We are fairly new members here, and for us, things are about to get "fun."
We are in the US, and are getting ready to actually file our D7 application at the end of the month. We should be receiving our FBI background check within the next few days, and then we will be ready to file at VFSGobal.
Obviously timing is a bit scary. as we have already scheduled and paid for flights to Portugal on March 18th, 2021. At least they are changeable. We also have booked the first 3 months of accommodations at an Airbnb in Lisbon, and the second 3 months at a hotel, which is cancellable, assuming we are able to find an Apartment with a 12 month lease within the first 3 months.
Our Question - For the visa which is granted at the Portuguese Consulate, when does the 4 months start? Upon approval, or upon arrival?
Thank you to all. This is an interesting process, especially with the COVID 19 issues going on.