Please note that the following essentials must be met by all applicants submitting their applications for visa.
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.
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.
Important note to agents: Please keep in mind that the Processing time will be 15 calendar days (including day of submission at VFS). Please note that applications submitted to other VFS-offices than New Delhi will take another two days due to postal delivery., unless extraordinary circumstances are demonstrated and approved by the Embassy. For applications submitted in Mumbai to the Portugal Consulate in Goa, a minimum of 15 Calendar days is required (excluding VFS handling time) before the date of travel. 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:
Passport Collection Process
The applicants may choose courier delivery or counter collection as a mode of the passport collection. As per the instructions from the Embassy third party collection of passport or documents is not permitted, except in the following scenarios:
If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents:
It is also mandatory to mention applicant’s personal address on the covering letter on which passport has to be couriered. Applicant's passport will not be couriered to their travel agencies 'addresses as directed by the Embassy.
Embassy of Portugal require a minimum of 15 working days for visa processing once the application reaches Embassy.. Please note that applications submitted to other VFS-offices than New Delhi will take another two days due to postal delivery.. For applications submitted in Mumbai to the Portugal Consulate in Goa, a minimum of 15 Calendar days is required (excluding VFS handling time) before the date of travel. 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.
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.