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Money transferred starting D7 application! A little nervous but very excited 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

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 Ralf
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Good luck!

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@ralf thank you

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@jgibson Congratulations! Hooray for you! See you there next year.

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@jgibson Bom Dia. Question: do you know, is it true that once the D7 is approved, moving to Pt. must be complete within 120 days? Were trying to time application so that we can land next September.

obrigada and good luck!

Anna

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@mrsbrabbit sorry I dont have an answer for you, with my wife and I having such hectic schedules we have left the details to Gilda and Ei to handle all of our D7 process they know our timeline and will adjust the application process based on that. They have been wonderful so far setting up our Nif and helping set up our Millennium bank account

that being said Im hoping to be ready to move the end of this year or early 2022 January-February with my wife and son to follow on reunification visas in May-June

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@jgibson Thanks for the reminder to reach out to Gilda and Ei!

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@mrsbrabbit they are the experts and you will be in good hands

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Ola Anna, It is been advisable to us by Ei to arrive to Portugal no later than 2-3 months from the date wince the visa is issued. Yet, your D7 120 days will start from the day of your arrival to Portugal.

Also, once you visas are ready to be issued, the consulate will send you an email confirming your anticipated date of arrival to Portugal (as was in our case). So, they can issue visas starting around that date AND schedule a SEF appointment for you.

in our case, we applied to VFS in the end of February, 2 weeks later, when the consulate asked us about our dates, we replied that we would anticipate to arrive in Portugal in May. when we received our visas in mid of March, the visas dates were from May 1st and with the SEF appointment scheduled for the end of July. We still continued to stay in the US and work until the end of May. Arrived to Lisbon in the beginning of June. Searched for long-term accommodations, signed a contract and waited for it to be registered (by a landlord) with Financas, all in 4 weeks, for our SEF appointment. And voila!
hope it helps with your math 😀

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@tdn This info helps completely. Obrigada!

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@tdn "Searched for long-term accommodations, signed a contract...". You were able to get the D7 without already having proof of accommodation?

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@jeanne We had a contract for accommodations with a help from Ei to apply for D7, that has been cancelled right after receiving our visas. We had to find accommodations and sign a year- long contract upon arrival in Portugal for our SEF appointment.

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@mrsbrabbit You get to choose. Once your D7 is approved the embassy will ask you by email what day you plan to arrive in Portugal. That day is when the 120 begins.

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@maxgravy thats good info thanks

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@maxgravy Thanks a lot. That helps.

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Congratulations!

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@JGibson Good Luck John!! I'm sure your D7 will be done before you know it. Can't wait to hear about your house hunting....

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@livinginusa My wife is encouraging me to move sooner than planned and retire a little earlier head to Pt this December and buy a home a car and get everything setup for the rest of the family to follow this spring/summer super exciting! Ready to start lifes next adventure.

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@jgibson so incredibly awesome. Wish all the luck, good timing etc!!

we are applying now and hope for our VfS appt in nov and d7 in the new year! Nothing like the jump! Life is an adventure. Keep jumping in!!

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Boa sorte! Please keep us posted!

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