We are rushing to get our Portugal GV application in before the end of May 2023. We have a handle on most other documents and have decided to go via the fund (IMGA) route for investment. We are US citizens.
What is the quickest way to get this account setup besides showing up in person? Thanks!
Agree with @garrett - I did it remotely and it was a hassle.
Filled in all the paperwork, DHL’d it to them, and they turned around and said my signatures didn’t match my passport sig.
Had to sit at the kitchen table with my passport and practice signing over & over & over until I had it nailed. Even then, I had 5 copies of each sheet with all but the sigs filled in. Then I signed each sheet one by one comparing to the passport. Threw away a bunch of misses - one gets self conscious - before i had all signed.
This time, I scanned it, sent the PDF to Nuno and asked him to confirm with his compliance team that the sigs were good. Only then, when he said it was good, did I re-DHL the forms to them.
And all of this under a tight turn-around window (late Q4-2021). The turn-around on the DHL was about 7 days. So the initial misfire caused quite a bit of angst.
Hi all, if I am going to portgual to open a Bison account, is any special documentation required (beyond the obvious like Passport, NIF etc)? Ie what would need to be procured in the US before leaving?
Another vote for Nuno at Bison Bank; have been working with him since 3/2022 with our GV turistic renovation investment and he has been fabulous, patient, polite, responsive and just the best. Now, if only he were in charge of SEF…