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1 April 2014: Applicants, Travel Agents and representatives: Kindly note that VFS Portugal Visa Application Centre in Mumbai is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the below mentioned address with effect from 7 April 2014.

Trade Centre,
3rd Floor, “G” Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East),
Mumbai-400051

The Embassy of Portugal is pleased to announce the opening of their Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Global Services Private Limited in New Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Chennai and Bangalore, Mumbai.

The visa applications are to be submitted at the Portugal Visa Application Centre at New Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Chennai or Bangalore. All applications will be assessed by the Embassy of Portugal, located in New Delhi.

The visa applications submitted at the Portugal Visa Application Centre at Mumbai will be assessed by the Consulate General of Portugal, located in Goa.

Where to apply
The jurisdiction of the Consular Section of the Embassy of Portugal in New Delhi covers all India (except the States of Maharastra and Goa and the Union Territories of Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli) for short and long term visa.

The residents of the States of Maharastra and Goa and the Union Territories of Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli have to apply at VFS Mumbai Visa Application Centre

In the absence of Portuguese Missions in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, the residents of these countries have to apply to the Embassy of France in Dhaka (for business visa), Kathmandu (for business and tourist visa) and Colombo (for business and tourist visa), which represent Portugal.

The long-term national visa (vg. research, study, work and family) for residents of Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka have to be submitted to the Embassy of Portugal in New Delhi.

For Prospective Applicants

The Portugal Visa Application Centre would accept applications for Airport Transit, Schengen Short Term Visa (Transit, Business, Tourist, Family Visit, Conference and others) and Long Term Visa (Research, Study/Training, Work, Family Reunion and others), to submit to the Embassy of Portugal in New Delhi. Applicants are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the chances of your application being delayed or declined due to inadequate or incorrect submission of documents.

Please note that you may be required to appear personally in the Visa Section at the Embassy of Portugal for an interview prior to a decision being taken on your application. The Visa Application Centre shall help you to take an appointment for the same.

Foreign National residing in India must submit valid permit to return to India.

The following essentials must be met by all applicants submitting their applications for visa:
Passport with at least three months validity from the date of arrival back in India
The Embassy of Portugal does not accept additional pages inserted into passports. If you do not have a blank page to which a visa can be affixed, a new passport must be obtained before submitting your application. A single sided page is required to affix a visa but there should not be a valid visa on the back side of that page.
Relevant Forms & Photograph
Fully completed application form appropriate to the type of visa and with two original passport-size photographs. The applicant has to complete all the points of the application forms clearly and in capital letters. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. Digital photographs are not acceptable (Photo Specification)
Children under 18 traveling without one or both parents or without a legal guardian must provide an affidavit for travel signed by both parents or by the parent or legal guardian not traveling and also a copy of passport's 1st and last page of parent.

If You Have Already Applied

Applicants who have already applied for a Visa can Track Your Application using our visa application tracker service.

Important:- Physically challenged applicants are requested to contact our helpline prior to visiting our centre to submit your application so that we may offer you the best possible assistance.

Applicants are required to read the Security guidelines carefully which would in turn increase their convenience at VFS.
 
Visa Application Process
Step 1 : Applications for Portuguese visa are accepted at the VFS visa application centre
Step 2 : Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of The Embassy of Portugal.
Step 3 : Please go to the link "All About Your Visas" to understand details of various visas
Step 4 : Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa application centre / Embassy of Portugal, New Delhi
 
TRACK YOUR APPLICATION
If you have already submitted an application for a visa at the Visa Application Centre you can track your application here

Click here: To track passports submitted at VFS Application center.
     
 
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