Long Term Visa
Long Term Visas are national Visas which are processed in accordance with the national legislation of the respective Member state. All the visa applications under this category are processed by the Embassy and sent to SEF, the Portuguese Boarder and Foreigners Service, for their analysis.
There are two broad categories of National/Long Term Visas for Portugal.
Temporary Stay: For stays longer than 90 days and usually less than one year.
Residence: For stay longer than one year.
According to Law 23/2007, the process time for Temporary Stay Visas is usually 30 days, after interview at Embassy, if required, and for Residence visas; the processing timing is 60 days, also after interview at the Embassy, if required.