Schedule An Appointment
All applicants are required book an appointment online to submit their visa application at the Joint Schengen visa application center.
Effective 26 February 2020 post 03 pm onwards, applicants applying for Portugal visa, short term and long term except seasonal work must book an appointment and pay the VFS service fee (mandatory) and additional services (optional) online before coming to a VFS visa application center to submit their application and biometric data (fingerprints and photograph). From this date, appointments to submit applications will only be confirmed once payment is completed. It is applicable for entire PAN India.
The reason for the introduction of the pre-payment system is to reduce the no-show percentage, unnecessary waiting times for an appointment will be reduced and the application process in the visa application centers will become more streamlined.
Pre-payment of the service fees can be made using a secured online payment portal using VISA or MasterCard credit or debit card.
Visa fee and additional service charges are non-refundable except in cases where applicants could not come due to medical reasons if provide the valid medical proof will be refunded.
Note: No fee will be refunded if the application is refused by the Embassy/Consulate of Portugal and/or if the application is withdrawn while it is under processing at the Embassy of Portugal, New Delhi or Consulate in Goa.
Important: As part of the visa application procedure, from 2nd November 2015 applicants will need to provide Biometric fingerprint data along with a digital photograph. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, applicants are advised to wait until the injuries have healed before you book your appointment. Henna on fingertips may also mean we are unable to get a clear scanned image and should be removed or allowed to fade before your appointment date.
Before you make an appointment you should carefully read the visa application process available on the website to submit your visa application and supporting documents at the visa application center.
Note – Applicants having Schegen visa in old passport will have to come for Biometric.
If you have missed your appointment on the scheduled day, the system will not allow you to reschedule or cancel and you will require to book a new appointment after 24 hours.
Please make sure you arrive at the visa application center 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Applicants are not allowed to be accompanied inside the visa application center. The only exceptions to this are those accompanying children under 18 years-of-age or applicants who need special assistance for health reasons or disability.
If you are part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.
VFS appointment system is compatible with most popular browsers. VFS will soon introduce appointment scheduling through call Centre for the ease of applicants.
How to book an appointment
Please click here to book an online appointment or contact +912267866070 (09:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs, Monday-Friday) and 09:00 hrs -10:00 hrs for Saturday.
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If an interview is required the same will be intimated to you at the time of submission of your application at our VFS Application Centre.
Please note it may take more than the prescribed time mentioned on your Appointment letter while submitting your Application at VFS Centre. Applicants will be issued with a token number at the Application Centre and will be entertained as per the token number assigned. It may take more time depending on the number of Applications submitted at the counter by an Individual.
Please be informed VFS Delhi office also accepts applications on Saturday under Prime time service, which is available on additional charges, for details & appointments please check Additional Services.
Applicants/Agents/Representatives who wish to submit group applications for below mentioned Visa categories need to send a mail to our call center to book an appointment for application submission. The applicants will have to appear for a personal interview at the Embassy of Portugal in the same week when the applications are submitted, interview confirmation will be given along with the appointment confirmation email, Agent/ representatives are required to arrange for the same accordingly.
Kindly note while writing an email clearly mention the below details:
- Name of the company
- Details of applicants- Passport number/ name as per bio page of the passport.
- Intended date of travel
- Name of the agent/ company submitting the applications.
Temporary Stay Visa
Work Visa (Employment Visa/ Work Independent Visa)
Email ID: email@example.com
Group applications without confirmation mail from VFS will not be entertained at VFS counters.
This is applicable for NEW Delhi VFS only.