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StartAbroad & Black in Portugal

Personalized Relocation Services to Make Your Move to Portugal Smooth and Easy. 

Special Rates for Black in Portugal Members

We are happy to offer Black in Portugal community members 10% off all relocation services


Available Services


Exploratory trip planning


Rental search


Immigration applications


Expat tax solutions




Pet relocation


Medical planning


Real estate transactions


Concierge service


Arrival package

Get started by booking a no-cost, no-obligation consultation call

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How It Works


Have a Consultation

Talk to StartAbroad experts about your relocation needs & get your questions answered

Book Your Service

StartAbroad offers standalone and bundled services - book only the services you need

Have Kick-off Call

Sign up for an in-depth kick-off call. StartAbroad will onboard your into our service model and ask detailed questions before initiating services

Regular Touchpoints

Biweekly or weekly updates via email (depending on service type). Give our dedicated client line a call at any time with questions.

Details & Pricing


Concierge Service

Our top-tier program provides true end-to-end service. We take care of everything for you and we are on call to make your move a success. Save time, money, and stress in your international move. Included:

  • Exploratory trip planning

  • Rental search

  • Arrival package

  • Immigration applications

  • Real estate transactions

  • Shipping

  • Pet relocation

  • Medical planning

  • Expat tax solutions

  • Biweekly touchpoints

  • Dedicated concierge on call

  • Unlimited coaching calls




Exploratory Trip

Take the right kind of trip to learn what life would be like in a new country. This program includes:

  • Consultation with a relocation specialist to discuss the best locations for your lifestyle & family

  • Itinerary for a self-guided trip to your target destinations

  • Trip reservations and related travel bookings: accommodation and transport

  • On-call services available throughout the trip




Arrival Package

Rely on quality in-person assistance once you reach your destination. Our local ambassadors will arrange:

  • Pre-arrival planning

  • Airport pick-up

  • Lodging and transportation logistics for one week after your arrival

  • In-person support getting a local SIM card & Lisbon Metro card (if relevant)

  • Tour of your new neighborhood



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Supported Visa Applications

Looking for guidance navigating the D7 or D8 (digital nomad) visa immigration process? We've got you covered. We offer:


  • Detailed checklist of each step and timing of the process

  • Coaching throughout your visa application

  • Connection to a company to assist you with your NIF number and bank account

  • Support in document procurement and apostille process in the U.S.

  • In-person support during your SEF appointment

  • Oversight of the implementation process




Full-Service Visa Applications

Prefer to let someone else handle all things immigration for you? We can steer you in the right direction for any temporary residency visa in Portugal. We offer:


  • Connection to a trusted immigration attorney

  • Connection to a trusted document procurement service

  • Oversight of the implementation process



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Rental Search

Always know where you’ll be sleeping with our Housing Rental support. Navigating the
housing rental markets to find a home you’re happy with can be challenging. We offer:

  • Consultation with a relocation specialist to decide the best town or neighborhood for you

  • Unlimited apartment searches, then assistance shortlisting houses or apartments

  • Legal review and translation assistance of lease 

  • Optional add-on: video walkthroughs




Pet Relocation

Bring your furry best friend on your new adventure. Our pet relocation services include:

  • Consultation with a relocation specialist to talk through options

  • Detailed checklist & informational guide on pet relocation to Portugal

  • Connection to a trusted pet relocator

  • Oversight of the implementation process



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Expat Tax Solutions

Minimize your global tax burden with our informational guide and facilitated connections to top in-country and U.S. expatriate tax specialists. We offer solutions to help you understand your tax obligations before - and after - you make your move.

  • Detailed informational guide on international tax issues

  • Connection to a trusted CPA in the U.S. specializing in expat taxes

  • Connection to a trusted tax specialist in Portugal with expat expertise 



moving in


Need to ship your belongings to your new country of residence? Leave the heavy lifting to us. We offer:

  • Consultation with a relocation specialist who can discuss your best options

  • Detailed checklist & informational guide on the shipping process

  • Connection to a trusted shipping company

  • Guidance on affordable transport for smaller shipments

  • Oversight of the implementation process




Real Estate Transactions

If you're interested in buying real estate, we can set up the following services:

  • Consultation with a relocation specialist to talk through options and narrow your list of locations & homes of interest

  • Detailed checklist & informational guide of the home-buying process

  • Connection to a trusted realtor/buyer's agent

  • Connection to a trusted real estate lawyer

  • Connection to a vetted home insurance broker (if needed)

  • Oversight of the implementation process




Medical Planning

Need support while navigating the health insurance, primary care, and emergency care
landscapes? We can provide medical planning for you and your loved ones. Our services


  • Consultation with a relocation specialist to discuss options

  • Detailed checklist & informational guide on health insurance, SNS, and private care

  • Connection to a trusted health insurance broker

  • Connection to a trusted medical concierge to help navigate the Portuguese health system

  • Planning around medication needs



Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bundle several services? Would there be a discount?

I'm not ready to move just yet. Can I still participate?

I am moving with my family. Can you provide guidance on schools?

Why should I work with you? What makes StartAbroad unique?

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Hear What Clients Are Saying

Absolutely stellar service! They helped me with some of my most important decisions and alleviated so much stress and anxiety that comes with moving countries. I recommend them to everyone! Thank you StartAbroad team!

Nauaien N.

Business Owner

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