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Has anyone had experience with "Atlantic Bridge" services for the D7 process?
Don't know the company. One web result says the offices in Parque das Nações are closed permanently, and they have a rating (google) of 4/5. Also, it's a brazilian website, not a portuguese one.
@dara You can contact them via the business directory or let me know and I’ll make an introduction.
However, the discount is only available to premium club members. If you upgrade your membership the discount will far outweigh the membership fee and you will receive a range of other benefits as well.
Sorry but I'm just seeing this question now. I had started with Ei!, who had and still do have an excellent reputation. But I got caught in the whole bank opening delay debacle and was somewhat frustrated when the first bank was requiring a notarised copy of my Social Security card. I had taken it in with the rest of the documents to be notarized and was told it was illegal for a notary to notarize a photo copy of a Social Security card. Was turned down by 4 other notaries but finally got in touch with the NN, the National Notary Association. They confirmed it was illegal and sent me the statue which I forwarded to both the bank and Ei!. Didn't matter and Ei! did nothing to help. So went another bank and took everything to be notarized - not a problem - and set up my apostille appointment at the Secretary of State's office. The bank told me to make sure to explain I needed one apostille for all 142 pages/13 signatures or it wouldn't be accepted. I arrived at the appointment, filled out cover sheet and two hours later was presented with a refusal letter by the department head who explained that each state determined whether or not the SIGNATURES were apostilled or the DOCUMENTS WITH SIGNATURES were apostilled. In my state it was by signature so they explained I'd need 13 apostilles which would have to be done over 3 appointments 10 business days apart as each appointment was limited to 6 apostilles. I immediately emailed the bank and Ei! and the bank said now I COULD have more than one apostille. I emailed them back saying I'd start the process and it would take another month as the first if the three apostille appointments was a week away. The bank informed me the entire process needed to be completed within 30 days of my receiving the documents. Once again, Ei! didn't help. Finally got it done through an attorney another Expats Portugal member had used but had to pay more on top of what I'd paid Ei! They told me to contact them again mid-June for the NEW target move date of early November. About a month ago, largely as a favor to another person who was using Atlantic Bridge, I ageeed to have a free Zoom consultation. When I mentioned I was already planning to use Ei! and would be contacting them mid-June as instructed, they informed me the VFS office in San Francisco was already booked through mid-September so I agreed on the spot to engage them. Even though I hadn't had my first "client" meeting they told me to book immediately, which I did for September 14, but to then keep checking the site for a cancelation. I did get one for August 15 but it's still not early enough to meet the November timeframe as I'm coordinating my two pup's travel and the relocation service requires me to be in Portugal 5 days before they fly out. So my faith in Ei! has been seriously shaken. So far, I'm happy with AB.