I’m starting the process of getting residency in Portugal by the fund investment option. I just talked to a firm that I found through Google that takes you through the whole process but I’m going to guess they’re a little pricey for the white glove treatment. Their legal fees were estimated to be about 35,000 euros. I feel like with the information on this forum I should be able to do much of the process myself. Can anyone recommend a good immigration lawyer to assist with the rest? Thanks!
Wow, €35K is high. Is that just legal fees or does that include government fees? If it includes the government fees then it is more reasonable.
also a lawyer list as a spreadsheet in the portugal gv fund comparison topic
Last year I purchased a property in Lisbon in order to qualify for a Golden Visa. I was represented by Francisco Salgueiro, who’s a Senior Partner at Edge International Law firm. Francisco and his team assisted me with getting my tax id number, opening a Portuguese bank account, negotiating my purchase agreement for the property, and every aspect of the GV application process, including accompanying me to my visa interview. They also act as my fiscal agent in Portugal for my required tax filings. Everyone in the firm speaks perfect English, they are incredibly responsive, they have extensive experience representing foreign investors, and always find practical solutions to the unforeseen hurdles and the bureaucracy. When one bank was slow in opening my bank account, they quickly found another one and were able to open my bank account in a number of days. Despite the pandemic, they were able to file my Golden Visa application quickly, get me an interview in a smaller city which cut the waiting time in half, and I had my GV in hand within 9 months of filing. They were extremely professional and provided the highest caliber of legal support. The legal fees were transparent, reasonable, and there were no surprises. I have worked with lawyers and law firms in over 40 countries and Edge International Law, and Francisco and his associate, Ana Abreu, are some of the best I’ve ever worked with. I am extremely pleased with their services and they have earned my trust. Since they are a full-service law firm, I intend to use them in the future for any future legal needs. I highly recommend them.
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Totally second that.
Thank you for the recommendation, I’ll look him up!
Hi I recently got a quote from [www.lvpadvogados.com] - a firm of lawyers in Lisbon they emailed me detailing their services and quoted 2900 euros for the first main applicant and 1400 for the second and subsequent applicant eg spouse etc. The lady who contacted me was Manuella Sena, who is one of their immigration consultants - website is in English and has useful info on there re all sorts of things including the “Golden Visa” Only thing I would say is that they quoted 200 Euros for the obtaining the NIF - I am using NIFonline which I found on here and they charge 73 Euros - including the necessary tax representation you need if you’re not resident…I haven’t actually got it but so far seem very efficient, and they have already scheduled a zoom meeting to ID me and my signature! I wonder if your quote is so high because you are applying for the GV???