Just wondering, suppose you fly to Lisbon on KLM. You would first get stamped as entering Schengen in Amsterdam, and since the subsequent flight is a “domestic” Schengen flight they will not stamp you at Lisbon.
But while at the airport, could you cross from the Schengen side to the international side, effectively “exiting” the Schengen zone, and then go back through immigration to be stamped as entering Portugal, to have more documentary proof that you visited Portugal specifically?
I doubt this would work…
If you went out & back thru immigration at Schipol it would be a Dutch stamp. And you wouldn’t be able to do the same in LIS without a boarding card for an international (non-Schengen) departure that day, and missing the flight on purpose?
just curious, everyone can apply whatever NIF on their purchase. Someone can fake presence in Portugal by asking another person to buy stuff using their NIF. How SEF will be able to tell if an receipt is fake or not?
Maybe they can, maybe they can’t, but the risk benefit analysis really says you shouldn’t lie to the government. The GV stay requirements are so minimal and easy to fulfill, why risk your criminal record (and eventual citizenship) just to avoid a 2 week stay every 2 years?
Towards the end of 2024 when ETIAS goes live, passports will no longer be stamped for third country nationals entering the EU. It will start to have to be other means of proof (such as boarding cards) as evidence of entry into PT.
Keep inbound and outbound boarding passes. Buy two or three things a day using your NIF and a debit or credit card, the last digits of which also appear on the receipt. Do something where your name gets on receipt also. Hotel, car rental, reserved seat on bus. All GV family members do same thing. Digitise everything every day using a phone app or similar. Few people arrive in Schengen zone with Portugal as first point of entry.