Portugal Family Reunion Visa: What Is It and How Does It Work? | Movingto

When you decide to move to a new country there are lots of things to consider: where will you live, will you make friends there, and how will you see your family again?

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.movingto.io/pt/portugal-family-reunion-visa

The Family Reunion visa is definitely one of the best ones to get if you can get it but just as a warning, it took me 8 months to get it.

I couldn’t even get an appointment for the first 7 months after enquiring almost daily. I had multiple lawyers look into this for me and nothing was working.

So now I have it, but it’s taken 8 months. They say it’s due to covid and the delays it’s caused.

Hi Dominiq,

Unfortunately, that is right. The government wasn’t giving any appointment to anyone from January 2021 until September 2021.

Now they are giving appointment.

The fastest way of getting an appointment with SEF for the family reunion Visa is through a lawfirm.

I’m glad to hear you finally got yours.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to reply to this message.

Ana, Co-Founder @ movingto.io