We highly recommend engaging Debora Dreymann (Debor Services) for help in getting a Spanish visa. My wife and I just obtained our non-lucrative visa. At first, we thought we could do it by ourselves; however, we soon realized that the requirements on the website of the Spain Consulate in Houston are vague and that there are so many nuances. Debora helped with all these nuances; getting the apostilles, translations, insurance, housing, and preparing and applying for the visa. We firmly believe that our application would have been delayed or rejected had we not used Debor Services. Debora‘s expertise was invaluable. She communicated very professionally and thoroughly to ensure each form was filled accurately and that each agency we engaged with had exactly what it needed. She followed through with us each step of the way. We can’t sufficiently express our gratitude for making our dreams come true.
— Mark and Laurie P., Aubrey, TX
Deborah is a consummate professional who understands completely the complex process of obtaining the NLV from the Spanish Consulate in Chicago. She is extremely organized and efficient and always responds quickly to address any questions or provide guidance. She made us feel like we were her only clients!
In addition to clearly articulating the necessary documents, timing, and steps toward obtaining the visa, she also completed our forms, drafted email communications, and provided sample letters for our application. There is no doubt she saved us time and frustration. Rather than rely on Facebook, we had an expert walking beside us every step of the way.
Thanks to Debora, the morning of our visa appointment, we presented our application with confidence we were fully prepared. Our visas were approved well in advance of our departure date, and we are excited to begin our adventure in Spain.
Thank you so much!
— Robin and Vince V., Harrisonville, MO
My husband and I had unsuccessfully pursued the non-lucrative Spanish visas through the Spain Consulate in San Francisco for four months before we found Debora. Her assistance was critical to our successful application and receipt of our visas. Prior to engaging Debora’s services, we had attempted to work with a law firm based in Spain, but as they were not familiar with the San Francisco Consulate and all its specificities, this other law firm was at a loss for how even to start the process. We spent months calling and emailing the Consulate with no response and no guidance on how to apply.
Within one day of our first consultation with Debora, we had a clear outline for how to proceed. Even though the San Francisco Consulate’s website has a list of items needed to apply, there were several nuances about the process that were not clear on the website, about which Debora advised us flawlessly. She assisted us in navigating the complexities of gathering documents from multiple State and Federal agencies (necessary for us as we have moved several times in the past few years) and helped facilitate receiving those documents well within the valid timelines for application in spite of lengthy delays within many of the government agencies.
Debora was well-organized, responsive, warm, and professional in all of our interactions. Her assistance as someone familiar with the intricacies of the San Francisco Consulate was invaluable to our successful visa applications, and we recommend her services to anyone seeking a Spanish visa.
— Jeanna and Ian W., Port Angeles, WA
As a recently retired couple, we thought we would have plenty of time and knowledge to submit our Non-Lucrative Visa application package to the Spain Consulate in San Francisco on our own. After a few weeks of trying to make sense of the vague directions and broken links on the consulate website, however, we realized we would need expert assistance. Debora was recommended to us, and after an introductory zoom call, we contracted her services. Without her assistance, we certainly would have been rejected, as we had made several wrong assumptions! She guided us through the process smoothly, including the required translations and the notarized statement.
The consulate had over 1,000 applications in backlog when we applied due to staffing issues. Despite that, we were able to get approvals in 65 days allowing us to plan our arrival to Spain weeks before we anticipated.
We highly recommend Debora to anyone. She is a pleasure to work with!
— Ken and Terri D., Concord, CA
Debora was critical to our success in securing our visas for our family. She was incredibly organized, responsive and pleasant to work with. As an attorney myself, I have high expectations when hiring counsel, and she exceeded my expectations. With so much to do in preparation for our family’s move, I had little bandwidth to think about the application components, and I am so glad we decided to engage her services. Her experience working with Spain consulates across the country, including ours here in Boston, was invaluable given the delays and access issues other applicants seem to be facing. Debora secured our visa appointments and enabled us to receive our approved visas well before our scheduled trip. Thank you!
— Val & Duncan R., Cambridge, MA
I started working with Debora for my minor son’s Student Visa at a time when the San Francisco Consulate was in the middle of a staffing crisis and seemingly was not responding to visa applications. Debora managed to keep me calm while she instructed me on collecting and assembling the required documents. Debora always responded almost immediately to emails and texts, assuring me along the way. Although the Consulate’s website lists the visa requirements, there were lots of nuances I was unsure of, Debora quickly stepped me through. Debora caught several items that would have created problems with the visa, and I was able to address those early on. She is incredibly organized, and everything was easily shared via Dropbox until she prepared our final application packet for email submission. While I worried if the Consulate would ever respond, she assured me that the wait time was normal. The end result was that the Consulate processed my son’s visa faster than I expected. Debora checked in on me often after my application was submitted, and she was responsive answering questions after the visa was received. I would not hesitate to recommend Debora and employ her services again.
— Shelly D., Honolulu, HI
Debora is prompt, thorough, precise, and pleasant to work with. Our visa application and interview at the Spain Consulate in Washington D.C. could not have gone more smoothly, and this was entirely due to her efforts. We would strongly recommend her to anyone thinking of residing in Spain.
— John & Carol A., Ashville, NC
I had done a lot of research on the Spain Non-Lucrative Visa to prepare for the process. However, as soon as I wanted to initiate the process, I quickly realized that there were so many unknowns. The timing is everything in this process and it requires someone with a lot of experience to get it right. Debora had the knowledge, experience, and the much-required organizational skills to get it done in a very short amount of time. I received the visa from the Spanish Consulate in San Francisco less than three weeks after the application date, and I owe it all to Debora. Acquiring Debora’s services was the best decision I made which made the whole process stress free and resulted in the best possible outcome. Thank you, Debora.
— Moe A., Oakland, CA
Applying for a residency visa in Spain is just as daunting as starting a new business. I set out to complete my visa application process with the Spain Consulate in Houston by myself and, after hours of research, sorting through documents, numerous emails, and phone queries, and following the online blogs of ex-pats who had gone before me I made the wisest decision in my journey to obtaining a Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa: I contacted Debor Services. I didn’t know how much I needed Debora Eizips-Dreymann until we got into the thick of it.
The multitude of required documents must be precise, completed not too early and not too late. Some notarized some not. Some require translation others do not. And a minor inconsistency or typo can cost you an initial rejection and the opportunity to repeat the application process from the start. The interpretation of Spanish visa requirements varies from Consulate to Consulate so it is important to know which one accepts which. Debora works with these Consulates every day and stays abreast of the changes. When submission rules change in mid-filing—as they did in my case—Debora was on top of it so the necessary changes were made as painlessly as possible.
Debora even found me a better Spanish medical insurance provider than I had. And she took on the tough chore of negotiating the required accommodation lease with a rather obstinate Spanish landlord.
The depth of her knowledge, her step-by-step processes, and pleasant to work with attitude made me feel that I had a true friend looking out for my best interests.
— Marc H., Fredericksburg, TX
Debora assisted us successfully in obtaining our Non-Lucrative Visas at the Spain Consulate in Los Angeles.
We can attest her services are worth every penny. Debora was always readily available to provide us with legal expertise and guidance throughout, but more importantly, she continually reinforced her superb checklists and tips, which leads to the self-confidence needed to complete this journey.
The path to residency in Spain is not straightforward and is indeed undeniably stressful. Our best advice: avoid the internet, Facebook, and all other blog sites. We were stunned at the volume of misleading, outdated, and down-right false information posted about the process. Engage Debora for efficient coordination, friendliness, and peace of mind.
Obtaining our Spanish residency visas was one of the most important decisions of our life.
In our opinion, there is tremendous value in having competent legal representation and Debora is a star!
— Thomas Rancilio & Colin Robertson (formerly Palm Springs, CA and now Sitges, Spain)
“Finding Debor Services and Debora Eizips Dreymann was the key to making our Non-Lucrative Visa dream go from wishing it might happen to knowing that it’s happened. She led us wisely from the very beginning, with our non-lucrative visa applications before the Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles. Debora’s attention to every single detail of this lengthy and difficult process made it manageable and simplified. We knew we were in the right hands as soon as we started working with her. She guided us every step of the way, avoiding any missteps with her wise recommendations. We felt secure in her hands, and so appreciate her valued input over the course of the application process. We highly recommend Debora for her professionalism and commend her wise advice and patience. Thank you, Debora!”
— Ana Maria and Martha G., Sherman Oaks, CA
“In March 2021, my wife and I started our journey to retire in Spain. As we began our research into the process we realized we were in over our heads. We live in Texas and had to go through the Spain Consulate in Houston. We found Debora and decided to use her services with no regrets. She will not do your part for you but she will direct you through the entire process. She is very knowledgeable and keeps up with changes you need to know about and make sure you are on track. We now have our Non-Lucrative Visa and are on our way to our future home. Thank you Debora you got us through it.
— Sherri and Robbie R., Terrell, TX
“I am a CPA (retired) and a business attorney (retired), but probably I would not have obtained the Non-Lucrative Residence Visa without the help of Debora. To deal with the Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles, you need to know the ins and outs of their system. Debora knows them.”
— Felipe C., Los Angeles, CA
“When it came to applying for our Non-Lucrative Residence Visa, we realized pretty quickly that “we didn’t know what we didn’t know”. There are so many steps to the process, so many documents to gather, apostille, notarize and translate that very quickly we were overwhelmed.
Even figuring out which agency provided the needed documents, or which consulate had jurisdiction over our application was not exactly straightforward. Adding to the confusion was that some steps in the process changed radically during the Covid Pandemic.
We felt like giving up before we even started the process.
Debora Eizips-Dreymann was invaluable in helping us complete our application through the Spain Consulate in San Francisco. She calmly, patiently, and confidently walked us through every step of the process. She was always available for a conference call to review documents and discuss the next steps, and she kept us updated on how the pandemic was affecting applications for Visas and travel to Spain.
There is no doubt in my mind that my husband and I would not have our visas without Debora’s help. And even after we received our Visas, she has provided us with resources in Spain to help us get settled.
We highly recommend Debora and her team to anyone considering moving to Spain. She is amazing!”
— Carlos and Moselle B., Buffalo, WY
Debora recently helped us get a Non-Lucrative Visa for Spain through the Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles, and we highly recommend her. The NLV process is complicated, exacting/precise, and a bit frustrating. Furthermore, there’s a rather strict timeline and order of operations, so mistakes can result in having to re-apply and/or re-create documents. But with Debora’s guidance and extensive experience, including knowing the idiosyncrasies of individual consulates, we were able to get through the process on time. Hiring Debor Services was money well spent!
— Michael and Carolyn C., Denver, CO
“Debora came highly recommended, and soon enough my partner and I found out why. She was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the entire Non-Lucrative Visa application process, even offering same-day zoom calls upon receiving our question-filled emails, no matter if it was a weekday or weekend, day or evening. We felt that we were thoroughly informed each step along the way. Her instruction lists were easy to follow, and she was always brilliant with any necessary follow-up. When we were nearing the end of the process, the Spain Consulate in San Francisco unexpectedly requested more follow-ups for criminal background information, potentially delaying our departure. This could have created a hardship as we had relinquished our apartment lease in preparation to leave for Spain. Debora really stepped up at this point and advocated for us through governmental agencies that we weren’t even aware of – she knew exactly what to do and whom to contact, and it worked. We ended up receiving our visas by the date that we had originally planned to leave. Debora also went above and beyond by connecting us with people in Spain for the important steps of obtaining tax advice, insurance, and other helpful information for the duration of our stay. I felt that she took the difficulties of this process and made them easy to resolve and understand. At no point did we feel alone in what can otherwise feel like a complicated process. We feel more certain about our decision and comfortable about what we needed to do after arriving. We are both thrilled and grateful that we chose Debora for our attorney.”
— Terry J. and Alan M., Seattle, WA
“We started working with Debora in June 2021 and it is thanks to her that my mother, age 86, is now at the end of August, able to come live with us in Spain. Getting a visa at her age is particularly tricky, but Debora was 100% there at every step. I bombarded her with emails over the smallest concerns and she always answered promptly, mostly within a few minutes to an hour and with the right advice. After getting very detailed instructions pertaining to the Spanish Consulate in New York, accurate information, and advice from fingerprinting to filling out the forms Debora set up a dropbox where she reviewed everything very carefully. The consulate in NYC is extremely difficult to get in contact with, does not answer questions, and there is very little concrete information on their website. One of the essential components for this visa is private Spanish healthcare and Debora arranged that for us. Fantastic! With Debora, we organized all the documents via video conference and even the consulate employee at the visa counter in NY told us we were perfectly and beautifully organized. It only took us three weeks to have my mother’s visa approved. Without a doubt, Debora’s service was the reason we were successful. With her knowledge, efficiency, and dedication to her work and her clients, she is outstanding. We highly recommend her. Thank you!”
— Stephanie W. and Rhoda C, Kent, CT
“Working with Debora was a godsend. We came to her after paying another consultant with no results. We would not have been able to obtain a visa in time for our children to start school without her deep knowledge of the consulates and insights about expediting the process. With her assistance and guidance, we were able to secure our Non-Lucrative visa through the Spain Consulate in Miami. Her customized plan for our situation made a complex process possible for us to navigate. We are very grateful for her patience and support!”
— Neal R. & Melinda M., Sanibel, FL
“Debora Eizips-Dreymann, Attorney-at-Law, and her Visa Immigration services have our highest recommendation.
The process of getting a visa is detailed and complicated. Debora turned this process into something manageable. She helped us get organized, gave us clear instructions on what to do, corrected us when we filled out applications incorrectly, and made a difficult process easy.
We highly recommend that anyone attempting to apply for a Spanish visa request her help. We could not have done this without her.”
— Carol Z., Vallecito, CA
“Our–my and my husband’s–path to a life as expat retirees in Spain began two years ago, in August 2019. That was when we made the decision, after considering a few other places and visiting them, that Spain would be our retirement haven. It is a spectacular, sun-splashed country that suits us perfectly. Not long after we made that decision, we reached out to Debora Eizips-Dreymann to guide us on our Non-Lucrative Visa application with the Spain Consulate in San Francisco. I have read about Debora from American expat sites who sought her help in the past. Aside from choosing Spain to be our next home, picking Debora to be our immigration lawyer and our partner in our journey as would-be expat retirees was the BEST decision we made. My and my husband’s original intention was to move to Spain in 2020 but due to Covid, we deferred our plan by a year.
Having Debora to guide us every step of the way—in filling out all the Spanish government forms correctly, gathering the required supporting documents, reviewing them thoroughly before submission, instructing us in what specific order to submit those forms and documents, what return envelope to use— via email, and phone and video calls was already half the battle won right there. To have her there to make sure that we did everything correctly and making the necessary revisions to our answers on the forms took off a load of stress from us. Her professionalism, thoroughness, and attention to detail are nonpareil. She was quick to respond by email to any questions that we had.
My husband and I couldn’t have found a better, nicer immigration lawyer than Debora. We consider her our partner in fulfilling our longstanding dream to be expat retirees in Spain. We are grateful for and appreciative of the exemplary legal service that she rendered us.”
— Brian and Cheryl L., SF Bay Area
“My husband Jeff and I hired Debora Elzips Dreymann to assist us with visa applications to Spain through the Consulate in Los Angeles, several months ago. We could not be any happier with her services. My husband and I are incredibly busy with our four children and volunteer work with our Church. We knew that we needed all documentation to be precise, accurate, and finished by a specific date. Debora was very professional and very much on top of the preparation of our 4 visas. Debora not only helped us prepare all documents perfectly with great direction but gave us reminders when we were not meeting datelines. Debora provided all agencies contacts that could assist us and personally connected us. When the time came to send all the documents collected, Debora met with us via Zoom to assemble the paperwork one page at a time to avoid any mistakes. Everything was done so perfectly we were happy to receive our 4 visas a couple of days ago without any problems, just two weeks after submitting our applications! We are sure that we could not have done this process well without Debora’s services. We are looking to bring our daughter to Spain after she graduates from college and hope to use Debora’s services again. She is highly recommended by us.”
— Jeff and Alexandra A., La Jolla, CA
“We contacted Debora in March of 2021 to assist with our Non-Lucrative Visa application through the Spanish Consulate in San Francisco. We can’t say enough about the clear, concise, and timely direction that she has provided throughout the entire process. Not to mention she is a pleasure to work with.
After successfully obtaining our visas, we have no doubt that gathering the appropriate documents, translating those documents and correctly filling out the forms would have required several iterations of applications and months of delay without Debora’s guidance and translation services.
Gathering the appropriate documents took us approximately 2 months, but once submitted, our applications were quickly approved, and we had our physical visas in hand before the end of May 2021. We have no doubt that our expeditious success was due to Debora’s reputation with the Consulate and her knowledge of the entire process. Hiring Debora is without question the best decision we have made as we work towards our time in Spain.”
— Jon P., Bend, OR
“I hired Debora Eizips-Dreymann to assist with the preparation of my non-lucrative D-Visa for Spain because I knew the process was complicated and lengthy. What surprised me most was what I did not know and without Debora’s help, it would have been a nightmare going through the visa submission process.
From the timing of document completions, resource recommendations, to ultimately helping me navigate the San Francisco Consulate during the time of COVID-19, I cannot recommend Debora highly enough. Whether there was a pandemic or not, I would use Debora’s services again, it was nearly impossible to get through to the San Francisco Consulate and you want to get it right the first time around. My visa was ultimately approved on the first submission which saved a lot of stress and time.
What it came down to is that I always felt that Debora really cared about my successful outcome and had many opportunities to demonstrate it.”
— Anne T., Camano Island, WA
“Debora helped me with my non-lucrative visa a couple of years ago. Fast forward I’m still living in Spain and loving it. She took the hassle out of everything and guided me through the process. If this is your first move overseas to Spain I highly recommend using her service. There’s so much to do when relocating and she took the headache out of the paperwork and navigating the bureaucracy of the Spain Consulate in San Francisco. Highly recommend!”
— Matthew M., Kaneohe, HI
“Thank you so much for your handling of our non-lucrative visa application through the Consulate of Spain in San Francisco. The detailed manual you provided us, with specific instructions for residents of Nevada, and with directions to the right source for each document we needed, was our guide. Because of this manual, we knew exactly where to go, whom to contact, what to ask, and what we were supposed to be receiving. We had no difficulty in obtaining each document and you saved as the stress and agony, that so many expats refer to on the expats’ social networks. Furthermore, because of Covid-19, some of the consulate’s requirements changed, these changes were never posted on the consulate’s page and without your diligence, we could have never known about them.
We are absolutely convinced that without your professional guidance and pointers, we would not have been able to complete the visa process. Thank you for the answers you provided to all the questions we asked, from the moment we first inquired about your services and throughout the entire process. Thank you also for helping us assemble all the documents into the packages we prepared for the consulate. You were always available for us and always with a positive attitude. Your professional and compassionate service, always with high integrity, was outstanding. We will soon be on our way to Cadiz, Spain!”
— Khadija and Lahcen N., Las Vegas, NV
“My family and I recently applied for Non-Lucrative Visas to Spain at the Spain Consulate in San Francisco and had a very successful time working with Debora. I initially started the paperwork myself thinking I could do it alone, pre-pandemic. I only wish I had known earlier how essential it was to retain her services in order to navigate the nuance of the Visa process in this new world order post-pandemic. Debora is a brilliant lawyer and is at the top of her profession. We would never have been able to accomplish our goals of securing Visas without her expertise and intimate knowledge. She always made her self accessible to us no matter how big or small our questions were. Not all lawyers are created equally and I have to say she is the best. Working closely with Debora every step of the way was a game-changer and was essential if we wanted to succeed. She streamlined the process and was also able to provide her translation and notary services as well. The opportunity for the one-stop-shop allowed us to stay on task without losing any time which is the name of the game. The rules of engagement are constantly changing and she has the most up to date knowledge related to all the requirements that have become quite fluid in the post-pandemic world. Pursuing a Non-Lucrative Visa is no easy task, Debora was patient and kind and an absolute ally every step of the way.”
— Dana J. & Thomas J., San Francisco, CA
“I am Spanish speaking and Spanish descendant. When I decided to get a non-lucrative visa for Spain, I thought I could do it myself. After struggling with all the requirements and getting no response from the consulate in Miami, I asked Debora for assistance. It was the best decision I made. Her instructions were clear, very detailed. And well organized. Once I had collected all the information required, I was approved in 2 weeks. My interview in the Spain consulate in Miami lasted only 5 minutes since my file was so well organized. Debora guided this process so expertly that other friends that have gone through this process were surprised how fast I obtained the visa. I am glad I used her and will recommend her to anyone wanting a Spanish visa.”
— Varon Alex G., Atlanta, GA
“When my wife and I decided to move to Spain we had no idea what we were getting into obtaining a visa. We believed, in our hubris, that we could do it ourselves. We couldn’t, at least not without endless stress, constant mistakes and taxing our marriage. Then we found Debora and chaos gave way to order. She is extremely knowledgeable as to the process in general and local rules of each consulate, and the Spain Consulate in Los Angeles in particular. She walked us through the process gave us homework assignments and patiently fielded our endless, sometimes stupid questions. She pushed us when necessary always looking out for our best interests. Even when I resisted, I knew she was right. We had our Consulate appointment today and it went very, very well. We couldn’t have accomplished this without her and are grateful. If anyone tells you you should do it yourself, you shouldn’t. You need an attorney. You need Debora. And she’s very reasonable and the best money we
ever spent. We look forward to our new life in Spain. Thank you Debora.”
— Steve and Alison K., Los Angeles, CA
“It has been my utmost pleasure to work through this tedious and demanding Non-Lucrative Visa process with Debora. I spent quite a while searching for such a comprehensive agency in Los Angeles, however believe it or not, skilled and knowledgeable attorneys are scarce. I had previously found Debora’s contact and we exchanged a phone call, however, I was initially reluctant to not have “hands-on” services nearby. Finally, being in the tech age, anything is possible so I reached out again to Deborservices and we have been working together for almost a year. I can’t convey how efficient and precise Debora is. (I would have never been able to navigate this very detailed process myself!)
Covid, unfortunately, interrupted my progress so I had to essentially restart it anew in July. I quickly gathered the remaining necessary documents and Debora assembled them completely for me. By August 31 we were ready to email them to Spain Consulate in Los Angeles. In the course of this, I received notification that the Consulate had “lost” all my original documents, including my passport. You can well imagine how devastated I was. However, she had my back and we pursued them, fortunately surfacing mysteriously out of the black hole of the Consulate. Thereafter she surmounted another “new” requirement related to Covid. I certainly applaud all her exacting and meticulous efforts on my behalf.
I consider Debora’s assistance, knowledge, ability and graciousness invaluable in the course of obtaining this visa. I am excited to be starting my life overseas and will be grateful to Debora for the rest of my days.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
— Lisa R., Los Angeles, CA
“I started working with Debora in March to get a long-term visa to Spain through the Spain Consulate in San Francisco. I just received it today, October 15th, 2020!
We have dealt with the Covid crisis, delays, and shutdown and all that entailed.
Debora has been a Godsend to me and this process. I could not have done it without her amazing attention and help.
I highly recommend her and her services to assist you. I promise you will not be disappointed.”
— Margaret (Peg) W., Coos Bay, OR
“When my family of four members decided to apply for a non-lucrative visa for Spain, I actually spent hours researching online, reading blogs, and buying eBooks. I also almost hired several different expat “consultants,” people who went through the process 2-4 years ago who now are self-proclaimed experts.
But then I kept reading… and realized some of the information these experts were saying was totally unreliable because of recent individual consulate updates and changes that maybe didn’t match the Spanish law, but in fact were reality at individual consulates.
That’s when I realized the importance of hiring someone who spent every day researching, studying, and fully immersed with the Spanish consulates in the US.
Over the years, I have learned the reason to hire an expert at something is not for the times when things go smoothly… it is because life happens. And when dealing with the Spanish consulates – where each consulate makes their own rules without explanation, there is no way to know what is required or what options there are unless working with someone who knows the system.
Hiring Debora to get us through the application process at the Spain Consulate in Miami was the very best thing I could ever have done! Especially when COVID hit. Debora is an incredibly talented, organized, focused, professional, and reliable resource and true expert when it comes to dealing with US consulates regarding Spain’s visa process.
And as a translator? She is amazingly talented in multiple languages. It was so great to have everything done in one place.
I can honestly say our visa process did go smoothly, but it was only because of Debora. And I am happily writing this from my new home in Spain thanks to her!”
— Anya C., Bradenton, FL
“It’s impossible to put a price on peace of mind. When we first decided to try for our Non-Lucrative Visa to live in Spain, we attempted to navigate the process ourselves. We quickly realized that we needed help from someone who could keep us on task and help us avoid the pitfalls that surely lay ahead. Debora came highly recommended by more than a few of our expat friends and we couldn’t have been more pleased with her services. She didn’t just give us a to-do list and walk away. She was with us every step of the way, sending reminder emails and answering all of our dumb questions. We used Debora for her vast knowledge of the process (and specifically concerning the ever-changing requirements at the San Francisco Consulate), but also to translate all of our documents. As we look forward to a life in Spain, we look back and we breathe a great sigh of relief that we turned to Debora for help. Facing that alone is now unthinkable.”
— Mike & Melissa H., Gilroy, CA
“I used the services of Debora Eizips-Dreymann to assist me with obtaining a Non-lucrative Visa in the Spanish Consulate of New York. At first, I thought I could go through the whole process of collecting paperwork on my own, because I am totally fluent in Spanish. Nevertheless I soon realized the rules and requirements for the NL visa were not quite clear, so I decided to contact Debora and never regretted my decision. Debora is fully familiar with the requirements in consulates of different cities of the US. She is extremely responsible, friendly, and knowledgeable. She always responded promptly my emails and phone calls. She was at time even proactive, reminding me to collect the papers that were still missing. Debora suggested to create two documents that were not in the consulate requirement list, those were very useful during the interview. She even gave me some valuable recommendations for the steps I needed to take after my visa was approved.
Thank you very much, Debora!”
— Marina B., New York, NY
“Debora was a true professional from start to finish in the process of getting our Non-Lucrative Spanish visas at the Spain Consulate in Los Angeles. She was invaluable in working through what is a quite complicated process. I am quite certain we would have ended up overlooking numerous details that she pointed out along the way and she was worth every penny of her fee!”
— Gregory S., Los Angeles, CA
“Debora’s services have been crucial in the procurement of my Non-Lucrative Residency Visa for Spain. I have always thought of myself as a well-organized problem solver but I met my match with the Spanish Consulate in Boston. It was impossible to get the information I needed to prepare the complicated application and 22 supporting documents. I was not alone. On the day of my consulate appointment, I saw many who struggled with incomplete or improper forms. With Debora’s expert help, I sailed right through, receiving my visa without complication or delay. She is professional, timely in her responses, very experienced with this process and it was a true please to work with her.”
— Vivian J., Stowe, VT
“As an attorney, I thought I could research Spain’s requirements for a non-lucrative residential visa. I quickly found that consulate rules were ambiguous, and advice from various bloggers was out-of-date and unreliable. This was concerning because any deficiency in the paperwork could result in having to start all over. I needed a lawyer knowledgeable with the peculiar requirements of the Los Angeles consulate (and it does have requirements more stringent than those of other consulates). Thankfully I found Debora Eizips-Dreymann who not only provided expert advice, she did so on a timely basis. I was extremely happy with her professional services. Debora helped me prepare and submit my application for a visa. Her fee was reasonable. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and immediately responded to all my inquiries. I’ve dealt with a lot of lawyers over the years, but she was the best!”
— Daniel S., Manitou Springs, CO
“We were extremely pleased and happy to have Debora guide us through the Non-Lucrative Visa documentation nightmare. She coached us, reviewed everything and gave us pertinent sources and advise that was invaluable. Debora was always available and responded immediately to answer our questions and concerns. I would highly recommend anyone attempting to obtain a Spanish Visa at the Los Angeles Consulate to retain Debora, you will be fully prepared and come away from your appointment at the consulate knowing your Visa will be approved. Thank you again for all your help and guidance.”
— Peggy M., Palm Desert, CA
“We contacted Debora very early in the process for a Retiree Visa through the Miami Consulate of Spain. After looking at the lengthy list of requirements she provided, we had a long conference call and reviewed each item in detail and came up with a timeline and plan which we were confident we could execute. When we were ready to proceed, Debora was with us at each step and bump in the road, contacting the consulate directly when particular issues arose. Debora’s experience, resources, translation service, and contacts were invaluable and timely. The consulate staff noted how well prepared we were and granted our visa in one week—amazing!”
— Carol & Larry S., West Palm Beach, FL
“I can’t even imagine going through the arduous and often mystifying process of applying for a Non-Lucrative Spanish residence Visa without having had the benefit of Debora’s advice and expertise. This is a very lengthy and difficult application process — which I say even having had long professional experience creating big, complex funding proposals at universities — and much of the information from the Los Angeles Spain Consulate is hard to follow. You need a coach. Debora navigates you through every step of the long and winding process, helps you complete every confusing form, and (most important when you’re feeling overwhelmed by the whole thing) cheers you on until that magic day your visa comes through. I feel very fortunate and grateful to have found her.”
— Margaret G., Tucson, AZ
“We used the services of Debora Eizips-Dreymann to assist us with obtaining a Spanish nonlucrative Visa and translation services. We can’t recommend her services enough! Debora was always very thorough with providing information and guidance and always responded very promptly to any email or question we had. Our financial documents were complex, but Debora very willingly sorted through, arranged and translated. I am sure that had we not hired her to assist, we would have not been able to navigate through the complexities of the Spanish Visa bureaucracy alone, and would not have had our Visa approved by the Spanish Consulate in Chicago on our first try. I was hesitant to hire an attorney from another part of the country, but after reading others reviews of Debora, I took a chance and am so glad we did. Steve and I highly recommend Debora. She is honest, hardworking, extremely knowledgeable, delivers what she promises, and cares about her clients. Her prices are fair and very reasonable for the amount of time that she puts in, and in my opinion worth every penny!
Thank you again, Debora, for a job well done.”
— Susan and Steve H., Minneapolis, MN
“We highly recommend the services of Debora Eizips-Dreymann for obtaining Spanish visas. My husband and I recently went through the process of applying for non-lucrative visas and found her guidance to be invaluable. From the start, she provided documentation with easy to follow links and instructions that took all the guess-work out of the process, and even our smallest questions were answered promptly and completely. On the day of our appointment at the Consulate, we watched applicant after applicant get turned away to make more copies or obtain more information, but our files were complete and accurate, and we received compliments to that effect. In a few short minutes, we were finished and on our way. It was indeed a pleasure to work with Ms. Eizips-Dreymann, and productivity was the winner in every way! “
— Mary Lynn and Robert S., Bainbridge Island, WA
“I spent 6 months researching, gathering forms, filling our paperwork and generally tearing my hair out preparing our non-lucrative Spanish visa applications. When it came time for the required certified translations, someone recommended Debora. Debora does not only provide certified translation services but is also an immigration attorney who is familiar with procedures at the San Francisco Consulate. She translated our documents and for small fee reviewed everything, made corrections and gave us sound advice on how to prepare. We breezed through our appointment and had our visa in two weeks. Her rates were very reasonable she and quickly responded to all of our emails. I only wish we had found Debora earlier and hired her to manage the entire process from start to finish.”
— John C., Santa Cruz, CA
“Thank you for all your help and advice throughout the process of getting all the documents ready for the Residence Visa for Spain. I really appreciated you for always responding to my questions very promptly, including during the weekends!! With your detailed instructions, you made the process easy to understand and go so much faster. Without your help, it would have taken me a lot longer to understand the process requirements, and much much longer with many attempts to get everything correct and compiled for the visa application. I am also very grateful to you for continuing to research, after the visa was approved, to find and recommend the correct office in Malaga to apply for the T.I.E. card!! Thank you, Debora!!”
— Tariq S., San Jose, CA
“What a relief it is to have met Debora! Her clear, detailed, specific guidance made the application for my most recent Non-Lucrative Visa as efficient and stress-free as possible. Debora’s depth of experience and impeccable attention to detail helped me immensely. I speak Spanish, I have been living in Spain for the better part of 2 years, and I had successfully completed two prior visa applications and 2 renewals on my own before I contacted Debora for my most recent visa. During the term of my last visa, Spanish rules regarding required specific language in support documentation, the system for making appointments, and the number of fees that must be paid in advance for certain applications had all changed, yet the changes were not readily or easily noted within the labyrinth of the website of the Spanish Government. She knew about them and alerted me to all of the changes. Debora’s fees are reasonable! In Spain, the price for arranging this level of professional legal help is 3X higher. And at that price, you might not be able to find anyone so well-qualified who so promptly addresses client questions or concerns. If you were using one of the top flight Visa application firms in Spain, you would be unlikely to meet a professional there who truly understands concerns from the perspective of the USA citizen. I’m deeply grateful to Debora Eizips-Dreymann for her outstanding service. I highly recommend her to anyone with a Non-Lucrative Visa concern, question, or application. “
— Anna C., San Francisco, CA
“We have been trying to get retirement visas for the past two years and despite miscellaneous info, we were never able to figure out which forms were required, which had to be translated into Spanish, wording for various letters, etc. We finally had to admit defeat and started looking for someone to help guide us through the process. This was not easy and we finally found someone (by good luck, not management) in Los Altos, California. Efficiency & a reasonable price are the keys – after talking to this lawyer, we took a leap of faith and sent the fee. The next day, we had a list of requirements, including links to required documents, addresses & telephone numbers, insurance recommendations, and guidance on timing. Debora Eizips-Dreymann is a lawyer specializing in immigration and translating documents. She has walked us through every step in this difficult & frustrating process and we wanted to recommend her services so anyone else trying for Spanish residency can be spared the aggravation we went through.”
— Susan and Michael B., Dickinson, TX
[Visa received at the Spain Consulate in Houston]
“Simply put, Debora was a lifesaver. My family and I were recently approved for a Non-Lucrative Visa for Spain at the San Francisco Consulate. We would never have been able to navigate the complexities and idiosyncrasies of Spanish bureaucracy without her. Even if we had been able, life is too short, and she has the process down pat. One of my favorite qualities of Debora’s is her responsiveness. Our situation was quite time sensitive and it was comforting knowing that she would respond within an hour or two at virtually any reasonable hour. Thank you Debora!”
— Joseph M., Seattle, WA
“I am a physician and I was looking for a someone equally professional who had all the right resources and could guide me through the entire non-lucrative residence visa and translation process. I hired Debora and her team based on recommendations on Reddit and other websites. She has been spectacular in every way. She is honest, upfront, timely, and a great communicator. As soon as I send her an email I have a reply waiting. I don’t know how she keeps track of so many little minutiae when it comes to the visa process but she somehow manages. The money was totally worth it and far less than what I would have had to pay a traditional law firm on an hourly basis. I applied for my visa, I went for my consulate appointment, I got the visa approved in 11 days, and it was painless. I recommend Debora and her team highly for anyone who values their time and is willing to pay for expertise and impeccable service.”
— Mohammad A., Portland, OR
“Working with Debora translating the required documents for Spain’s Non-Lucrative visa was an absolute pleasure. Her prompt response to my first email seeking information on certified translations was reassuring of the priority she places on timely responses. Additionally, the information she provided underscored her expertise both on translating official documents and on the specific government process we were undertaking. Once we were approved [at the Spain Consulate in New York] she offered additional recommendations that have helped as we navigated the residency process living in Spain. Debora’s professionalism went beyond simply providing the necessary translations; she made what could have been a nail-biting experience much easier than we could have imagined.”
— Pamela and Theodore G-F., Colonie, NY
“Early in the process of putting together the paperwork for my Spanish Visa, I found myself overwhelmed. I began looking for a person or company to help me with the process. After getting estimates from several people I found Debora Eizips-Dreymann was the most reasonable by far. She helped my spouse and I every step of the way. She answered a myriad of questions. The bottom line is that our paperwork was accepted as complete and correct. We actually received our Visa’s [from the Spain Consulate in Chicago] less than one month after submission. I would highly recommend Debora’s services.”
— Rick B., London, OH
“I contacted Debora for help with certified translation services only days before my Non- Lucrative Residence Visa appointment, and she ended up being so much more than a translator. I had worked hard for months to complete the paperwork for my appointment at the Spanish consulate in San Francisco without hiring someone to help, but it turned out there were many unwritten rules! Debora identified that I had the wrong health insurance and pointed me in the right direction. She answered many questions with regard to other requirements of the consulate and expedited my translation documents in the days before my appointment. I could not have gotten it done without her and wish I would have contacted her much sooner!”
— Suzanne T., Sacramento, CA
“When I went to the Spanish consulate in San Francisco with my completed application, the consular agent described my application package as ‘perfect.’ I had every document that was required. My application was approved! And, except for one (easily redone on site) that the consulate had changed recently, all were completed appropriately. Debora provided me with excellent advice, prompt and accurate service, and especially kind and generous support. I can, without reservation, highly recommend Debora for Spanish translation services and consulate application assistance.”
— Diane P., Santa Rosa, CA
“We cannot thank you enough for all you have done for us. Your guidance through this bewildering process has been invaluable. You certainly went above and beyond by contacting, voluntarily, officials of various governmental entities when certain things were not going well, such as the hurricanes that devastated Puerto Rico, the FBI changing systems and the Post Office not forwarding our mail from the California DOJ. We were fully confident when we went to our Consulate interview for the non-lucrative visa to Spain, as we knew we were quite prepared. Indeed, the interviewer complimented us on how organized and complete were our documents. This would not have happened without you. Thanks, again, and anybody who is looking for not just an interpreter, but a gracious guide, could not find a better person than you.”
–Tom and Idalia W, Milpitas, CA
“Debora supported my wife and I in obtaining resident visas to Spain. It is a long and daunting process. Debora was very patient and helpful in answering all questions promptly and clearly. She provided advice and guidance based on a great deal of experience, and she checked-in and gave encouragement when things were moving slowly. We recommend her enthusiastically! “
— Wayne W., San Juan Capistrano, CA
“We recently completed a successful application for a non-lucrative Spanish visa [at the Spain Consulate in Los Angeles] which would have been unsuccessful without the hard work of Debora. She guided us through every step, and always responded promptly to any questions. This can be a very daunting process, so we would highly recommend Debora to assist with this process without reservation. Timing is critical and she kept us on schedule.”
— Jerry M. & Victor P., San Diego, CA
“I used Debora’s help for applying for a Non-Lucrative Spanish Residence Visa at the Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles. Debora helped me by translating all the necessary documents as well as advise me on how to do each step of the application process. If I had questions her responses never took more than a few hours. The whole process went very smoothly and I was approved for my visa a week after my Consulate appointment. I would highly recommend Debora.”
— Tim E., San Luis Obispo, CA
“I could not have had better help and service from Debora. I was in a pickle when I contacted Debora for a number of translations that I needed to apply for a Non-Lucrative Visa at the San Francisco branch. She quickly replied to me, and started the work immediately (like I said it was a lot of translations). She answered a lot of my questions since she had experience in this type of service before. I live in Seattle, so I was sending her all my documents via email, and when she was done she expedited my paperwork back. She gave me peace of mind, and was quick to respond to my emails. Even with such a time crunch, Debora was able to finish all my translations with such a positive attitude and professionalism. She charges a fair price and for how efficient she is, it was worth it. I could not have asked for better services and help, very satisfied customer :)”
— Angelica R., Seattle, WA
“I needed documents translated for a Spanish non-lucrative visa. I was referred to Debora and it was a great experience. From the get go she was very responsive and communicative, and the translations were done quickly. Since I am local, I was able to do a local pick up and all the documents were neatly prepared. She can also notarize documents, which I needed done as well. The documents were easily accepted by the Spanish consulate in SF. I’d gladly work with Debora again if I ever need anything translated. She is efficient and professional. Thanks again!”
— Laura J., San Francisco, CA
“We live in San Diego County and our daughter was applying for a Non-Lucrative Spanish Residence Visa in Los Angeles. We found Debora on craigslist after having poor responses from other certified translators that were local in San Diego. We feel really fortunate to have found Debora, she not only provided translations for the standard documents required by the Consulate (FBI report, Proof of Health Insurance, Medical Certificate), but also the inordinate number of financial statements that the Los Angeles Consulate required. We were on a very short timeline and Debora met or exceeded her time commitments every time, and provided notary and overnight delivery as part of her services. We were extremely pleased with her competitive rates, her excellent translation services, and the additional legal advice we requested.”
— Karen P., El Cajon, CA
“Debora was a great resource through a complicated process, I am sure I might not have had my non-lucrative residence visa application approved without her help. There were plenty of moments where she was able to avoid possible complications with the application — we had to go back and forth with the insurance company a few times to get the correct language that was required in the document. I know I would not have been able to know the Spanish in the document wasn’t precisely correct without her help. It was also good to just have a resource for the various questions that inevitably come up with what things mean and whether they would be a problem. Debora also knew when the Spanish Consulate changed policies and required new or different information. Debora helped to motivate me through the paperwork and was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend her services to anyone going through this process!”
— Jon G., San Francisco, CA