Testimonials

“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


“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. I also considered hiring a lawyer or relocation specialist in Spain – I was sure I would get a better deal than hiring a US attorney!

But then I realized… the consulate I had to get through was in the US. NOT in Spain. So, wasn’t it the best idea to hire the expert who was fully immersed in the realities of the Spain consulates in the US? For me, the answer was yes. Hire someone who was on the same side of the Atlantic – someone who was constantly figuring out the latest games the Spanish consulates in the US were playing and would smoothly guide me through the system.

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