I've been in Portugal for a couple of months and the whole visa process went pretty much as expected, with no hiccups as long as I followed the instructions. We were discussing this on this thread a couple of months back and I can PM you to discuss this further, assuming you're interested in discussing it and your acquaintances you mentioned still keep having trouble with that.Space Cat wrote: ↑Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:27 pmSure, I understand – just pointed that it wasn't a Chilean immigration bias.tiagoabner wrote: ↑Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:21 pmI'm also not saying that's not true. I just happen to haven't ever searched for sources in English about immigration to Portugal due to having access to lots of content in Portuguese. Maybe that's an Eastern European thing, I'm not sure. Did these posts reflect the recent changes in Portuguese immigration law that are valid since the middle of 2017?
I was reading the latest threads from 2017-2018 and also a group in Telegram with messages from the last week. Unless everybody missed those changes, the rules seem to be similar.
The main bootleneck is the "Foreigners Office" interview, which has a large waiting period at Porto and Lisbon. Out of there it takes way, way less. I got my interview for the first week in the country and my paperwork was all set within a month.