Your Portugal Relocation Expert
Moving to Portugal might seem like a daunting task. Where do you start? How do you deal with all the paperwork and bureaucracy? There are so many questions and even more you do not even know to ask. Whether you are seeking Portugal as your dream retirement destination, or to live there on a temporary basis, I am happy to help. We have lived here for several years and I have been so thankful to help dozens of potential ex-pats just like you, by giving real world advice to navigate the treacherous waters of a move to a new country. My goal is to ease your transition and reduce some of the stress of this big decision.
I like to keep it simple. I charge a flat fee of 50 USD per hour, for a phone or video consultation. You will be sent an invoice after our call and payments are made via PayPal.
“How To” in Portugal – How to obtain your NIF, Bank Account, SNS Health and Social Security Numbers. How to navigate your SEF appointment, moving items to Portugal, and more.
Visa Advice – Which visa is right for you? I provide the latest updates on the visa application process and wait times.
Property Rental or Purchase – Advice on aspects of construction methods, how rental and purchase agreements work, and what to look out for.
Property Second Opinions – I will coordinate with the realtor and view your property, creating videos and a comprehensive written analysis of the apartment and building construction.
Contacts – Realtors, Attorneys, and Accountants.
Cost of Living – How much are groceries, gas, etc.
Daily Lifestyle – What is Portuguese culture like? Should you get a car? Where is the closest public transportation? Where is the closest grocery store? What are the best communication companies to set up phone, internet, cable? Should you start rooting for Benfica or Sporting?
Research – If you have a project requiring research, count on me to deliver timely and accurate information. Research projects have involved analyzing elderly care facilities, finding schools, locating banks with English speaking staff and, apartment construction history.
Walking Tours – A great way to learn about Lisbon is by walking the streets and tasting the food. Let’s grab a Bifana or Pastel de Nata and walk the city while we talk through your questions or concerns about a move to Portugal. A tour may be anywhere from 2-4 hours in length.
Apartment Finder – If you are unable to visit Lisbon but would like assistance with finding the perfect property, I am able to research, personally visit, and propose one that is suitable to your needs. (Negotiated fee for this service)
Joric has been my trusted expert on ‘all things Portugal related’ since I first began contemplating moving to the country. He has helped with navigating the intricacies of moving to Portugal, daily living in Portugal as an expat, detailed relocation and visa-related advice, keeping me abreast of current ongoings in the country, and providing recommendations regarding travel into the country and places to visit while there. I have been very fortunate to work with someone possessing his level of first-hand relocation and travel related knowledge. I highly recommend Joric to any and everyone considering using his services! Jade – South Carolina, USA
Joric and Shelly at www.traplanz.com are delightful, knowledgeable, and above-and-beyond helpful We highly recommend their services! We scheduled a consulting call with Joric from the U.S. to ask about a million questions about moving to and living in Portugal. He is very easy to converse with and answered all our questions. And if he didn’t know the answer, he made a note and he followed up – and nothing was forgotten! Additionally, when we went on a scouting/learning trip to Portugal, we met with both Joric and Shelly, in person, so we can testify to the fact that they are genuinely kind people who are truly doing this because they want to help. And they have a sense of humor, which we love! It is such a relief to know we have a wonderful resource for information and assistance in Joric and Shelly at Traplanz.com. Thanks to both of you! Alicia & Kelsey, Seattle WA