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Is there cash assistance available? Who is eligible? How does someone apply?

Those with this temporary protection status have the right to taxpayer, social security and National Health Service numbers, which in turn grant them access to various national services and the Portuguese labour market.

This includes payments of:

  • Social Integration Income (RSI) โ€“ โ‚ฌ189,66 for 1st adult, โ‚ฌ132,76 for each remaining adult and โ‚ฌ94,83 for each child.
  • Family Allowance for Children and Young People โ€“ depends on family composition, annual income and child's age.
  • Prenatal Family Allowance (*for pregnant women) โ€“ โ‚ฌ149,85.

You can apply for a temporary protection in Portugal via this mceclip0.png website or in one of the four National Centres for Migrant Integration Support (CNAIMs), located in Porto, Lisbon, Beja and Faro. Support can also be requested at the Local Support Centres for the Integration of Migrants (CLAIMs), of which there are more than 140 across the country.

You can apply for financial support at the offices of the Social Security Institute (ISS) on this site mceclip0.png.

How do I set up a bank account?

After you get temporary protection digital certificate, you can contact any bank institution in order to open a bank account. Almost all the banks have special offers with reduced maintenance commissions (conta de serviรงos mรญnimos bancรกrios).

Here mceclip0.png you can find a full list of active banks in Portugal.

How do I withdraw cash or exchange my currencies?

Cash is usually withdrawn from automatic teller machines(ATMs) at bank branches.

There are also many ATMs where you can withdraw cash. Those are usually located in shopping centres, large urban centres and historic centres in small towns.

If you need to change your money to โ‚ฌ, you will be able to do so at exchange points, at various banks, and at the majority of hotels and travel agencies.

How do I pay taxes in a country?

After you register as a Portuguese tax resident you must pay personal income tax on your earnings.

Most workers pay taxes automatically through their payslips, but everyone must still complete an annual tax return.

Portuguese income taxes apply to earnings in the following six categories:

  • A: Employment income;
  • B: Self-employment income;
  • E: Investment income;
  • F: Rental income from properties let in Portugal;
  • G: Capital gains from selling properties, assets, or shares;
  • H: Pensions in Portugal, including private pension plans;

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If I already work remotely, how should I pay my taxes?

If you stay for more than 183 days in Portugal, you will become a tax resident. In that case, you must file a tax return and pay your taxes in Portugal.

How can I send money back to Ukraine?

You can transfer money from Portugal to Ukraine via an international transfer or money transfer at a corresponding provider or a bank.

For an international transfer at the bank you have to fill out a special form and usually pay fees. Other special money transfer providers (e.g. Western Union, Moneygram, Wise, Revolut, Paypal) are often a cheaper and faster alternative.