Relocation to Portugal

Let the LandingPad relocation experts handle your administrative headaches

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Victoria King
Psychologist

After many frustrating months I finally followed the advice of a friend and engaged LandingPad for my entire administrative setup in Portugal. What a blessing! Big thanks to the entire team

Jeffry Jacobs
Entrepreneur (Marketing)

When I moved to Portugal, LandingPad set up a fully functional company for me within 2 weeks. I could not have done it without them!

Julie Masclette
Fund Manager

Professional and competent team, helped with my entire relocation to Portugal, thanks!

Everyone’s starting point is different and requires just the right service package. Whether you just need quick advice on a specific problem, assistance finding a home or investment, help transferring or setting up your business, or a full-service solution to relocate your life and your family to Portugal – we provide a tailor-made service. Upon an introduction interview, we can give you a transparent and itemised pricing proposal with a realistic time estimate. Expect crystal-clear communication and regular updates while we manage the processes to keep your administrative life in Portugal on track.

Our love for Portugal is strong. But coming from Germany and the UK, and both running our own businesses here, there have been times when the opaque bureaucracy and inefficient professional services we’ve encountered have tested that love to the limit.

Slowly, often painfully, we built an understanding of the system, and a comprehensive team to help navigate it. LandingPad represents our desire to help others avoid the pain we both endured so that you can enjoy the amazing lifestyle and cultural vitality right from the start.

We suffered so you don’t have to!

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Alastair Cunningham

Alastair Cunningham

Founder

Born and raised in London, a true product of the city’s golden years, Alastair eventually grew tired of the deteriorating politics and persistently gloomy weather and decided a change was needed. As a former professional poker player turned tech angel investor, surfer, and founder of the design-led property developer FAW Partners, he sought out Lisbon for its embracing sunshine, beautiful architecture, and healthy beach lifestyle. Now, between design meetings and site visits he’s able to squeeze in a surf and enjoy a well earned pastel de nata.

Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus

Founder

Chris arrived in Portugal in 2015 inspired by opportunities in hospitality and real estate, as well as quality of life and surf. He’s the founder, sole owner and managing director of the hospitality venture OUTPOST, a founding partner of the boutique hotel Casa Mae in Lagos and an investor in the technical clothing brand SUPSKIN. Having studied philosophy in Berlin and graduating with a Master in Economics and Management from the University of Zurich, he became an investment banker in London for almost a decade before moving to Portugal.

Paulo Bartolomeu

Paulo Bartolomeu

COO

Paulo is our 3rd team member, he is in charge of the quality and effectiveness of LandingPad’s services. He manages our team of Case Officers and nurtures the ecosystem of our external service providers. Paulo’s background combines local knowledge with German-educated efficiency: born in Portugal he moved to Germany at Kindergarden age and spent his youth dreaming of a return to the Portuguese lifestyle with sunny weather on beautiful beaches. A project manager by trade, he made his career working in the services and automotive industry. He is obsessed with improving complex processes that in the end simplify the clients’ lives. When he is not working he dedicates his free time to his family and friends and enjoys a fine wine by the beach

Case Officers

Case Officers

Our team of diverse and international partners and associates have successfully helped hundreds of people relocate to Portugal and establish their lives here. You will be assigned a personal case officer who will be your single point of contact for all aspects of our work. Your case officer will monitor all processes, coordinate any involved specialists and keep you up to date with regular progress reports.

LandingPad Ecosystem

LandingPad Ecosystem

Our Network of Professionals

We built a network of professionals who we’ve been working with over the last years and know we can trust. The LandingPad project is our way of sharing access to our Ecosystem with new residents in Portugal. We want you to benefit from our past mistakes and provide you with a soft landing.