Please note that the following essentials must be met by all applicants
submitting their applications for visa.
||Passport should have been issued
within the previous 10 years.
||Passport should have at least two blank pages.
||Passport should have at least three months
validity from the date of arrival back in India
||Applications are only accepted within 3 months
of the requested date of arrival
||Relevant Forms & Photograph: Fully completed
application form appropriate to the type of visa
||Application will be accepted only until 10
working days (excluding VFS handling time) before the date of travel.
The VFS Portugal Visa Application Centres will accept visa applications from all nationals, who wish to travel to Portugal. VFS will submit all such visa applications to The Embassy of Portugal located in New Delhi and The Consulate of Portugal in Goa.
Important note to agents:
Please keep in mind that all
applications should be handed in minimum 10 working days ahead of the intended
travel date, unless extraordinary circumstances are demonstrated and approved
by the Embassy. Failure to comply with the application procedures will be met
by a warning. Repeated misconduct may result in cancellation of an agent’s
In case of travel to more than one Schengen country,
please submit your application to the Embassy / Consulate where you will be
staying for the maximum number of days. In case of equal stay, one has to apply
at the Schengen country which is the first port of entry.
Submission of Visa application and collection of passports can be done by
||Travel Agents/Representative is coming to submit
the application or collect the passport he needs to carry a photo id of himself
and an authority letter from the applicant / company.
will be approximate 10 working days (excluding day
of submission at VFS). Applications accepted at The Portuguese visa application
centre will be submitted on the next working day to the Embassy. In case an
application needs to be referred to The Portuguese Immigration Service,
processing time can prolong. If necessary Immigration Services holds the right
to prolong processing time.
Please note for Applicants applying at the Portugal Visa Application centre in Mumbai, the processing time will be 15 working days for Short stay visas and 01 month for long stay visas which can be extended if needed.
Collection of the processed passports from the VFS Portugal Visa Application
Centres can be done on all working days from Monday to Friday except on
holidays. Applicants can instantly track the status of their application online
by clicking on Track your Application
or by sending and SMS to
VISA (space) PT (space) passport number to 57333. There will be no need to
follow up with the Embassy or the call centre to ascertain when the passport
will be returned.