About D7 Visa
D7 specializes in non-investment based immigration programs and Golden Visas in Portugal, Greece, Spain and Hungary. 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 and Marketing Director
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 Client Manager – 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 Client Manager – 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: 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: 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.
George Eid: Collaborating Advisor – Hungarian Residency By Investment program
George is a leading expert on the Hungarian Residency By Investment program, and a veteran of the investment migration industry.
A graduate of the American University of Beirut, he pivoted into investment migration in 2009 from the IT sector. Since then, he has fulfilled various business development and private client relationship management roles within the industry. He has personally assisted well over 100 high net worth families in obtaining residency and citizenship outside of their home countries (including in Hungary).
George is a consummate professional, combining exceptional communication skills with deep industry knowledge to ensure fast, predictable and seamless outcomes for clients.
Sandra Woest: Senior US EB-5 Consultant
Sandra has played a pioneering role in introducing Citizenship By Investment and Residence By Investment products within the Southern African region. She has been actively involved in the industry since 2013, and is a longstanding member of the Investment Migration Council (IMC).
Sandra is a leading authority on the American EB-5 Visa program. She has personally assisted around 25 high net worth families in becoming American green card holders through the EB-5 program, with a 100% success rate. Her preferred EB-5 Regional Center partners have assisted well over 900 families, and also boast an uninterrupted success rate of 100%.
Sandra has also assisted countless other families with gaining alternative residency and citizenship by investment across a host of RBI and CBI programs.
She is well known and respected as an expert in the industry, and boasts extensive experience of all the programmes around the world. Working closely with government offices, real estate experts and the most respected investment projects, Sandra ensures that her clients enjoy peace of mind, and gain access to the best exit strategies.