Business/ Conference

Overview

Business visa application is applicable in case you are travelling for business purposes. This visa is given for travel period of less than 90 days

Visa Fees

Duration Visa Fees in INR Visa Fees in Euros
Business 4784 60
Children between 6-12 years 2791 35

Above mentioned Visa Fee can be paid only by cash, Visa, Master Card and Rupay.

Exemption of Visa Fee

Short Term Schengen visa:

  • children below 6 years on the date of submission
  • spouse and children of EU nationals
  • scientists going for research work

VFS Global Service Charge

Applicants applying at the Portuguese Visa Application Centre shall be levied a service charge of INR 1903 /-(Inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%) can be paid only by cash, Visa, Master Card and Rupay..

Please Note:

  • The applicable visa fee in Indian Rupees is as per the current exchange rate. The same is subject to change without notice.
  • The Visa fee is non-refundable.
  • There is an optional courier facility available at INR 450/- (Inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%) per application / passport.
  • There is an optional SMS facility available at INR 115/- (Inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%) per application / passport.

Documents Required

Required documents for Business and Conference Visa:

Please find below a list of the documents required for applicants travelling for Business and Conference purposes.

Note:

Please use this “Checklist” for all applicants applying under the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Portugal, Goa.

Please use this “Checklist” for all applicants applying under the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Portugal, New Delhi.

This checklist needs to be duly filled in by the Applicant/Travel Agent/Authorized Representative and needs to be submitted along with the Visa Application. Please note: the Checklist is not an exhaustive list of documents and the applicant could be asked for additional documents if desired by the Consulate General of Portugal, Goa/Embassy of Portugal, New Delhi.

Note:

  1. Applicant could be asked for additional documents or may be called for an Interview if desired by The Embassy of Portugal, New Delhi/Consulate General of Portugal, Goa.
  2. Applicants (Adults & Children) applying through the Consulate General of Portugal in Goa will be required to appear for a personal Interview if there has been no travel to a Schengen country within the last 3 years at the time of submission. The Visa Application Centre shall help you take an appointment for the same.
  3. The visa fee, according to Schengen regulations, is non-refundable.
  4. Carry All documents in Original at the time of interview.

Photo Specifications

PHOTOGRAPH QUALITY

The photographs must be:

  • No more than 6-months old
  • 35-40mm in width
  • Close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 -80% of the photograph
  • In sharp focus and clear
  • Of high quality with no ink marks or creases
  • As per instructions from Portugal Consulate ,Goa photographs with eyewear are not acceptable for applicants submitting applications at Mumbai VFS

PHOTOGRAPH QUALITY

The photographs must be:

  • Show you looking directly at the camera
  • Show your skin tones naturally
  • Have appropriate brightness and contrast
  • Be printed on high quality paper, and at high resolution Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.
  • As per instructions from Portugal Consulate ,Goa photographs with eyewear are not acceptable for applicants submitting applications at Mumbai VFS
Style and lighting

The photographs must be:

  • Be colour neutral
  • Show your eyes open and clearly visible-no hair across your eyes
  • Show you facing square on to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and showing both edges of your face clearly
  • Be taken with a plain light-coloured background
  • Be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red eye
  • As per instructions from Portugal Consulate ,Goa photographs with eyewear are not acceptable for applicants submitting applications at Mumbai VFS
Glasses and head covers

If you wear glasses:

  • the photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames - wear lighter framed glasses if you have them)
  • Make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.
  • As per instructions from Portugal Consulate ,Goa photographs with eyewear are not acceptable for applicants submitting applications at Mumbai VFS

Head coverings :

  • Are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.
  • As per instructions from Portugal Consulate ,Goa photographs with eyewear are not acceptable for applicants submitting applications at Mumbai VFS
Expression and frame

Your photographs must:

  • show you alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and your mouth closed.
  • As per instructions from Portugal Consulate ,Goa photographs with eyewear are not acceptable for applicants submitting applications at Mumbai VFS

Online Form

Applicants are requested to fill online application form from the below mentioned link.

Please note that hand written forms will NOT be accepted at the visa application centre. Applicants are requested to visit here and select “Apply for Visa” to fill out and submit their visa applications online before presenting a signed copy of the same at VFS Global along with supporting documents and passport. Applicants must fill the online applications themselves and make sure to sign the print-out of the same; the form filling facility at VFS Global has been discontinued.

For applicants applying at VFS Mumbai and VFS Pune towards the Consulate General of Portugal, Goa please note:-

On the Portal das Comunidades Portuguesas Visas website applicants must select ‘Apply for a visa’ to initiate the Online form filling process.

At the end of completing the Online Visa Application Form you are required to select a ‘date’ on the Portal das Comunidades Portuguesas Visas website. Please be informed that this date on the visa application form should be the same date on which you wish to submit your visa application at VFS Mumbai or VFS Pune and can be selected when scheduling your appointment accordingly on our website. Please click here to schedule an appointment with VFS.