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English-Speaking Immigration Lawyers in Portugal
If you’re looking to move to Portugal for work, study, or to be with family, our English-speaking immigration lawyers are here to guide you. We’ll explain everything you need to know about necessary documents and procedures, and if needed, represent you in any legal matters related to your immigration case.
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How can a lawyer help me?
Immigrating to Portugal isn’t just about booking a one-way ticket and then calling it a day. You’ll need to fill out some paperwork first. That’s where we come in. Our experienced immigration lawyers can help in a number of ways:
Understanding requirements: Wondering what papers you need? Our team of experienced lawyers will help break it down for you. Whether you’re moving for school or work, we’ll equip you with the right knowledge of the requirements for your specific visa.
Gathering documents: Searching for all the right documents can be confusing. We streamline the tedious task of gathering necessary documents like passports, employment or study proofs, and financial statements, so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff.
Advising on deadlines: Have a deadline looming? We’ll keep tabs on those important deadlines and ensure your application is filed on time.
Filing the application: It’s not just about filling out forms, it’s about filling them out correctly. Our lawyers can help you complete and file the application for a visa to immigrate to Portugal, so you can focus on the more exciting parts of your move.
Why move to Portugal?
Thinking about moving to Portugal? You’re not alone and for good reasons. Here are some of the many reasons why immigrating to Portugal is a great choice:
The weather: Portugal boasts some of Europe’s best weather. Think clear skies and plenty of sunshine year-round.
The food: The Mediterranean diet isn’t just delicious – it’s healthy too. Fresh fish, olives, and yes, good wine.
The landscape: Portugal offers more than picturesque beaches. Here you can find everything from mountains to lush countryside.
Culture and education: Whether it’s history or high-quality education you’re after, Portugal ranks highly in both.
Immigrating to Portugal: Steps to Take
The first step in relocating to Portugal is selecting the appropriate visa. Portugal offers a variety of Residence Permits based on the applicant’s nationality, intent, and background.
The D7, Digital Nomad and Golden Visas attract a large number of non-EU applicants in Portugal. Take a good look at what each one offers and pick the one that aligns best with your goals and circumstances.
Once you’ve made your pick, it’s time to gather those important documents for your visa application in Portugal. Some of this paperwork will need to be translated, apostilled, and legalized in Portuguese. Submit your application to the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in your home country.
Looking for a pathway to Portuguese residency through investment? The Portugal Golden Visa might be the right path for you. The document requirements are similar to other visas, but you’ll need to prove your investment funds. Apply through the same Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in your home country.
If you’re an entrepreneur or a freelancer, you can also move to Portugal. Consider applying for Portugal’s D2 Visa. No need to secure a job contract in Portugal – you’re your own boss after all.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re into great weather, delicious food, and a laid-back lifestyle, then Portugal could be the right country for you. However, beyond sunshine and seafood, Portugal ranks high in quality of life and offers a solid healthcare system and educational opportunities. So, in short, yes. Portugal is a great place to call your future home.
The short answer is yes. Portugal allows dual citizenship. This gives you the freedom to become a Portuguese citizen without relinquishing your original nationality.
However, it’s important to remember that the rules for dual citizenship can vary depending on your home country, so remember to check the rules for both countries.
The salary you can expect in Portugal will differ depending on where in Portugal you decide to settle. For example, you can expect a higher wage in bigger cities like Porto and Lisbon compared to smaller cities and towns.
The average salary in Portugal in 2023 is around 1044 EUR a month gross. While this is less than many of its European counterparts, it’s important to remember that the cost of living is also generally lower here.
It’s no surprise that the majority of expats flock to cities like Porto and Lisbon. Both of these cities are famous for their unique charm, vibrant culture and Mediterranean lifestyle. However, if you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, Braga might be the city for you. And, if you want that coastal lifestyle the Algarve is home to a sizable expat community.
Generally, you need to live in Portugal for 5 years before you can apply for permanent residency.
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Portugal is blessed with over 3000 hours of sunshine per year, which makes it the perfect destination for those seeking a warmer and sunnier climate.
Benefit from Portugal's quality healthcare system while enjoying an active lifestyle with excellent infrastructure that makes it easy to explore and stay active.
The Portuguese people are renowned for their warmth and hospitality. From the moment you arrive, you will be welcomed with open arms into a vibrant and diverse community.
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Immigration Services in Portugal
The Portuguese Golden Visa is a special residence permit for investors. What makes this visa special? You get to live and travel in Europe but only have to visit Portugal for one week per year to renew the visa.
Initially, the permit is issued for a 12-month period but it is renewable for two-year stretches. After five years of residence, you and your family members may apply for Portuguese citizenship.
Passive Income Visa
This “Wealth Visa” is designed for non-EU nationals with sufficient funds to live in Portugal without engaging in any employment activity.
This visa is ideal for individuals who wish to maintain themselves and their families through stable income sources. Lexidy is here to facilitate your Passive Income Visa application and ensure a smooth transition to Portuguese residency.
Navigating the path to Portuguese nationality can be a complex process. Whether your eligibility is based on residence or family connections, Portuguese law mandates that you have substantial ties to the community.
Our expert team of lawyers can personally present your nationality application at the registry offices in Portugal. Let us help simplify the process for you.
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, Lexidy is here to help you complete the process. We offer specialized immigration advice to non-EU nationals, making it easier to secure a work permit or set up a company. Trust Lexidy to navigate the complexities so you can focus on what you do best –innovating.
Expats have the right to apply for Permanent Residence or Portuguese Citizenship after five continuous years of residence in Portugal.
EU Residency Certificate
If you’re an EU citizen planning to stay in Portugal for more than 90 days, consider getting an EU Residency Certificate. This certificate grants you most of the rights that Portuguese nationals have. Our team can guide you through the immigration process to make it smooth. Once you obtain this certificate, it remains valid for five years, provided your personal circumstances don’t change.
Speak to a Consultant
We know that the process of obtaining a residence permit can be daunting and confusing. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of services to ensure your success. From reviewing your documents to providing detailed advice and solutions, we’ll be with you every step of the way.Speak to an expert immigration consultant at Lexidy today.
Resident card for EU Family Members
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.
Head of the Immigration Department
Work with English-speaking Immigration Lawyers:
Moving to a new country is a big deal, and we get that. Our ace immigration team at Lexidy handles more than just the legal stuff. We guide you through the whole process –from securing the right visa to helping you navigate real estate and local laws. Our goal? To make your relocation to Portugal a smart and stress-free process.
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