Another BIG shout out to Ei for their incredible help w/the visa process and to Rodolfo this AM for his eagle eye on all of the details of the document preparation. my husband and I could not have gone thru this process without both of them and Ei's incredible team (Cristina Amaral particularly).
For those that are wondering if they need their help or not (visa process coming from the US), I strongly encourage you to consider it. They were well worth their fees. There are many documents and organizations that you will need to engage with in your current country and Ei prepares you for all of that as well.
As Rodolgo has strong relationships and is a familiar face at SEF, with his help we were out of there quickly today
Thank you again to Ei and Rodolfo!