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Since 2005, Expats Portugal has been helping people move to and settle into life in Portugal. Here's just what some of our members have to say...

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Exceeded Expectations: Insightful and Thorough Consultation

July 13, 2024

I recently had a one-hour consultation session with Gerry and Astrid, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience. The session was incredibly informative and exceeded all my expectations.

From the start, Gerry and Astrid were welcoming and insightful, addressing my numerous questions about relocating to Portugal, visa options, and potential living areas. They provided thorough and detailed information on various visa options, including the Golden Visa and D8 visa, and helped me understand the best path for my family’s needs.

The follow-up email from Gerry was prompt and comprehensive, containing useful introductions to key contacts to help me decide my path forward. Additionally, the resources provided were invaluable and completely customized to my needs.

Overall, the consultation provided me with a wealth of information and a clear path forward. The follow-up was impeccable, with all necessary contacts and resources provided efficiently. I highly recommend Expats Portugal for anyone considering a move to Portugal. Their expertise, professionalism, and personalized approach make the process much smoother and more manageable.

Thank you, Gerry and Astrid, for your exceptional support!

Isaac

An Effective and Unique Service

July 12, 2024

Now my Wife and I are living, really living in Portugal after escaping our dreary UK existence it’s time to report in on our impressions of this ‘Expats Portugal’ creation. Unique and Effective as above so below. Gerry and the ‘Dream Team’ have really taken so much trouble and strife out of the immigration process there really isn’t space to bestow enough praise here. We’ve been here not even one month yet and already have a long term rental, NIF and Crue under our belts and the rest is in hand and processing. Bank Accounts about to come through and our final UK strings about to be cut with pleasure. Massive thanks in particular to EI Migration, all there especially Mariana Henriques and Sara Santos who so far have been our main contacts and are both personal, professional and simply brilliant!

Coming to see NuNu next for our insurance.

Mario Rachel

Worth their weight in gold

June 24, 2024

Our D7 Visas were just approved, we have our plane tickets and we’ll be arriving in Porto a few weeks. I cannot imagine how difficult this would have been without the entire Expats Portugal team. We have been members for 2 years and it has been more than worth it.

We relied exclusively on Expat Portugal businesses and the customer service has been exceptional and also personable. A lot of very kind and knowledgeable people. Our personal consultation with Gerry was worth the price of premium membership in and of itself. He really helped us smooth out our plan and gave us fantastic advice based on our situation.

We used Ei! as well as Casa Portuguesa for our visas and rentals and I cannot say enough good things about them. They are so helpful, responsive, knowledgeable, and kind words fail me (thank you to Hivana, Sara, and Carolina at Ei! / Casa Portuguesa).

We used Winsurance for our travel and private insurance, Helana and Nuno are knowledgeable, kind, and personally supportive. Very pleased with our insurance!

We used Spartan FX for our money transfers, a big thank you to Steve Flack for his help and support.

Also a big shout out to the entire Expats Portugal community, a lot of people who are members here helped to give us the confidence to take what is truly a huge and life-changing step that can be fraught with street.

Sean Overby

We've been here for six months, and...

June 9, 2024

We’ve been here for six months…and just to make it blunt, we probably would not have made it without Expats Portugal (EP). Gerry has been an absolute pleasure to know and work with. He was approachable and responsive to our questions and in helping us find local people to help get things done. We bought a home while still living in the US and Andreia and Daniel from Reis & Pellicano were critical in ironing out a valid contract and working long hours to make an outbuilding legalized. Steve Flack at SpartanFX and the immigration experts at Ei were indispensable in moving money and getting proper immigration paperwork. Nuno and Camila from Winsurance have been great helping us get the proper insurance. Joao Amaral, at Rorizcar in Ourem, helped both of us find excellent used cars at reasonable prices. We love the forums and have made many friends here as a result. To sum, we probably would not have made it through all the hurdles without EP and their expert resources. I highly recommend EP folks and their associates to make the move more easily and without costly mistakes.

Dwight Miller

Professional and friendly

June 6, 2024

Gerry and his team are an excellent resource for those looking to move to Portugal. We’ve had three in-person and online meetings so far and not only do they know the ropes, but they are all Portuguese (and Irish 🙂 friendly. I appreciate how with each unique situation regarding our D7 process they provide the best workable options in an honest and straightforward fashion while helping us reach our goals. You’re in good hands with Expats Portugal

Steve Werthman

What a fabulous team Expats Portugal has put together!

May 31, 2024

To all of the administration and partners of Expats Portugal,

I always enjoy being with all of you on your super-informative weekly events. Thanks to you, we are working with Ei! (Diana and Gilda) who performed a miracle in getting our NHR’s just under the wire last October and Conceito for doing our taxes (Duarte Cruz and João Rogelio). Thank you so much for all the support that you offer us which gives us such invaluable peace of mind. You are all very much appreciated.

Jennifer Adrian-Thiroux

A great website, well managed

May 29, 2024

Highly recommend the forum, a great community. Well moderated keeping everything pleasant. The rules are well balanced and easy to follow. Thank you to Gerry the admin who has been very helpful

Elizabeth

Response from Expats Portugal

Thank you for your kind comments Elizabeth. However I must point out that we have a team of moderators working diligently in the background. We do try very hard to keep the forum ‘on-point’, free of direct advertisements and spam and most importantly a place were our members can post safely and securely. Your thoughtful comments are very much appreciated.

Just moved to Portugal😎

May 17, 2024

I can’t thank Expats Portugal enough.

I am very grateful to Expat Portugal , I have gone with Winsurance for all my insurance needs and EI Migration has helped me with my NIF, my D7 ,my residency and is going to help me with my application for the NHR.

I have used Spartan FX , and the very kind and patient Henry Kent from Holborn Assests is helping me with my assets.

Being a bit shy, Good Morning Portugal helps me feel a lot less lonely. ☺️

Joan Van Groningen

Worth joining this Group

April 30, 2024

Very useful platform for those considering Portugal as their primary or secondary base. What we like most is their constant endeavors to improve based on feedback of the members. Gerry, with his wealth of knowledge / experience

on local issues, remains our go to person and found him approachable and responsive. Carl is an excellent moderator of webinars displaying lot of energy who seldom misses to capture any query from members. Thanks EP

Arup Roy Tandra Ray

Knowledgable, Efficient, and Resourceful

April 29, 2024

Gerry was very helpful to me in navigating what could be a challenging process, responding to my individual needs and circimstances. I highjly reccommend Ex Pats!

Deborah Bryon

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