82. Relocating to Portugal: An Expats Journey, Tax Benefits & Dog Adventures! with Maggie Dickens

82. Relocating to Portugal: An Expats Journey, Tax Benefits & Dog Adventures! with Maggie Dickens

In this episode, Maggie Dickens shares her journey of moving to Portugal from the United States as a mental health professional. She highlights her reasons for choosing Portugal, including its lower cost of living, quality of life, and vibrant culture. 

She emphasizes the importance of having a stable income and the process of meeting certain income requirements to move to portugal. Maggie delves into the intricacies of Portugal's immigration process, specifically the Non-Habitual Residency (NHR) program, which offers tax benefits for retirees and self-employed professionals and the process of applying for a D-7 visa.  

She clarifies the necessary documents and financial requirements for the application. Maggie discusses the extensive documentation needed for her immigration application, especially for self-employed individuals like her. She also shares the challenges and expenses involved in relocating with her two dogs. Throughout her story, she encourages others to be assertive and well-prepared when navigating the bureaucratic processes of moving to another country.

Maggie Dickens is an Unapologetically Childfree Dog-Mom and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas. Maggie has worked solely online and recently moved to Lisbon, Portugal. With an extensive career as a mental health counselor, confidence coach, and community builder for the child free by choice & chance, she has broken free from societal expectations. She found true fulfillment through personal growth and the support of a strong network of childfree and childless women.

Maggie has faced the challenges of starting over in a foreign country while maintaining her thriving online counseling practice and hosting a Unapologetically Childfree Communities.

Maggie has been able to navigate moving from the US to Portugal including the complex visa and residency process, adjusting to a new language and culture, and managing financial and healthcare considerations in Portugal. Now, she passionately empowers other childfree women to find their uniqueness, build lasting friendships, and live life on their terms while fearlessly pursuing their dreams, no matter where they may lead.

Key points:

  • Maggie Dickens shares her journey of moving to Portugal as a mental health professional, drawn by its lower cost of living, quality of life, and vibrant culture.
  • Maggie emphasizes the significance of a stable income and meeting specific financial requirements for the immigration process.
  • This episode share about Portugal's Non-Habitual Residency (NHR) program, and the process of obtaining a D-7 visa as a self-employed individual. 

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