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A big hello and thank you for all of the time that you have put into this website.  My wife and I are astounded by your devotion to the expat community.

I will be coming over from the U.S. as a retiree and this is now starting from scratch.

We have always supported little businesses; we do not support the 'industrial model' of anything.  This is how we do things.  It is not always the easiest way.  For instance, try buying online while avoiding Amazon.

We are a looking for a small, competent law firm to see us through our immigration process.  The operatives are 'small' and 'competent'.  While I am sure the Ei and Lexidy give excellent service, we feel that they are 'migration mills' and would prefer to avoid them.  However I am very happy for you-all that you have found a sponsor in Ei.

Ideally, we are trying to hear from several people who have worked with small law offices and who have either positive of negative reviews to share.  For instance, we attempted to use yelp.com to research 'lawyers' in Lisbon and came up with 9 pages, some of whom were immigration lawyers, but there were no reviews (to speak of) in all of the nine pages.

You are perhaps our best hope for networking in this fashion.

May you all be safe, well and happy,

Buckley and Nat

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Ei! is nothing like that. They're friendly and caring. The day we arrived there weren't any sheets or towels in our condo. Carla went to the mall and got the things we needed. She also helped set up the electricity, internet and TV. Michelle checked in on us several times before our SEF appointment and made sure we had everything we needed. The day of the appointment she met us at a cafe and told us not to worry. We didn't have to say a word at the meeting. She took care of everything. They are friendly and professional. Yesterday morning I got the following email from Gilda:

Dear Randy and Brenda,

How are you? Are you enjoying the country and the people?

How has been your experience so far?

Is there anything I can help with in a personal way?

Best Regards,

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Thank you very much.  We really appreciate your taking the time to help us with your experience.

B&N

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We too have used Ei from the beginning. They are a terrific resource, and are 100% spun up on all the changes. We decided that although we can do it on our own, we opted to maximize the expertise of a company that deals with this all the time. They are well networked, stay on top of changes, and are incredibly helpful and responsive. Cristina, Gilda and Ana have been part of our team, and each one is dependable, trustworthy and efficient. We would, with no hesitation, recommend them to others. 

In regards to your Yelp inquiries... you need to remember that Yelp was a USA creation, by two Paypal employees. Europe doesn't use that kind of email review system, like done in the US. Portuguese people are helpful, provide guidance/recommendations and many times, take you to wherever you are inquiring about. One of the many lovely aspects of Portugal, is that they do things differently. 

You will certainly find loads of helpful threads and posts on ExpatsPortugal.

Best of luck in your journey

Char

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Char, thank you so much for taking the time to reply.

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--> We have always supported little businesses; we do not support the 'industrial model' of anything.

Doesn't that make it difficult to choose a mobile phone, car, computer, etc?

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