I'm hoping to move to Portugal on a D7 visa later this year, and have booked an appointment with VFS Global in London for September.
My understanding is that the process is as follows: 1) you obtain a D7 visa in your home country, which you then 2) convert into a D7 residency permit after arrival in Portugal.
My question is, since UK citizens can enter Portugal visa-free for 90 days, do I even need to apply for the D7 visa, or can I just travel to Portugal and then apply straight for the D7 residency permit?
And if I do need to get the D7 visa first, do I need to provide proof of accommodation for those four months? And if so, is a letter from a friend saying they will host me enough?
Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere on the forum but I couldn't see it directly answered!
Thanks so much in advance!:)