Portugal’s customs system was recently altered and is experiencing significant issues. A capable customs agent familiar with the changing rules can be a vital asset in liberating your shipment.
There is a hefty import tax on both new and used vehicles. As an immigrant you may qualify for a free pass, though the process depends on having your documentation organised and accurate. Within six months of entering the country you will need to exchange your driver's license for a Portuguese one.
If you don’t plan on continuing to borrow your friend’s car, you can either lease or purchase one here. Used cars are an option, but the quality of maintenance garages varies considerably. To save yourself stress, time and money, consult with our referred mechanics and dealers.