About Relocate To Portugal / FEES
Relocate to Portugal provides:
- Guidance through the processes of establishing residency in Portugal;
- Due diligence in ever-evolving immigration procedures and public policy;
- Curated partnerships for legal representation, real estate, and accountancy.
- A team of multilingual administrative assistants to reduce the stress of navigating procedures in a foreign country, in a foreign language.
- A network of resources for day-to-day life.
There are 2 types of pricing, with 23% IVA added to all invoices:
FIXED FEE VISA SERVICE (PRE-ARRIVAL)
2021 fixed price pre-arrival service starts at €300 base fee for the first applicant, with discounts for the other family members. In 2020-2021, we did not charge for minors to obtain visas due to the uncertainty of the pandemic making Family Reunification policy unpredictable. For contracts starting in 2022, we will resume charging for minors.
Pre-arrival services are provided mainly on a fixed-price basis, depending on the scope of the work. For those who need only document reviews and assistance in a specific area of the application, hourly billing is available at the same rate as a call: €50/hour (40.65 + tax).
For visa-related inquiries, please book a consultation with Gail Aguiar.
AD-HOC SERVICE, PER HOUR
Ad hoc covers a wide range of services, including all post-arrival, billed at €15-40 per hour base fee, depending on the service. Or we may provide a quote for the specific service.
In 2021, assistance with rescheduling SEF appointments, home searches and post-landing services such as booking and attending appointments with clients at SEF, Finanças, IMT, Junta de Freguesia, Centro da Saúde et al, are time-tracked and billed based on time, between €15-25 per hour (depending upon the assistant). There is a minimum charge of 1 hour.
In 2022, many post-arrival services will shift to a fixed-fee basis.
For post-arrival or questions related to EU citizens, please send your message through the contact form.
Gail Aguiar has been an immigrant since the age of two. A former resident of five Canadian provinces and six countries on four continents, migration has been her way of life. Besides expatriation, she has also repatriated twice in the past three decades. Her travels have taken her to 41 countries thus far, mostly solo.
Gail is an outlier, part of a minority of expats who did not move for work, study, retirement, or as an accompanying partner. Of her four expat moves, three were without the aid of a lawyer.
Prior to moving to Portugal in 2013, Gail worked in economic research, equity research, marketing research, human resources, and the Canadian public service (Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario). Due diligence has always been part of her work ethic and ingrained sense of responsibility. If a move to Portugal is inadvisable under the circumstances, she will be forthcoming about why.
Gail has been a weekly solo volunteer in a migrant detention centre in Portugal since 2015. Her dedication to volunteering in this environment not only enriches her life, but the experience has deepened her knowledge of immigration law and its effects upon a wide demographic of migrants and their circumstances.
During her academic studies in Anthropology, Gail started a personal blog in 2002 which features a large catalogue of photography and information, with the spotlight on Portugal from 2011. She’s written more than 6,100 posts to date.
A professional photographer since 2008, Gail’s website has imagery from her travels in all 18 districts of Continental Portugal, Madeira (including Porto Santo), and five Azorean islands: São Miguel (where she got married in 2013), Terceira, Faial, Corvo, and Flores, with four to go. All the images in RTP’s website and social media accounts were taken by Gail.
Gail’s knowledge of Portugal has led to interviews in the Financial Times and Toronto Star, in addition to Portuguese media (newspaper, radio). She’s written articles and licensed her photographs of Portugal for Expedia, AirTransat, Lonely Planet, and other travel-related companies.
Gail lives in the Porto metro area with her Portuguese husband and rescue dog from Guimarães.
WE WORK WITH CLIENTS RELOCATING TO ALL PARTS OF PORTUGAL
Relocate to Portugal is based in Porto, but electronic communication has made it possible for us to assist you, wherever you are. If you need assistance in person outside of the Porto area, we’ll refer you to our partners closer to where you’ll land.
We have associates in the Lisbon area and Algarve.