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Health Insurance

The European Card of health assistance: allows students from countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) to be assisted in case of sickness or personal accident, thus taking advantage of a wider coverage in terms of health care.

This card, to be requested at home country, is a proof that the student is registered in a social security service and allows him/her to take advantage of health services in Portugal. In this case, students will be asked to pay as much as national citizens under the same circumstances.

Ex: Urgency at hospital: 18€; medical appointment at health center: 4,5€

The Faculty of Dental Medicine of University of Porto provides affordable dental appointments. |Rua Dr. Manuel Pereira da Silva, 4200-393 Porto

Other countries students should get a health assurance before departing.

VISA

http://ec.europa.eu/immigration/what-do-i-need-before-leaving/portugal/student_en#

Opening a Portuguese bank account

You will be needing a Portuguese Tax Payer's Card Number (NIF- Número de Identificação Fiscal).

So, first of all, go to “Finanças”. This one is probably your best bet: R. de Gonçalo Sampaio 291, 4150-365 Porto. Schedule: from 9 am to 3 pm.

Bring with you:

  • Identity Card or Passport
  • Address proof from your “home country”

If you are a non EU/EEA citizen, you should ask a Portuguese citizen to be your Tax representative.

You will receive a single A4 sheet of paper with the information you provided and your new NIF.

Go to the bank and show again:

  • Identity Card or Passport
  • Address proof from your “home country”
  • + NIF

This Portuguese bank may be a good option since it does not charge any maintenance fees.

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