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Immigration Lawyers in Portugal

Portugal is calling you…

Immigration Law is the bridge that connects people with opportunity and prosperity. 

Our world is becoming more and more complex but technology is helping it to feel smaller. As Immigration lawyers, we are here. Whether it’s to advise, assist or guide, we are here to help. So far, we’ve helped thousands of people across the world by making the difficult possible and delivering their goal to live in new country. Immigration means different things to everybody. For some, it’s work or to advance their education. For others, it’s the opportunity to live the life they’ve always dreamed of and worked towards. Our lawyers live for this work and the challenge of breaking down barriers. Overcoming the obstacles and penetrating the bureaucracy fuels us on our mission, which is to grow and improve in order to give our clients the highest quality of service.

Immigration services in Portugal

Passive Income Visa​

This “Wealth Visa” allows the holder to live in Portugal if they can show sufficient financial means to maintain themselves and your family. We provide advice for Non-EU nationals seeking to live in Portugal without performing any economic activity. Let Lexidy obtain your Passive Income Visa

Portuguese Nationality​

Let 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

Golden Visa

This visa allows expats who are making financial investments in Portugal to obtain a residence permit. What makes this visa special is that the holder has the right to reside and travel in Europe, while only having to visit Portugal for one week per year to renew the visa. This permit is first issued for a 12 month period and is renewable for two-year periods. After five years of residence, the visa holder and their family members may apply for Portuguese citizenship

Speak to a Consultant​

We 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

Business Activity​ Residence Permit​

If you have a business idea and want to operate from Portugal, either as a self-employed worker or through a company, we are here to help you complete the process. We provide immigration advice to non-EU citizens to ease the work permit application process and establish an independent company. Find out more with Lexidy.

Permanent Residency​​

Expats have the right to apply for Permanent Residence or Portuguese Citizenship after five continuous years of residence in Portugal.

EU Residency Certificate​

With this certificate, you can enjoy almost all the rights granted to a national citizen. We provide immigration advice to EU citizens seeking to remain in Portugal for more than 90 days. Once this certificate has been issued, it is valid for five years as long as your personal circumstanced remain unchanged.

Resident card for EU Family Members​

The EU Family Permit extends the rights of the EU citizen to your family members, irrespective of nationality. We provide immigration advice for Portuguese residence card and for family members of an EU citizen. This permit is valid for up to five years.

Obtain a Fiscal Identification Number​

NIF is the tax identification number and is needed to perform acts in Portugal like registering taxes, establishing a business, opening a bank account and for most other documents. Save time and money by letting our lawyers obtain the Portuguese tax ID for you.

Lidiane de Carvalho

Head of the Immigration Department

Work with English-speaking Immigration Lawyers:

“It’s more than just legal advice. We help clients who are immigrating to Portugal in a holistic way, providing full support prior to and after their arrival. From visas and residency permits to real estate agreements and dealing with overcoming bureaucracy, our goal is to deliver a smart and stress-free relocation for our clients.”

Why move to Portugal

There are many reasons why so many foreigners decide to move to Portugal to improve their quality of life. As it is well known, Portugal is home to one of the best climates in Europe, and unlike many other countries on the continent, Portugal offers constantly clear skies and bright sunshine. 

Another well-known reason for choosing Portugal as a residence destination is the rich, healthy and varied gastronomy on offer. The Mediterranean diet is one of the most exquisite and healthy in the world. 

We cannot forget either the diversity that we can find in the country’s landscapes, from sun kissed beaches to snow-dusted mountain and verdant landscapes. Portugal offers a great variety of cultural and historical activities and, of course, a high quality of education. 

The Five steps for inmigrating to Portugal

The first step in relocating to Portugal is selecting the appropiate visa. Portugal offers a variety of Residence Permits based on the applicant’s nationality, intent, abd background. The Non-Lucrative and Golden Visas attrack a large number of non-EU applicants in Portugal. 

Collect the necessary documentation for the visa application in Portugal. Some of this paperwork will need to be tranlated, apostilled, and legalized in Portuguese. In general, the application should be submitted to the Portuguese Embassy or COnsulate in the applicant’s home country.

Collect the necessary documentation for the visa application in Portugal. Some of this paperwork will need to be tranlated, apostilled, and legalized in Portuguese. In general, the application should be submitted to the Portuguese Embassy or COnsulate in the applicant’s home country

Many non-Eu citizens relocate to Portugal using the country’s Non-lucrative, or Wealth Visa. In this case, the applicant must demonstrate sufficient financial means to support themselves in Portugal as well as private healthcare insurance policy.

Entrepreneurs and freelancers can also move to Portugal. Under Portugal’s D2 Visa, a person can be an independent worker or incorporate a company. There’s no need for applicant to have a contract with a Portuguese company.

Find your Immigration Lawyer​

Lexidy is a modern, dynamic, and innovative law firm. We always put customers at the center of our work and do our best to give an exceptional experience. Our expertise in Spain and Portugal allows us to solve complex problems thoroughly and eliminate risks before they happen.

Vasco

Vasco Dias

Lawyer

Lidiane Carvalho

Head of Immigration Department

Thabata Mota

Paralegal
Diana Andrade

Diana Andrade

Lawyer
Gabriela Teruel

Gabriela Teruel

Paralegal
Karla Morais

Karla Morais

Lawyer
Deborah Andrade

Deborah Andrade

Paralegal

Alicia Vilafranca

Paralegal

See what our customers have to say about our services

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Based on 74 reviews
August Felix
August Felix
19:10 08 Sep 22
Excellent law firm, I highly recommend Lexidy. Karla Morais and Thabata Mota helped me with my visa application. They were both patient, attentive, helpful. I could not have asked for more. I will definitely recommend Lexidy to anyone seeking legal services in Portugal.
Sarah Horsfield
Sarah Horsfield
11:45 20 Aug 22
We have had an initial meeting with Karla Morais who was very helpful. She agreed to meet us at short notice and provided us with lots of very helpful information and answered all our questions. We will be moving ahead with Lexidy Law Boutique to purchase full immigration services from them.
Ryan Rich
Ryan Rich
12:47 17 Aug 22
Lexidy has helped us so much in both the business and immigration side. We continue to use them for all legal needs and recommend them highly.
Martin Bortagaray
Martin Bortagaray
11:53 06 Aug 22
The Lexidy team provided a great service, taking most of the stress out of the bureaucracy of applying for residency. The team are all professional and friendly. My only issue is with the finance department who on two occasions tried to overcharge me and had me digging through past invoices to prove i'd already paid. Just make sure you keep track of that. Besides this, it was an overall very positive experience, highly recommended.
Sheila Simpkins
Sheila Simpkins
12:00 04 Aug 22
Thank goodness for Lexidy! They are extremely knowledgeable, professional and responsive. I would recommend them for any residency procedures.
Ali Delshad
Ali Delshad
11:49 26 Jul 22
First of all, I would like to appreciate all the team members of Lexidy for helping me to get my residency card.I had a great experience especially on the SEF appointment day with their kind and helpful Brazilian expert which made my experience smooth and without stress.When you decide to work with this law company you should notice that you don’t just pay for lawyers but also for the quality, respect and safety.I’m totally happy with the processes and quality of their job.
AluĂ­sio Leite
AluĂ­sio Leite
16:38 16 Jul 22
The Lexidy Team helped me enormously as I applied for a D7 visa and made the move from the US to Portugal. Highly recommended team of professionals!
Kris P.
Kris P.
13:01 07 Jul 22
I met with an immigration specialist and a tax specialist at Lexidy. Both provided me with the personalized information I needed to make some important decisions regarding moving to Portugal and becoming a tax resident. Friendly and informative. Highly recommended.
Lexidy Law Firm is outstanding! I come from a family of four lawyers and a judge so I am quite discerning when it comes to law firms. From the first contact we made to now, we have received nothing but prompt, professional, gracious and competent service. I would particularly like to acknowledge and thank Karla Morais in the Immigration Department for her dedication to providing all the information we needed in order to make a decision about citizenship in Portugal. Thank you, Lexidy, and thank you Karla. You are excellent!
Kristen Wilkinson
Kristen Wilkinson
14:53 20 Oct 21
Update: While all of the initial responses were pretty quick, they started getting busy, so I had to constantly follow up. We have since sought assistance elsewhere.My husband and I plan to move from the USA to Porto, Portugal in the spring/early summer of 2023. We didn't know where to start or what to expect. I searched online and found Lexidy Law Boutique. Their website is intuitive, informative and inviting. I emailed the office and Lidiane responded within a few hours. Based on the information in my email, she emailed us appropriate information on our situation. She was very professional and offered to set up a web call if we wanted to. We ended up having our web call today and will be starting our journey of becoming Portuguese citizens. She informed us of the first steps, all of the documentation we need and what the law firm can do for us. Right after our call, she emailed us detailed information regarding pricing and what is entailed in that pricing. So far, the beginning of our journey is a positive one.
Hani Sleem
Hani Sleem
12:05 21 Sep 21
We met with Mrs. Lidiane Carvalho and her colleague yesterday at Lexidy Law Boutique and our experience was great! They were both very helpful, provided us with detailed information about our case, and explained how they can help us build a solid application. Highly recommended.
A Striniqi
A Striniqi
07:14 20 Sep 21
At the recommendation of a Portuguese friend of mine, I contracted the Lexidy Law Boutique in the period March - May 2021 for the purchase of real estate in Portugal. Due the pandemic, most of the communications and consultations happened online/remotely, but that did not have an adverse impact on their quality of services. After the first guidance and consultation on Portugal's immigration policies and real estate purchasing processes, the team handled efficiently the process of obtaining my NIF, the verification of legal and overall status of the property, the negotiation and drafting of the CPCV, the deed formalities and the registration of the transfer of ownership property with the municipal and tax authorities. Throughout the whole undertaking, the team was very helpful, passionate and thorough in answering all questions and provide clarifications and information as needed. They were very responsive and made sure they followed up the process in every step. I wish to thank particularly Bettino and Gabriel for their dedication, patience and valuable advice. Lexidy Law boutique is a trustworthy partner that will facilitate your immigration and real estate projects and I highly recommend them!!
Shikha Chand
Shikha Chand
11:53 17 Sep 21
Yesterday we had an hour call with Lidiane de Carvalho of Lexidy law Boutique. She was incredibly helpful in clearing all our doubts. So today we confirm to proceed with them. Highly recommend Lexidy law boutique because what we noticed dey lawyers are so much up to date with system of immigration and etc…
Narek Chomoyan
Narek Chomoyan
06:33 17 Sep 21
I have got a free consultation from Belissa Cunha, and I got very concrete and useful answers. The meeting was at very friendly atmosphere and professional.
VerĂłnica Barina
VerĂłnica Barina
15:16 14 Sep 21
I only had an initial communication, but Lidiane seemed very professional and provided really detailed information on the situation.
Caleb Meyer
Caleb Meyer
16:20 11 Sep 21
One stop shop for all things related to visas in Portugal (and taxes, etc). Great for digital nomads, retiree's or anyone interested in becoming an Portuguese expat. Looking forward to working more with Lexidy.
Greg C.
Greg C.
18:24 07 Sep 21
We had a brief call today with Lidiane de Carvalho of Lexidy Law Boutique. Lidiane was incredibly helpful. This firm specializes in working with people outside of Portugal. We found the session informative and valuable and we are looking forward to continuing to work with her.
Stella K
Stella K
17:43 07 Sep 21
My initial impression is a great one, I spoke to Lidiane de Carvalhon, one of the attorneys that works at Immigration Department for the Lexidy Law Group. She has is a cheerful, likable personality while explaining the visa process in a professional manner.
Mahsa M
Mahsa M
18:37 24 Aug 21
Very kind and helpful. I talked with Belissa Cunha. And she answered all my questions very precisely. I’m looking forward to work with them for immigration process of my family.
Mayur reddy
Mayur reddy
16:36 24 Aug 21
Had a good productive discussion with Lidiane.. highly professional and extremely helpful.
Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin
14:55 19 Aug 21
Joana and her team have made my move to Portugal absolutely seamless and stress free. I have been really impressed with the service, my tax affairs and residency were taken care of quickly and efficiently, without having to take any time off work or stress about the legalities. I couldn't recommend Joana and her team more highly. Thank you for a truly great service.
Jay G
Jay G
10:18 13 Aug 21
Had a very informative and productive conversation with Lidiane (for free) which was scheduled soon after my initial D7 visa enquiry (lodged via their website). Lidiane clearly has expertise in this area and was extremely generous with time and openly offering her advice. Not just that, she was extremely pleasant to talk to. TY !
Ernesto Arrocha
Ernesto Arrocha
17:41 11 Aug 21
Spoke to Lexidy Law Boutique to inquire about the process of applying for Portuguese citizenship (via Portuguese descent). Lidiane and Belissa did a great job of walking me through the process and answering all my questions. They were very professional, clear and concise while still providing information that was accessible to someone entirely unfamiliar with Portuguese immigration law. Would highly recommend the team for any inquiries re: the application process and eligibility for citizenship!
Ashwin Shirale
Ashwin Shirale
16:26 30 Jul 21
Belissa Cunha at Lexidy Portugal has been very professional, courteous, supportive and responsive in helping me secure a visa. The list of documents recommended was pretty exhaustive and was accepted without issues by the Portuguese consulate. My visa was approved by SEF in 9 business days. Without hesitation, I would recommend Belissa Cunha and Lexidy Portugal for a stress free and smooth visa process.
James Newitt
James Newitt
13:34 27 Jul 21
Young law firm in Lisbon specialising in legal help for foreigners living in Portugal - tax, immigration, citizenship etc. The team are friendly, reliable and very clear with communication.
I had a positive and very informative conversation with Lidiane from Lexidy Law Boutique, which help answer all the questions that I had.
Habib Lion
Habib Lion
22:08 18 Jul 21
Few months ago, I decided to relocate to Portugal. Belissa took care of the rest.Belissa surprised me positively with her reactivity and professionalism. Since our first call, I knew I was in the perfect hands and my process will be successful 100%.If you need a 5* Lawyer, please get in touch with Belissa, your life will be much easier!Thank you my dearest Belissa!Finally, be reassured that you will get very reasonable fees with Lexidy law Boutique.Thanks,Habib
Caroline Brown
Caroline Brown
02:45 16 Jul 21
Lidiane was very professional and knowledgeable. She was well-prepared and provided thorough answers to all our questions. She also provide very timely follow up and communications. I highly recommend her and Lexidy.
Samarjeet Arora
Samarjeet Arora
05:50 14 Jul 21
Rafaela is very well informed about the immigration process and moreover she was able to understand my requirements and guide me according to my needs which was so satisfying experience.Thanks
Dennis Johnson
Dennis Johnson
17:41 23 Nov 20
Lexidy goes the extra mile every time. They helped us get our residential visas and TIE. They are proactive, they respond to emails at all hours, they follow up to make sure everything is perfect. Best of all - they are so nice. I will always recommend them. Laura and her team are wonderful.
Lynne Veenstra
Lynne Veenstra
14:37 19 Aug 20
From the very first contact with Carolina we had friendly ,professional service. Our business was concluded in a very speedy manner, I would certainly recommend Carolina, and all the team at Lexidy for their help, and experience with immigration matters. keep up the good work.
KALPANA SAKLA
KALPANA SAKLA
11:54 24 Jun 20
Bettino is a Gem, excellent service provided for my Portuguese Nationality by marriage.I will give 10 star if I can. Excellent service for all your legal & immigration matter, in Portugal & Spain, very attentive, accurate & multilingual, as I needed English speaking advocates. Higgly recommended to friends and family. Once again Thanks a ton to Bettino🙂
Linda
Linda
11:40 22 May 20
Bettino is a very, very professional lawyer who helped me get the residence card smoothly and encountered obstacles in the process of going to the immigration bureau. The staff of the immigration bureau firmly believed that it could not be continued. The immigration staff communicated, and finally the staff changed their attitude, which made me get the residence card smoothly. I sincerely thank Attorney Bettino for solving all the problems with his professional knowledge, ability, and confidence. The work is also very conscientious and attentive, patiently answering every question I have, the best wishes are presented to Bettino, the best lawyer in Lisbon 👍👍👍
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