We have lived in six countries on four continents and traveled extensively. Each time we moved we’ve had to deal with a new immigration system. We’ve had to work out which residency permit is the best for us and deal with the uncertainty of not knowing the processes, procedures, and even if we’ll be accepted.
From the start, communication was sporadic. Pricing was unclear. We had unnecessary 7am trips to the police station and mix-ups with appointments.
And what happened next was nothing short of heartbreaking.
Our son’s application was rejected.
After MONTHS of preparation, we had to start the entire process from scratch. All the time standing in immigration queues like cattle was to no avail.
There HAD to be an easier way!
We have found partners in Lisbon who deliver everything we would have loved to have had when we moved.
The WCIL Portugal lawyer was extremely helpful. I would recommend him to anyone. He explained the process clearly and explained that I had an excellent chance of being accepted. I was thrilled. I have not started the process yet, but I will get in touch with Rodolfo and the team when I do.
— Gary G
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I knew that my ancestors were Sephardi Jews and wanted to get Portuguese citizenship. The article on wherecani.live made me realize that it was possible. It was quite a complex process, but the WCIL lawyers knew what was required and helped me every step of the way. Highly recommended
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will the lawyer cost?
Every application varies, and so very few lawyers publish a price list. However, your lawyer should be able to give you an accurate quote once you have had your initial consultation and agreed on the required services. Do not proceed without a precise quote for the complete service. If a lawyer has prices quoted on their website, check to make sure it covers all parts of the service and there are no surprise add-ons and exclusions. And does your fee cover an administrative appeal if your application is rejected?
If I do use a lawyer, what services will they offer?
Lawyers in Portugal offer a massive range of services. The firm you engage with should match your requirements. Some people opt for the full valet service, and others want their application checked before submission. Some firms only focus on specific areas of immigration law or a particular area of Portugal.
Why should I pay for a consultation?
Most reputable immigration firms in Portugal charge for a consultation, and they charge a lot more than we do! This allows them to take enough time to understand your situation and to give you an honest assessment of your case. And it means you'll meet with a qualified immigration lawyer and not the intern or admin. Free consultations are sometimes just a marketing strategy to push a standard sales pitch.
Why should I use the Where Can I Live Portugal partner?
We have a detailed selection process for all our partners. We are so confident of service quality and value that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee. We’ll only ask why you were unhappy to improve our service, and you'll get your money back immediately no matter the answer
Will my application be accepted?
There is no guarantee. Each consulate has slightly different processes. And the requirements change over time. However, a good partner will understand those details and ensure you don’t submit an application before it has the best possible chance of being approved.
Does your Portugal partner speak English?
Yes, they speak fluent English.
Has COVID impacted being able to move to Portugal?
Yes, the pandemic has impacted processing times and logistics. And, given the continuously changing circumstances, it is hard to be definitive. What we do know is that applications are still being accepted and processed but with some delays. And, as the vaccine rollout accelerates in Portugal and around the world, the situation will improve.