International movers

International moves to Portugal


When you are moving from South Africa, you can receive up to six quotes for international moves to Portugal quickly and easily with Intlmovers. You simply need to select your moving locations using the easy drop down menu, complete a short form with a few basic details about your move, and international moving companies in South Africa will contact you directly to arrange your quote. Your details are matched to the international movers profiles and forwarded immediately, so you don’t have to wait long at all!

International moving companies in South Africa
With Portugal being a popular destination for people moving from South Africa, there are a number of international movers who specialise in transport services to fabulous country. They can help with your shipping and moving needs, and help you with other aspects of your move such as packing and storage services. Save yourself time and money by requesting and comparing quotes with Intlmovers.

Shipping and moving from South Africa
Comparing quotes is a great way of making sure that you get the best value for your international moving budget. Once you have received a number of quotes to review some of your options, make sure that you look at the quotes fully, and not just at the number noted at the bottom of the page. Sometimes additional services may be added (or omitted) and will affect the total cost, so it is worthwhile ensuring you know the details of what the total value is included in your final price.

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How Intlmovers works

How it works

  1. Select where you are moving from and to, and click on ‘Find moving companies’.
  2. Review the listed international movers and click on ‘Request quotation’.
  3. Complete the simple online moving request form, and click on ‘Send’.

The movers will contact you directly with quotes for your international move from South Africa.

Why you should use Intlmovers for your international move

  • The movers have years of experience with international moves from South Africa.
  • You can avoid the stress and let the movers handle the hard work.
  • The international movers have global contacts that can make your move cheaper.

Benefits of using Intlmovers

  • Saves time and money!
  • 100% obligation free
  • Receive customised quotes directly
  • Compare easily in just a few simple steps

Moving from South Africa to Portugal

Portugal is situated on the Iberian Peninsula of western Europe, and includes the Azores and Madeira archipelagos. The capital and largest city is Lisbon, with a population of just over half a million people. The total population of Portugal is around 11 million people. The country covers around 92,000 square kilometres. As a member of the European Union (EU), the local currency is the Euro (€). The official language of Portugal is Portuguese.

Visa requirements for Portugal
South Africans travelling to Portugal require a valid passport and a Schengen visa. The Schengen territory includes the European countries of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. Obtaining this visa allows you to travel in between all of these countries without the need of obtaining additional visas for border crossings in to each country.

South Africans can go through a visa agency or apply in person Portuguese Embassy in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Pretoria or the Portuguese Embassy in Pretoria. You cannot apply through the Consulate in Durban. You should allow at least a week for processing but not more than three months prior to travel for arranging your visa.

Non-EU (European Union) citizens planning on working in Portugal need to have a work permit (Autorização de Trabalho). A future employer can arrange this for you from the local labour office. You are required to pay taxes and contribute to the social security system and as such will need to arrange the following upon arrival:

  • Residency Card (Cartão de Residencia) an official legal document for all EU and non-EU citizens which is obtained from the Portuguese Immigration Office (Serviços de Estrangeiros e Fronteiros)

  • Register with Social Security (Segurança Social) regardless of working full or part-time or being self-employed, you must pay social security contributions

  • obtain a Tax Code (Numero Fiscal de Contribuinte) from the local Director General of Taxes (Direcçaõ-Geral dos Impostos) in your area

As with all forms of international travel, the visa requirements and conditions are subject to strict regulations and can change at any time. You should always check with your local embassy prior to embarking on any travel to ensure that you conform to the rules.

Experience of our international relocation companies

Professional and expert international moving services are offered by the movers that list with Intlmovers. International moving companies in South Africa have many years of experience which allows them to offer you peace of mind for your international move to Portugal. You can feel confident in their expertise in handling international shipping and freight requests.

Obligation free quotes

Getting a number of quotes to compare at the same time can be a valuable exercise. It helps you put the different offers in to perspective and for you to make a better evaluation of what you need against your total moving budget. Whilst Intlmovers makes this easier for you to get multiple free quotes simultaneously, we also offer these quotes completely obligation free. You should only accept a quote if it meets your needs.

Reviews about this website

International moving choices
"My wife found this site and we were happy with the movers that we assigned the moving job. They handled everything very well and everything arrived on time and in good condition."
Reviewed by: G. Wouter Moved from South Africa to Zimbabwe
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Time saving for our international move
"I liked how easy this was to use and was impressed at how quickly we started to hear back from the companies. It was a good way to compare quotes without much effort or chasing at all."
Reviewed by: M. Schultz Moved from South Africa to Portugal
Rating: 10/10

Aggregate score
Intlmovers has an aggregate score of 7.6 out of 10 based 93 reviews via Trustpilot.