns / utente number acquisition

Rui understands the importance of healthcare. He will guide you through the process of obtaining your SNS Number or Utente Number, key identifiers for accessing Portugal’s national health service. His aim is to ensure that your health and well-being are taken care of from the moment you arrive.

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Setting up your finances in a new country can be daunting. Rui will provide the necessary assistance to establish your bank account in Portugal, helping you confidently manage your money in your new locale.

gaining a nif (tax)

A NIF is essential for life in Portugal. Rui will walk you through the process of obtaining this vital identification number, ensuring you can navigate various aspects of your new life, from opening a bank account to signing a lease, without any delays.

property assistance

Whether you wish to rent, lease, or purchase a home, Rui can guide you through the Portuguese property market. Using his extensive local knowledge, he will help you find and explore a property that suits your lifestyle and budget.

airport arrival assistance

Stepping off the plane in a new country can be a mix of excitement and anxiety. Rui understands this and is ready to make your arrival as comforting as possible. He will be there to meet you at the airport, assist with any immediate queries, and ensure a smooth transition to your new life in Portugal.

luggage handling

Rui knows that moving abroad often means moving with substantial luggage. To ease this burden, he can arrange for a van service to handle large amounts of luggage. From the airport to your accommodation, your belongings are taken care of.

property hunting assistance

Finding the perfect home in a new country can be challenging. Rui simplifies this process with his expert knowledge of local property markets. He will accompany you on property viewings and help you navigate through the process, ensuring you find a place that truly feels like home.

exploring towns and villages

Portugal’s charm lies in its vibrant towns and picturesque villages. Rui offers guided exploration trips to these locations, offering insights into their history, culture, and lifestyle. Experience the authentic Portuguese way of life as you discover your favorite spots under Rui’s guidance.

setting up utilities - gas / electric / water

Relocating to a new country involves a multitude of tasks, and setting up basic utilities is an essential one. Rui understands that managing these practical aspects in a foreign language can be challenging. To make your move as smooth as possible, Rui offers comprehensive assistance with setting up utilities like gas, electric, and water, even mobile phones.

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begin your portuguese relocation adventure with rui – get a quote today

Relocating can be daunting, but with Rui as your personal Road Butler, it becomes an exhilarating journey. His extensive suite of services is designed to guide you through every stage of your move to Portugal, from initial planning to settling into your new home. Rui’s wealth of Portuguese local knowledge and meticulous attention to detail ensure that your transition is handled with the utmost care and efficiency.

Whether you’re looking for guidance on citizenship and residency, assistance with banking and utilities setup, property hunting support, or a friendly face to welcome you at the airport, Rui is your trusted companion for the entire journey. He will take the stress out of moving, so you can focus on the excitement of starting your new life in Portugal.

Don’t let the challenges of relocation keep you from your dream of living in Portugal. Contact Rui at today for a personalized quote, and let’s embark on this beautiful journey together. Your Portuguese adventure awaits!

why choose the road butler when relocating to portugal

With, you’re not just getting a service; you’re getting Rui, a dedicated professional with a deep understanding of Portuguese life and bureaucracy. With Rui as your guide, your move to Portugal will be handled with the utmost care and efficiency. Start your exciting journey with Rui, your reliable Road Butler, today.

The Road Butler has supported expats from Canada, USA, Australia, UK amongst others, with options to support private couples, families, or larger groups.

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