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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...

Rated 5.0 out of 5
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 52 reviews)
Very good2%

A Gratitude-filled Ode to Gerry and the Expats Portugal Team

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 3, 2023

Big thanks to Gerry and the amazing Expat Portugal team!

They turned our residency concerns into a piece of cake.

Picture this: a chat with Gerry, and suddenly, bam! The right contacts, easy solutions, and zero stress. It’s like having your own personal navigation system for the expat life.

Thanks for making our Portugal adventure a breeze!

David O.

Consultation with Jacqui Acevedo

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 19, 2023

My wife and I had a delightful and most helpful conversation with Jacqui Acevedo. Jacqui addressed our concerns, answered our questions, and made quick referrals to people who could provide more in depth information about specific topics. Jacqui was informative, personable, and a pleasure to speak with.

William Cantley

Expats Portugal Rocks!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 14, 2023

We are here to sing the praises of Expats Portugal, as we couldn’t have completed the arduous process of moving from the US to Portugal without this sterling group! Gerry, Carl, and the team, along with their business associates—Ei!, Winsurance, and GIR—have been absolutely wonderful in helping us navigate the pitfalls of an international relocation. And we would be remiss if we didn’t shout out the very kind expats who are on the Forum, always willing to help with our questions. As well, we would also like to thank the Premium Plus group members and especially Susan and Leif for their great kindnesses.

Our relocation process has taken roughly a year and a half, and we are soon to embark on our final flight across the Atlantic to our new home! We had many surprises and challenges along the way, but we felt in very good hands with Expats Portugal and Ei!. Always.

Gerry has been incredibly supportive and continually hands on, and Ei! has been extremely helpful—especially regarding our D7 and SEF processes, and finally, getting our NHR approval. A special thanks to Ei!’s Filipa, Constanca, Claudia, Beatriz, and Ana who assisted us.

Thank you, Gerry, for everything. We couldn’t have done this journey without your help…

ExPats Portugal is the best investment you can make in realizing your dream of living a new adventure in magnificent Portugal!

Lucia and Scott


Great People and a Great Resource.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 15, 2023

We became ‘Community’ members at the end of last year, and found the site to be extremely friendly and helpful. Our move to Portugal is likely to happen in the first half of 2024, so we upgraded to the ‘Premium’ membership to give us full access to all of the benefits that Expats Portugal has to offer.

Shortly after joining, we received a lovely welcome email from Gerry and the Dream Team, who explained the benefits of Premium membership and an invite to a ‘face to face’ meeting with one of the team.

Soon after we met Gerry, who is a great guy and so enthusiastic in the way he introduced himself, the dream Team and the wider the Expats community. He immediately made us feel at home and was easily able to address our immediate concerns. Our time together was all too brief, however by the time we finished, we felt like we were old friends.

Shortly after our meeting we received an email from Gerry summarising everything, along with a commitment from him to introduce us to the people that could assist us with our move. Those introduction emails were sent thereafter.

If you are serious about a move to Portugal, I would highly recommend becoming a Premium member of this great community.

Finally, a big thank you from us to Gerry and the Dream Team for such a warm welcome.

Nick & jenny

Nick Jenny Vane

Couldn't have done it without you

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 12, 2023

Gerry and Astrid and Carl and the entire team at Expats Portugal made our dream come true.

We had all the resources we needed to get the job done thanks to ExP. We had countless friends before we even set foot in the country because of this wonderful service and these wonderful human beings.

I know these people. I’ve met these people. I count these people as dear friends.

It’s not just a business, it’s a family of people sharing their love for the country we’ve adopted as our own.

If you want to make the move to Portugal, you need to be in this community. These are amazing people. Seriously.

Konni and I volunteer to give back to ExP because these are incredible people and good people and we couldn’t have done it without them. Everything you need is here.

What are you waiting for? Join now. The best community on the internet. Bar none.

Hank Stalica

I could not have accomplished this D7 process without the Expats Portugal Community and Affiliates

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 10, 2023

About 18 month ago my wife suggested we move to Portugal to which I said I would investigate the process. I found Expats Portugal and immediately signed us up. From that point on, the process has been so easy (as moving to another country can be). I must commend, Cristina Amaral formerly of Ei and her team in getting us prepared for the VFS Global meeting. I also want to thank Millennium Bank for bringing us up to speed on banking in Portugal, Rodolfo Pellicano of Reis & Pellicano Law firm for his no cost advise and referral to various other resources and Nuno Munoz Broker for Winsurance who not only assisted us with the required travel insurance but also consulted on home, automobile, pet and medical policies.

We also appreciate the other resources such Travel, car rental and real estate information.

We handled the entire process from the comforts of our California residence albeit at 2am- 6am PST!

Most important is the comradery that we have received being members. Its worth every dollar/Euro paid for membership. Great website, well stocked with helpful information.

Michael and Annette Amberger-Warren

A Great Resource!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 4, 2023

Jacqui was tremendously helpful in providing information and contacts, thoroughly addressing my questions and concerns.

Deborah Bryon

Excellent resource

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 27, 2023

We have used the professional services of Nuno (Insurance) to get the travel insurance and health insurance with MGEN and the excellent services of E! who helped secure our D7 visas and residency cards. We had a lovely meeting with Gerry who is so kind, helpful and knowledgeable and has pointed us in the right direction for obtaining our Portuguese driver’s licenses, baggage certificate, Portuguese lessons and even train travel in Portugal.

We are thankful for Expats Portugal and the wealth of knowledge it provides.

Anne and Jenny

What a helpful site and team of experts.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 22, 2023

My wife and I have been interested in moving to Portugal for over a year now and had questions about different locations, weather, culture, costs and logistics of moving. Finding Expats Portugal has helped us remove so much of the uncertainty we had when starting our research. We had a meeting with Gerry who was so kind and patient as we asked a barage of questions. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I can’t recommend this site enough!! Thank you.

Michael Evelyn

Dream Team links

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 14, 2023

I love Expats Portugal–except for navigating your website. I just watched the webinar about buying property in Portugal. Excellent!

However, at the very end, Gerry kindly said that we would have to use the link in the chat part of the webinar to get to the Dream Team. I found the link, turned away for just a few seconds, and Zoom deleted the link along with all the rest of the webinar. I have spent a quarter of an hour trying to get to the Dream Team. NO LUCK!! Please make this easier! I’ll still give you a five star rating, although getting around your website is not up to it.

Linda H Koran

Response from Expats Portugal

Thank you for your kind comments Linda.

We did manage to get you on that particular webinar once we knew the problem and we trust we resolved your issue for future webinars in our subsequent email exchange. As mentioned, the key is to RSVP in advance of the webinars and you will receive the link by email.

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