About D7 Visa

D7 specializes in Golden Visas and non-investment based immigration to Portugal and Spain. Boasting a team of experts and a trusted legal supply chain, we have helped hundreds of foreign families successfully obtain EU second residency.

We are experts in the Portuguese D7 Visa Program and Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa, and can also assist you with Golden Visa applications for these countries. We are also preferred authorized agents for the Portugal HQA Visa Program and the country’s new €200K Artistic Production Golden Visa (a.k.a. the Cultural Golden Visa, which is NOT a donation). Meet our core team members below:

Andre Bothma: Founder – Portugal and South Africa

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Andre is a seasoned digital entrepreneur with extensive experience working in the demand-side of the Residency and Citizenship By Investment industry. After graduating from Rhodes University (BJourn Rhodes, 2002), Andre spent the better part of two decades building a career in online marketing. He previously also served as national marketing director for the official political opposition in South Africa.

Having identified a gap in the market for affordable European immigration solutions outside of Golden Visas, he launched D7 Visa to help more foreign individuals and families settle in Europe without the need for property investment.

He spends a significant portion of his time based out of Porto.

Nuno Cerqueira: Senior Associate – Portugal

Born in Portugal and based in Braga, Nuno is a respected Portuguese immigration professional specializing in the D7 Visa.

Nuno and his team of reports serve as D7 Visa’s key account managers in Portugal, assisting new clients from all over the world with case file compilation and navigating the intricacies of relocating to Portugal.

He has extensive experience in guiding clients through the application process for the D7 and D2 Visas, as well as the Portuguese Golden Visa, and also advises clients on the lifestyle oriented aspects of settling in Portugal.

David Poole: Senior Associate – Southern Africa 

David Poole is a successful South African businessman and entrepreneur.

When David began his family’s European residency application, he soon realized just how challenging it was to find the right legal experts to ensure that his application would be successful.

Through this journey, David saw an opportunity to build a business that could alleviate the stress of the immigration process, so that applicants could focus their time and attention on the more exciting aspects of the process.

David serves as the key account manager for D7 clients hailing from South Africa, Namibia, and the rest of Southern Africa.

Shawn Olson HQA Visa

Shawn Olson: Collaborating Advisor – Portugal HQA Visa

 A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Shaun serves as VP of Business Development for the business incubator we collaborate with on the Portuguese HQA Visa program. Shawn has an excellent track record of delivering business results, and building strategic long-term partnerships.

In addition, he has staffed and lead high-performing sales and recruitment teams across a number of industries. His business development skills and academic sector experience provides clients with invaluable insight and added value in terms of HQA Visa companies’ incubation.

Sara Torres D7 Visa Client Service Executive

Sara Torres: Client Services Assistant – Portugal

A graduate of Universidade do Minho in Braga, Sara assists the account management team in serving the needs of our clients. Her key duties include client service, diary coordination and the scheduling of Zoom calls, as well as on-the-ground logistics and case file troubleshooting if and when needed.

What are the three things all our clients have in common..?

They’re all seeking to start a new life in Europe. They’ve all got a lot riding on their residency application getting approved. And they cannot afford to get it wrong.

Time is money, so for most of our clients, it doesn’t make sense fumbling their way through a complex bureaucratic process in a foreign language.a

Chances are, this is true for you too.

So instead, let us appraise your chances of approval first. And we will only take on your case if you have a solid chance of success.

We do all the heavy lifting. We overcome the potential pitfalls, saving you time and effort, while maximizing your chances of approval.

Because we know how mission-critical emigration is to you and your family, you can be assured of our absolute professionalism and commitment to achieving results – 100% of the time

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