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Moving to PT getting closer!!!!!!

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 As the months turn into weeks and the weeks turn in to days, the element of Fear racks up.

 

 What have I not done!!

Maybe a general check list might help?

 

Done all the packing[Nightmare} Emptied the house labelled everything.

Organised the removal truck,

Sold my car

Arranged Car hire both ends

Booked flights

Booked the hotels

Arranged to collect keys for new PT property

Got all documentation in place

Please add to the list on what I have missed !!!!!

 

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Posted by: @paulr

 As the months turn into weeks and the weeks turn in to days, the element of Fear racks up.

 

 What have I not done!!

Maybe a general check list might help?

 

Done all the packing[Nightmare} Emptied the house labelled everything.

Organised the removal truck,

Sold my car

Arranged Car hire both ends

Booked flights

Booked the hotels

Arranged to collect keys for new PT property

Got all documentation in place

Please add to the list on what I have missed !!!!!

 

You've got the hitherto elusive visa then?

Well done!

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Have you given yourself a HUGE pat on the back and a hearty, "well done, Paul!"?  No?  I thought not.  I think most of us are guilty of not taking time to appreciate how amazing we are to tackle this daunting undertaking.

Are you doing this alone?

Kudos, Paul!  Everything else will sort itself out:)

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Hi Allin422, A quick answer is no. not had the time. After over 2 months of trying to get appointments in the Uk with both the PT Embassy and VFS Global and, sending copies of docs , which were far more than they needed and ticked every single requirement. Got absolute zero response .Sent letters, recorded delivery,E-mails  and phoned . just talked to a machine. had I not spent substantial time in PT and know how kind and helpful the PT people, I would have come to a different conclusion about PT and the way PT Embassies work.

So two weeks from today we arrive in PT . Sold up in the Uk and have 90 days to sort things out over there.. I own property , retired and more than cover all the necessary  requirements. I have good PT friends who will make an appointment with Faro SEF and  take me to their office and will  ensure that residency will follow in 5 weeks.

Have substantial knowledge of the Algarve and it is my intention to start a Photographic School for young photographers and more experienced photographers with the help of others  Pro PT  Photographers. This will be a completely free service with no cost to the students . Just a sharing of knowledge in Photography.

For anybody starting this process , I wish them Good Luck, it is like climbing mountains ,with a team of Sherpas  helping you..and yes Ei did try and help but so far nothing as happened and I am running out of time UK wise.

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I own property , retired and more than cover all the necessary  requirements. I have good PT friends who will make an appointment with Faro SEF and  take me to their office and will  ensure that residency will follow in 5 weeks..

Good luck with that.

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