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VISA to Portugal

All About your Visa
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.

Application procedure

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 authorization.

Note: 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 the following:
Applicant himself.
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.

Processing time
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.