I started my D7 process around mid June. I had my appointment at VFS in SF in the beginning of August. My D7 visa was approved in the beginning of Sept and I'm moving to Lisbon on Oct. 18th. I have my SEF appointment in Jan. Most of the process went very smooth. I used a local Lisbon firm called Atlantic Bridge to handle the process. They were great during the entire process. Hardest part of the process was getting a landlord to write a lease for an apartment and not being there. Thanks to Expat Portugal community.