Your personal Portugal residency or citizenship plan in 30 minutes

Find the right immigration option, simplify your application process and start enjoying life in Portugal!

Alastair and Alison in Portugal

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.

Does any of this resonate with you?

  • You have read a lot of information online, but government advice is confusing, and websites contradict each other. 
  • The advice online does not exactly fit your personal situation.  
  • Your Portuguese isn’t fluent, and you’ll need it for your application and appointments.
  • You simply don’t have the time and energy to deal with immigration red tape. 

We have often felt the same and have hired many immigration lawyers to help us. But it can go horribly wrong. 

 Like this time.

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 made it our mission to find the best immigration help for people like us.


We have found partners in Lisbon who deliver everything we would have loved to have had when we moved.

  • You will speak to an experienced, qualified Portuguese immigration lawyer in English. It won't be the intern looking to upsell you, and you won't need Google to translate.
  • They will listen to your specific requirements and recommend the best option for you and your family. Choosing between visa options should depend on your needs, not the commission earned.
  • They'll be honest with you about each opportunity.
  • They know Portugal's immigration law inside out and know the best way to get through the red tape.
  • They will get you the right appointment with the right office and accompany you to the interview if you need help. And they'll tell you the right time to be there!
  • They'll offer transparent, open, and competitive pricing. You'll have no nasty surprises, and your quote will cover the services you choose.

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

Your personal Portugal residency or citizenship plan in 30 minutes at a special rate of €50


Our partner will deduct this from any costs associated with future advice if you choose to proceed with them.

What do you get in the consultation?

  • You will get a 30-minute meeting with a qualified immigration lawyer. Either in their office or over Zoom or Skype.
  • You will get clear advice on the best visa or citizenship route for you and your family.
  • You will understand the next steps to achieve your residency or citizenship goals.
  • Our partners give you a quote for any services that you wish to use. This can include full visa service, residency cards, or help to settle in.

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The Where Can I Live Guarantee

Fair Pricing

Our partners will deduct 50 from future costs if you decide to engage with them further.

Our seasoned experts have a fair pricing model and offer excellent value.

Great Service

Our partners get great reviews from clients just like you and me.

You will only speak to qualified immigration lawyers who have a strong relationship with the immigration service.


We will immediately refund the full 50 if you are unhappy with the partner's service for any reason at all.

The WCIL 8 Point Assessment of our Immigration partners

  • Are they legally qualified to practice immigration law in their jurisdiction?
  • Do they put their customer's interests first and not push inappropriate programs and schemes?
  • Are they local immigration law SMEs that are up to date with the latest options and ideas?
  • Do they deliver outstanding customer service?
  • Do they have excellent press and reviews?
  • Do they speak English?
  • Is their pricing fair?
  • Are they a boutique law firm and not a sausage factory?

Ready to get started?

You're one click closer to your new life in beautiful Portugal.


I knew that my ancestors were Sephardi Jews and wanted to get Portuguese citizenship. The article on 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

—Grant. C


We've got A's for your Q's

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.