Bettino Immigration Lawyer in Lisbon

Bettino Zanini

Head of the Immigration Law Department

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Immigration English Speaking Lawyers in Portugal:

Moving to a new country is a decision that will change your life forever. Our dynamic team of Portuguese immigration lawyers will assist you in all matters of residency, work and visas - with an efficient mentality to save you time and effort.

“More than legal advice, we assist our clients to immigrate to Portugal in a holistic way, providing a full support prior and after their arrival. From visas and residency permits to real estate agreements and dealing with daily bureaucracies, our goal is to deliver a peaceful relocation process to our clients.”

by Bettino Zanini


Find out more about our Immigration Law Services in Portugal

GOLDEN VISAThis Visa makes it possible to obtain a residence permit for foreigners who invest in Portugal, within certain criteria. The differential of this visa is that the holder has the right to reside and travel in Europe, having only to visit Portugal for one week in the year in order to renew the visa. The residence permit will be issued first with a duration of one year, renewable for periods of two years. Upon completing five years of residence, the visa holder and his/her family members may apply for Portuguese citizenship.
PASSIVE INCOME VISAUnder the ¨Wealth Visa¨ you can live in Portugal by showing you have sufficient financial means to maintain yourself and your family. We provide advice for Non-EU nationals who wish to live in Portugal without performing any economic activity. Get a Passive Income Visa with Lexidy.
PORTUGUESE NATIONALITYLet our lawyers present their application for nationality in person at the registry offices in Portugal. Depending on your personal circumstances, Portuguese law requires you to have links with the community of the country. Check if you are eligible to apply for Portuguese nationality by residence or by family ties.
EU RESIDENCY CERTIFICATEBy issuing the certificate, you can enjoy almost all the rights normally granted to a national citizen. We provide immigration advice to EU citizens who wish to live more than 90 days in Portugal. Once this certificate has been issued it is valid for five years, provided that the personal circumstances of the applicant stated in the application remain the same.
RESIDENT CARD FOR EU FAMILY MEMBERSUnder the EU Family Permit the rights of the EU citizen are extended to their family members (irrespective of nationality). We provide immigration advice for the residence card in Portugal, for family members of an EU citizen. The permit is good for up to five years.
GET A FISCAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERNIF is the tax identification number before the Tax Authority and is necessary to perform any act in Portugal, such as registering taxes,
establishing a business, opening a bank account, and for almost all other documents. Save time and money by letting our lawyers get the TIN in Portugal for you.
SPEAK TO A CONSULTANTWe provide legal guidance for your Portuguese residence permit application. Our lawyers will expertly guide you through the process. We can review your documents, provide any clarifications, and offer detailed advice and solutions. Speak to an expert immigration consultant at Lexidy today.
RESIDENCE PERMIT BUSINESS ACTIVITYIf you have an idea for a business you want to establish in Portugal, either as a self-employed worker or through a company, we will be happy to help you complete the process. We provide immigration advice to non-EU citizens in order to help you apply for a work permit and establish an independent company. Find out more.
PERMANENT RESIDENCYForeigners have the right to apply for Permanent Residence or Portuguese Citizenship after 5 continuous years of residence in Portugal.


We are here to help you with your migration needs in Portugal



Bettino Zanini

Associate - Abogado Immigration Department

Bettino is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has worked as an associate lawyer in Brazil, in litigation and consultancy, notably with civil law, real estate law, intellectual property law, and public law. He has a law degree from Pontificia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), he holds a specialist diploma in Public Law and Regulation from FGV – Rio de Janeiro Law School, and currently is a Master's Degree candidate of Administrative Law at the University of Lisbon. He has been a member of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) since 2011 and a member of the Portuguese Bar Association (OA) since May 2017. At Lexidy, he supports immigration and Corporate Departments. Languages: English, Portuguese & French. You can contact him at

We are multilingual lawyers in Portugal. If you want more information or have any questions about any of our services, do not hesitate to contact us directly. We want to be your English, French and German speaking lawyers in Portugal for all your legal needs. Contact us, we will be happy to help you in any way we can.

If you have questions, we have answers.

Contact us 24/7/365 via the form or to the following address:

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Lisbon Office

Rua Joaquim António de Aguiar n.º 43, RC Esq
+351 21 020 0969

Barcelona Office

Avenida Diagonal 442 3º1ª,

08037, Barcelona

+34 938 074 056

Madrid Office

Calle Villalar 7, Bajo Izquierda
28001, Madrid
+34 914 547 020

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