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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."
"Our lawyer was very helpful, professional and kind - nothing was too much trouble. If I left a message, we got a reply within 24 hours. Would recommend this service to anyone."
"I was extremely pleased with the whole service."
"Extremely helpful, trustworthy, and went beyond expectations to help and serve me as a client."
10 years ago
Study/Research Visa Application
Available in the following locations: Castelo Branco, 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?
If you are not an EU citizen, you must apply for a short-term visa if your period of study will be less than 3 months long; for courses with a duration of greater than 3 months you will need to apply for a residency visa and permit.
You will need to have an acceptance letter from the University detailing your course and schedule an interview with your local Portuguese Consulate/Embassy 2-3 months in advance, since it can take some time to get the visa approved.
You will further require proof that you can support yourself financially as well as suitable health insurance cover.
For those who are planning to attend a course of study for a period greater than 3 months, they must arrange their residency permit within 4 months of arrival in Portugal.
What Does This Service Consist Of?
- An initial discussion with lawyers highly experienced in making successful applications for Student Visas and Study Related Residency Visas
- Your lawyer will be able to provide you with detailed information on how to make the application via your local Portuguese Consulate/Embassy,
- Assistance and advice on completing the forms (all in Portuguese only) to ensure the application is approved
- Assistance upon arrival to obtain the Student Residency Permit
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?
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.
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.