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"Highly professional, efficient service. Response to our urgent email almost immediately. Our lawyer, very approachable and helpful with the handling of this case and intercepting everything into English for us. The service provided was excellent value for money."
"I found the service very helpful and easy to use. It took the fear out of employing a legal service in that it was upfront and transparent and reasonably priced."
"Very responsive and reached out to me via phone call to set up a consultation. Answered all my questions and was willing to help."
"Proactive, always helpful and ready to answer questions, took control of my issue and clearly explained what I needed to do. Good value."
"Very professional and knowledgeable. Came well-prepared to the meeting. I am extremely satisfied."
"Responsible, understanding, good personal contact. Always finding time for us, very kind and helpful."
"My lawyer was amazing. Every question quickly answered."
"Amazing service. Would recommend to everyone."
Excellent service, very quick to explain all procedures and possible outcomes. Once our lawyer began, the service was extremely professional and thorough, with clear communication at every stage. The problem was dealt with in a very short time, I could not ask for better or more professio... Read More
Excellent service, very quick to explain all procedures and possible outcomes. Once our lawyer began, the service was extremely professional and thorough, with clear communication at every stage. The problem was dealt with in a very short time, I could not ask for better or more professional service.
"I found my lawyer to be prompt with all responses. My requirement was identified and understood, and I was advised of any potential complications. I found the service provided to be both professional and approachable. Overall, I was very pleased with the service!"
"Very, very happy with the service provided. I would definitely recommend my lawyer and would be very happy to use the service again. I felt in good hands immediately."
"My lawyer was responsive and engaged and always willing to help. Everything went smoothly, and I received explanations regarding all the caveats. I highly recommend this service."
Teresa (and Tatiana) were excellent from the get go. She responded very quickly to the myriad of questions and helpfully explained the processes she helped with, she went to some lengths to make sure she answered all my questions. She was an extremely valuable helper in an otherwise confus... Read More
Teresa (and Tatiana) were excellent from the get go. She responded very quickly to the myriad of questions and helpfully explained the processes she helped with, she went to some lengths to make sure she answered all my questions. She was an extremely valuable helper in an otherwise confusing sea! Not to mention, great value for money for the fast and effective services she provided. Thank you again, Teresa.
"Teresa is very helpful with her advice and is good and responsive on emails. Will definitely get her to help with any legal matters in the future."
I am delighted to have found Tiago to help me and my husband through the complex and arduous process of obtaining a Visa in Portugal. He speaks and writes in English at a high level. He is careful, deliberate, thorough, and prompt in his work. He has a high level of integrity. I have learn... Read More
I am delighted to have found Tiago to help me and my husband through the complex and arduous process of obtaining a Visa in Portugal. He speaks and writes in English at a high level. He is careful, deliberate, thorough, and prompt in his work. He has a high level of integrity. I have learned to trust him completely. Best of all, he is a kind person. It’s easy to talk with him and I find I feel energized and positive after our conversations. I’m very satisfied with the service, the price and the results.
10 years ago
Residency Certificate for EU Citizens
Available in the following locations: Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Faro, Lisboa, Lisbon, Portimao, Porto, Viseu
* If your local town is not listed, a lawyer from our nearest office will be happy to assist you.
Who Is This Service For?
This service is for anyone who is a citizen of an EU country and who is planning to move to another EU country for a period of longer than 3 months. Local legislation requires that anyone who relocates to another EU country must go through local procedures to become locally and legally resident. In order for the residency card or certificate to be issued, the applicant should ordinarily:
- Be employed by a company; or
- Be self-employed; or
- Have sufficient economic resources to live without working, or
- Be a student enrolled in a local institution of study. or
- Be related to a person who fulfils any of the above criteria
What Does This Service Consist Of?
- Advice and assistance to ensure the applicant has the required documentation and information (according to the basis upon which the application is made - see options above)
- Complete the application request on your behalf
- Arrange appointment with the immigration department*
- Accompany the applicant or appear on behalf of the applicant before the relevant government offices to process the application
- Arrange for payment of the administrative fee
- Obtain the Certificate of Residency on your behalf
* Please note, it is not possible to guarantee an appointment by any particular date, since this is in the gift of the immigration authorities
Free 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.
Why choose Advocate Abroad?
Barbara has spent her legal career specialising in assisting foreign clients who wish to relocate to Portugal. Accordingly she is an expert on all areas related to immigration, property matters as well as the tax implications for those who wish to simply emigrate to Portugal as well as those who wish to set-up businesses here. Barbara is fully registered and regulated by the Portuguese Bar Association and speaks English fluently.
I am a Lawyer, working independently for 7 years now. I have experience in family law, property, public deeds, criminal law and general matters. I'm m... Read More
I am a Lawyer, working independently for 7 years now. I have experience in family law, property, public deeds, criminal law and general matters. I'm my work I sometimes do translations and certifications of foreign documents. I although have experience in teaching.
Claudia was very helpful in dealing with my queries of dealing with receiving inheritance and drafting POA's for my brother. She invested a lot of additional time trying to understand the needs of the banks in drafting the POA that is needed to show the different banks.
I would definitely use Claudia again for other Portuguese law related matters.
We found Claudia a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. The reason being is that she was competent and helpful at all times. She was efficient without being pushy.
She also worked very logically and systematically making sure everything was achieved in a stress free manner. And she was friendly!
Claudia went to every effort to help with our cases. We first asked her to help us with our property purchase and she was exactly what we needed as we didn't really have a clue what we were doing.
The sale went through absolutely pain-free and we were so happy we asked her to continue on to advise on our residency.
Unfortunately we hit complications but only due to the current global issues, Covid19 & Brexit, So we had to return the the UK. But even during all of that she kept us up to date, well informed and we really felt we had her on our side.
I will be staying in touch with Claudia when we return, I would use her services again and I would (and have) happily recommend her to friends.
Claudia went above and beyond to help us, my partner and I have been extremely happy with her responsiveness, effectiveness in sorting everything for us in a very short time. We have compared the service value, and Claudia's services have been the best value for money, and she was very professional.
Thank you ever so much, we will be return customers.
Continue being awesome!
Claudia is friendly and funny and also very professional. She gave us honest straight answers at all times and advised where needed. Our estate agent behaved very badly and she was calm and measured about this whilst keeping us fully informed.
Claudia has been very professional and has gone above and beyond in assisting in a house purchase. She has been very patient and has always made herself available at the earliest opportunity when questions have arisen.
I couldn't fault her at any point during our business, and will use her again when we look to move to Portugal in the near future.
Very competant and a lovely person too. Very efficient. Very knowledgable.
Diana is a lawyer whose areas of expertise encompass tax planning, company set-up, immigration and property matters. While Diana spent her early life in China, she is originally from Oporto, Portugal. She returned and graduated from the University of Coimbra. Diana has participated in various M&A transactions, having gained a broad understanding in cross-border corporate matters. She works alongside UK, Portugal, France, Germany and many countries in Africa in cross-border contracts for fiscal optimisation.
Elsa has been running a private legal practice since 2004, assisting both national and international clients in civil and business legal matters. In a... Read More
Elsa has been running a private legal practice since 2004, assisting both national and international clients in civil and business legal matters. In addition to her primary law degree, Elsa later obtained a Master’s Degree at the University of Austin, in the United States, with a postgraduate doctorate in international trade as well as mediation, arbitration and negotiation.
Very kind, understanding, helpful, and responsive. I really appreciated Elsa's efforts on my case.
Laura is a registered lawyer with the Bar Association of Portugal. Coming from a family background of lawyers, Laura has learned quickly the value of ... Read More
Laura is a registered lawyer with the Bar Association of Portugal. Coming from a family background of lawyers, Laura has learned quickly the value of in-depth knowledge and expertise in a restricted number of legal fields. She specialises in matters of property law, family law as well as criminal law and immigration matters.
Laura was great. Of course I was hesitant sending money overseas to someone I didn't know but after speaking to Laura I was at ease.
Laura always responded to my emails and when I informed her that I never received my paperwork in the mail, there were no questions and she sent out more paper special delivery which I received within a week.
If need be I would contact Laura to have work done and will advise any friends to do the same.
One of the most responsive and helpful professionals. Very well versed with the laws. Absolutely most recommended.
Fast and helpful service.
Great service and professionalism.
Teresa read law at the University of Coimbra. She is specialised in civil law, contracts, property and inheritance case, with more than 10 years repre... Read More
Teresa read law at the University of Coimbra. She is specialised in civil law, contracts, property and inheritance case, with more than 10 years representing international clients. She holds a postgraduate degree in Banking, Stock Exchange and Insurance Law and also holds the specialization course leading to the degree of Master of Corporate Law. A well-known speaker, Teresa's research focuses on issues of economic and financial law, as well as fundamental rights. She speaks English fluently.
Teresa and her team were immediately very responsive to our inquiry and remained as such throughout their service.
Teresa's team clearly understood our needs and objectives and through their network of established local contacts, they were able to accomplish our goals timely and with professionalism and competence.
Teresa always offered to make herself or her team available to respond to any questions or concerns that we might have had, and has stayed in touch with us to offer support throughout the visa process. Teresa clearly exceeded our expectations based on your evaluation criteria listed above.
We will no doubt have additional legal matters in the future and will have no hesitation Teresa to assist us with a range of Portuguese legalities.
Overall, a fantastic job. A huge thanks to the team and advocate abroad.
Was happy with the service.
One improvement I would suggest: I received an email aimed at Americans which uses different terminology than the UK. So this could be addressed for future correspondence.
I was very happy to use the services of Teresa as I wanted someone I could communicate with in English, as I don't speak Portuguese. Teresa's English was perfect.
I was happy with the costs of the service and she helped ensure that my tight deadline was met.
I intend to use Teresa's services again in the future and would happily recommend to others.
She was very accessible, friendly and fast to reply. I would recommend her.
Teresa is absolutely wonderful. She’s dedicated and shows great passion and caring.
I’m only halfway through the process and still will need assistance to have my spouse join me in Portugal, but I have no doubt all will turn out beautifully with the continued assistance of Teresa.
Thank you for putting me in her exceptionally trustworthy hands!
Teresa and her associates were extremely helpful and professional in their work to achieve our needs, many thanks.
Teresa was very helpful and always got back to me promptly when I had questions. She made herself available by phone during my appointment with SEF, ensuring I left as a Portuguese resident. Obrigado!
Teresa is super professional and can only recommend her . Best service ever
Teresa went above and beyond to ensure she attended to everything everything I needed, and explained every step of the process to me clearly and patiently.
During Covid times communication was easy and replied to queries I had.
Great service and would recommend to others with poor Portuguese as they translated everything sent to me and replied to my messages in English which was a great help to me.
A very nice lawyer who helped me quickly solve my presented problems. In addition, she presented and helped me to solve the various things that one must have as a resident in Portugal.
As can be seen from the answers above, I am very pleased with the help I have received.
Very informative, very responsive, and my NIF was provided very promptly
The service we received was professional and they did explain and provide feedback. The Tax number was obtained and the Bank account opened in a timely manner.
Whenever we had queries we could get hold of the person concerned and if not they would phone you back which we did appreciate.
Teresa responded within a very short time of my initial email. She immediately put me at my ease, listened and understood my needs.
Not only did she assist us with our initial request, she also managed to resolve a last minute request of ours.
Our experience with her was extremely good and we will be asking for her assistance in the future.
Thank you for supporting such excellent human beings.
Teresa always got back to me. She never was negative, she told it like it was. She was in control but never controlling. Her fees were affordable.
She did things like getting our Nif, bank account was started by Her. She found some medical phone numbers that I needed. She was encouraging when I was down when getting my application for visa completed. We will definitely want more of her services when we move to beautiful Portugal.
We were happy to have her help. Sincerely Jimmie and Cheryl Weese.
Lawyer, partner of the law firm Gaia & Martins based in Portugal, with focus on immigration law, nationalities and real estate investments.
Tiago has 10+ years of practice experience, having qualified in both Portuguese and Brazilian jurisdictions. He believes in the overarching importance... Read More
Tiago has 10+ years of practice experience, having qualified in both Portuguese and Brazilian jurisdictions. He believes in the overarching importance of providing effective and creative solutions to business and individual clients alike.
My wife and I are in the process of moving to Portugal, and thank goodness we found Tiago. He has been simply amazing, going above and beyond what anyone could expect from a lawyer.
Not only is he diligent, a great communicator and a consummate professional who really knows the law, but he is also kind, considerate and just an all round lovely person.
Thanks so much, we couldn't have done it without you.
He is excellent at what he does, I really appreciated the opportunity of remote services. He gave answers to all my questions and helped to solve my problem.
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.
Tiago is responsive, professional, always willing to assist and a pleasure to work with.
Tiago did a great job assisting us in all the matters that we requested. He was very responsive and attentive to our needs.
His English is perfect and the price of his services is reasonable. We definitely recommend him to anyone who needs legal assistance.
Tiago is great! I will recommend him to my friends who come to Portugal!
Tiago has been a wonderful and professional resource. I would be (and have been) recommending him to other people when I can, because he has been extremely responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable!
Tiago has been wonderful in every way! I recommended him to my friend, and he has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help me in trying to resolve a very difficult and complex problem.
Tiago was fantastic in all aspects. We couldn't have asked for more. Professional, responded to our questions almost immediately, booked our appointments and told us what to take.
He made the move to Portugal so easy and stress free. We would recommend him to anyone.
Tiago has been very helpful throughout the process. He assisted promptly with all my requests, his communication was timely. He has been a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend his services to anyone who needs assistance of a true professional. Thanks a lot, Tiago!
I am delighted to have found Tiago to help me and my husband through the complex and arduous process of obtaining a Visa in Portugal.
He speaks and writes in English at a high level. He is careful, deliberate, thorough, and prompt in his work. He has a high level of integrity. I have learned to trust him completely.
Best of all, he is a kind person. It’s easy to talk with him and I find I feel energized and positive after our conversations. I’m very satisfied with the service, the price and the results.
Tiago was wonderful, all aspects of the work were undertaken promptly and professionally.
He was approachable and explained all the necessary procedures. His rates were extremely fair and there was a good outcome for me in the court. He worked exceptionally hard on my behalf, and did a fantastic job.
We are so happy with Tiago and his wonderful help. He made everything simple and made sure we accomplished all that we needed. He was very careful and went above and beyond. Everyone has to use Tiago!
Tiago is laudable in his role as advocate. Efficient, thorough, timely, amiable, combining heart with mind. It is a blessing to have found Tiago and he is to be highly recommended.
Tiago is a true professional. He understood what I needed, acted diligently in executing his tasks, and responded to my requests for updates in a timely and courteous manner. His knowledge of Portuguese laws and it’s bureaucracy, were commendable. His price rates were reasonable.
I hope he continues to built his clientele, both in Portugal and overseas, especially in the United States. He does a very good job. No improvement needed.