How it started

About me & Settle In

My name is Ana-Luisa but I got my Swedish nickname Annis over 20 years ago​ in Malmö, where I lived most part of my life. I'm originally Portuguese, from Cascais, where I came to live again in 2010. I worked for Fastighetsbyrån for over 3 years, which is Swedens biggest real estate agency, where I amongst other things helped customers settle in here in sunny Cascais & Ericeira.

Since it was the thing I liked to do most, I decided to start a business of my own doing just that. That's how Settle In was born. I realised how much I just loved to help people with all kinds of problems they faced daily when settling down here.



  • Fastighetsbyr​ån, Office Coordinator, March 2017-June 2020

  • Siemens, Operative Buyer for Sweden, Sep. 2014 - Feb. 2017

  • Mindcentral, Art Director & Web Designer, May 2005 - Aug. 2014

  • Maersk Data, Art Director, May 2001 - Feb. 2003


  • English - Full professional

  • Swedish - Native

  • Portuguese - Native

  • French - Medium level

  • Danish - Elementary proficiency

Here are some of the things I can do for you!


  • NIF number

  • Housing

  • Bank accounts

  • House contracts

  • European Citizen Certificate

  • Bureaucratic issues

  • Translations

  • Interpretations

  • NHR status

  • European Health Insurance card etc.

Settle In

by the Hour

  • Painters

  • Constructures

  • Hairdressers

  • Gardeners

  • Interior designers

  • and many many more

  • Want to be able to smalltalk in Portuguese?






Settle In


If you need solutions for your problems here in Portugal, contact me!


I'm used to get all kinds of different requests

So far, I've managed to solve most of them.

I find it interesting to dig in to new waters and find

solutions to the sometimes very complicated issues. It makes me happy to be able to narrow down four hours of research into one mail.

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