How many here have gone through the D7 visa process and rented a place, sight-unseen, in order to fulfill the D7 visa requirement?
I ask because it might be our only choice.
Our last trip to Portugal in March 2020 didn't go so well and we headed home to Salt Lake City, Utah, empty-handed to wait out the pandemic.
Now we are getting back on track to move and retire to Portugal.
We understand there are services that can search for rentals to provide feedback on the conditions and the general accommodations. That's one option.
But is there a service that offers a sort of sponsorship (like maybe a guest house, month-to-month rental) in order to establish a quasi-lease agreement and an address for the D7 while looking for a legitimate long-term rental?
Does that even make sense?
Staying at an Airbnb while finding the right place would be ideal but I don't think that qualifies for the D7.
Does anyone have a solution for this?
Thanks in advance...