Updated : 04/08/2014
NO - Your husband and you, irrespective of your nationality, acquired the right of permanent residence in Portugal after 5 years, and this right is no longer subject to any conditions, such as having ‘sufficient resources'.
NO - The continuity of your residence in Portugal is not affected by one absence for a maximum of 12 consecutive months for important reasons such as serious illness.
YES - You have to apply again but your permanent residence card will be renewed without any further checks.
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