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Who can Request the exemption from the vehicle tax when moving to Portugal?

To be entitled to the exemption for their vehicles, individuals must meet the following conditions:

  • be over 18 years old
  • have resided abroad for at least 6 months
  • the vehicle is introduced for usage (that is, legalized and receiving a registration plate) when the residence’s transfer to Portugal is carried out
  • be the owner of the vehicle in the country of origin for at least 6 months before the transfer of residence to Portugal, counting from the issuance of the document which proves the ownership (registration certificate/ownership registration certificate) or from the date in which the vehicle’s lease contract was concluded (in the case of leasing)
  • have purchased the vehicle in the country of origin or in a country where resided previously and paid all the required taxes in that country, without profiting from any fiscal benefit when the vehicle was brought to Portugal.

Each individual may only request the exemption for one vehicle.