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Assistance with SEF Appointment (EU) in Portugal

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"Tiago was very responsive to emails. I received replies very promptly. He was always clear in what he needed from us in order to complete documents. I never felt like I was bothering him with my requests.

He provided us with peace of mind as new residents in Porto. All the documentation can be confusing, but Tiago was able to get us through all of it without worry.

I would definitely recommend his services to other expats moving to the Porto area."

Caleb Ben-avram, Porto (Oct 19, 2021)
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Service Details

Assistance with SEF Appointment

Available in the following locations: Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Faro, Lisbon, Portimão, Porto.

* If your local town is not listed, a lawyer from our nearest office will be happy to assist you.

Who is this service for

1Who is this Service for?

SEF is the agency in Portugal responsible for dealing with all matters relating to immigration and non-national interactions with the Portuguese state. While the agency has made great strides in recent years to improve access, it still represents a considerable issue for most people relocating to Portugal. Language issues probably feature as the number one issue, followed by difficulty with ensuring that you have requested the appropriate procedure, not to mention having the correct documentation when attending an appointment.

Having a lawyer who is experienced in dealing with SEF can result in a considerable saving of time and hassle as well as the consequent peace of mind knowing that you have correctly managed you registration obligations correctly.


2What does this service consist of?

  • An initial discussion with lawyers highly experienced in dealing with SEF to explain the process you wish to complete
  • Assistance and advice on the documentation required and completing and submitting forms before stipulated deadlines to ensure the required registration/application is approved
  • Accompany you to any physical appointment when you are required to appear at a SEF office

3Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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