About Us

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Our reputation defines us


Our consulting team has a clear mission to always have your best interest at heart, without any ulterior motives, while helping you reach your immigration goals. We strive to leave you so pleased that you send us referrals and tag us on Facebook posts!


Every situation is unique, and we love that. We thrive on working to find creative solutions. Boots on the Ground Portugal is truly a cooperative of Independent Contractors working in Portugal and the US to bring together a solid team of natural-born problem solvers.

To best serve our clients we stretch ourselves to stay up to date on current regulations to best serve our clients. We use continuous learning to be innovative.
This allows us to create tailored solutions to a client’s unique situation.


Trust in the experience of others and see what our clients have to say about Boots on the Ground Portugal’s track record and Heather’s decades of high-quality real estate and goal-setting work.

See quotes from our past clients.


Our vision is to grow a Portugal-wide community of clients and resources. We believe in being a good neighbor and trusted advisor. We also enjoy meeting cool people and want to encourage them to immigrate settle and socialize, so let’s do it!


We believe in putting our client’s priorities above all else. This mindset ensures we are always doing right by our clients and acting in your best interest.


We feel the key to reaching our goals is centered around keeping true to our value of authenticity.
We work by developing an authentic and transparent relationship. This enables us to take the opportunity to become your trusted advisor.

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Heather is the first person I would turn to if I was moving to Portugal. She shared her personal journey to Portugal and I followed it closely. She did things intelligently and has only gained more knowledge through her experience. She will be a wealth of information and help to her clients. Heather is one of the most honest and hardest working people I know. I would trust her completely and know that she will advocate for clients (and friends and animals) tirelessly. I highly recommend her!
Stephanie Larson DeBuhrParalegal at Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC
We are so grateful to Heather Binder for all of her amazing assistance, knowledge, and kindness throughout our moving to Portugal adventure! Her assistance and thoroughness helped us speed through our Visa applications and receive our approvals in about 30 days! Heather has been a lifesaver! Her years of experience as a realtor in Phoenix, AZ as well as her time spent in Portugal has equipped her for providing great advice. If anyone is interested in making the move to Portugal and is looking for a valuable resource to simplify the process I would certainly recommend Heather! You will not regret it!
Melissa & Jimmy BaughnD7 VISA Recipients
We're currently using Boots on the Ground Portugal services for our D7 Visa application, and so far what we've seen has been nothing short of fantastic--Heather Binder is super organized, offers superior tracking of each step, and full support during an extremely stressful process. We'd recommend "Boots on the Ground Portugal" for expats looking for guidance on this complex effort. Thank you for making our lives less complicated! Looking forward to working with you during our journey abroad 😎💚❤️💛🌠
Peggy SaavedraTechnical Writing Manager at Google