British citizens who already live in the country and intend to continue to live in Portugal after the end of the year, as well as those who, until 31 December, arrive in Portugal and intend to reside here, must request the respective Certificate of Registration from the City Council of your area of residence. Those residing in the Lagoa municipality should do this at the Câmara in Lagoa.

Registration as a resident must be undertaken so that British citizens can demonstrate that they are covered by the Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom, thereby guaranteeing their rights, including the right to work, health, education and benefits after the end of the transition period on 31 December, 2020.

British citizens’ residence documents that have already been registered will continue to be accepted after the end of the transition period.

If you are a resident of Lagoa, contact the Câmara for more information. Please contact the town hall by calling 282 380 400 or email