Obtaining initial residence visa to retire in Portugal from the US


I am a single gentleman that is seriously considering retiring from the US to Portugal in a few months.

I have done enough research to know that the initial residence visa application and documents must be submitted to the Portuguese Embassy or consul here.  One of the documents they require is a rental contract for a Portuguese residence.

I would like to know how realistic it is to have someone or some firm find an apartment, based of course on my requirements, send me the information and some photos and if it works for me, forward the funds and receive in return a rental contract.

I realize it would make a lot more sense for me to make a trip there first, to secure an apartment, but that expense does not fit into my finances.

Thank you so much!

Best Regards,

Bob Hood

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