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D7/AIMA (SEF) Process Spreadsheet

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Hey Gang,  need everyones assistance in gathering the necessary information to hopefully provide a valuable tool for all members.  We started a spreadsheet to track the D7/SEF process to give everyone an idea regarding timelines for approvals.

So far we have 17 individuals/couples on the list and it continues to grow.  There are a few of you that we have lost track of who may have been approved and/or are in country already.  If you can, please reply here or send me a DM so I can update your info.

 

For those that have not taken a look, here is a link.  Check it out!

Expats Portugal D7/AIMA(SEF) Process

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@misticjeff Howdy Jeff, Boa Ano Novo!  We finally received our residency permits on January 4th, to add to the spreadsheet. 🍾

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@alleycat All set, congrats!

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@misticjeff

Hi Jeff, this is great.  I’m about to embark on my D7 adventure.  My VFS appointment Feb 27th in Houston.  I’ll be sure to update you.  Thanks for putting it together.  This will at least give me some data point to go by in planning. Thank you!

Lien

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@lien I didn’t see on the areas of jurisdiction that Houston had a VFS.

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@jonesdn2020 

According to VFS,

https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/prt/news/vac-opening-in-miami-and-houston

Houston and Miami are open to Texas and Florida residents.

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@lien Thanks for sharing that information!

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@misticjeff Hi Jeff, we finally got our AIMA appt for April 5th. We arrived in Pt on Dec. 10th, had our San Francisco VSF appt. on June 21st, so it’s been a long schlepp. EI! got our appointment and we go to Setubal the night before to be there in the morning to meet EI!’s Constança, not wanting to risk any delays or slip ups. We are in contract on a T2 in Praia da Luz and take possession on April 8th, so it will be a busy few days.  I’ve sure learned a lot about how real estate is done in Portugal. I had to unlearn everything I knew as a Realtor in California for 37 years. Cheers, Dotty

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@misticjeff Hello Jeff!  This is Yumiko (ykglct).  For the spreadsheet update – Our residency cards arrived at our apartment on Feb 8 (but we were not here).  We went to AIMA in Porto.  Chris was able to collect his card on March 11.  I could not because there was an error on my card (place/country of birth showed Japan, USA LoL ).  So no card for me yet.  The AIMA person said it could get anywhere between 2 weeks~3 months for the corrected card to arrive.

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@misticjeff 

Hi Jeff,

Thank you for the great tool to see how others are progressing.  Not sure how to enter my info on the spreadsheet but I had my initial D7 appt in Bogota Tuesday, July 11th and received acceptance Sept 28th. My D7 visa was dated Oct 09th and expired Feb 5th. Have been in Portimao waiting for residence permit appt since Oct 10th. The last conversation with AIMA was in December and the employee thought I’d have an appt by the Feb 5th expiration date. 

BettyB Hi  

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Hi Jeff,

As of today, August 16th, we are still waiting for approval. I did notice on the spreadsheet that @2533vlsgmail-com (Vicki) received her approval today,August 16th.  She had her appointment the day before ours.  Both of ours were in SF. Since this is so early in the morning, and also the 16th of August, can you confirm that her approval date is correct?

Thanks,

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@pmh 

Since this is so early in the morning, and also the 16th of August, can you confirm that her approval date is correct?

Yes it is correct, she received the email today (she is currently in Lisbon, 8hrs ahead of west coast) She will head back to the states and mail in her passport.

 

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Got approved today- exactly 4 months from the interview date!

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@dolce Absolutely Awesome!!!!! when you receive it, forward along the Date of Issuance, Validity From/To and your SEF appt information.

Congratulations!

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Thank you.  I have to fly back to NY to get the VISA so it may take a while.

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@dolce Congratulations!

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@jonesdn2020 Thank you

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@konni  when you and Hank get a moment I need your info as well to complete your entry on the spreadsheet 😉 😀 

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@misticjeff  Jeff, I got the info and Hank will DM it to you. Thanks!

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