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.