Portugal - Avoiding Duty on Imported Household Goods (HHG)

My wife is an Irish, citizen. I am American. We will immigrate to Portugal in April, 2021, and rent. We are concerned about bringing in our HHG duty free as it may take us 6 to 9 months to find a home to buy. I have seen conflicting allowed time periods for HHG to arrive duty free:

1.Does the allowed time start after you have arrived in Portugal or after you have gained residency

  1. Is the allowed time 3 months or can it be up to 12 months?

Thanks all.


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Have you priced hhgs in Portugal? Might be cheaper, at least for some things.