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    17 January 2020

    Kazan VAC relocation

    Please note: starting 20 January 2020, the Kazan Visa Application Center will be accepting applications at the new address: 26, Paris Commune Street, Kazan.

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    16 January 2020

    Increased fees for visa applications

    Please note: As of 02 February 2020, the Schengen visa fee per person (Short Stay Visa) will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent

    This fee change is not applicable to below nationalities

    • Russia
    • Georgia
    • Serbia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Montenegro
    • Macedonia
    • Armenia
    • Albania
    • Ukraine
    • Moldova
    • Azerbaijan
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    14 January 2020

    Accreditation of TO

    The Consular Section of the Embassy of Portugal in Moscow hereby informs that the deadline for the submission of accreditation requests from Tour Operators (TO) runs between 15 January 2020 and 30 April 2020. Only TO requests duly registered in Rosturizm entitled to operate in the international market will be accepted. The maximum period of decision will be of one month starting from the date of the accreditation request.

    Requests must be delivered directly by the interested TO, without intermediaries, in the Consular Section of the Embassy of Portugal in Moscow. Detailed information about the company’s activity must be provided.

    The full list of documents to be delivered can be requested through the following e-mail: sconsular.moscovo@mne.pt.

    Acreditações de OT

    A Secção Consular da Embaixada de Portugal em Moscovo informa que foi estabelecido o prazo de 15.01.2020 e até 30.04.2020 para apresentação de solicitações de acreditação de Operadores Turísticos (OT). Unicamente se aceitarão as solicitações de OT devidamente registados em Rosturizm com direito a operar no mercado internacional. O prazo máximo de decisão será de 1 mês a partir da data de receção da solicitação de acreditação.

    As solicitações deverão ser entregues diretamente pelos OT interessados, sem intermediários, na Secção Consular da Embaixada de Portugal em Moscovo.

    As mesmas têm que conter a informação detalhada sobre a atividade da empresa.

    A lista de documentos a apresentar deverá ser solicitada através do seguinte endereço de correio eletrónico: sconsular.moscovo@mne.pt

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    25 November 2019

    Working schedule of Portugal VACs and Embassy of Portugal during upcoming holiday period

    Dear Applicants,

    Kindly find below working schedule of Portugal VACs and Embassy of Portugal during upcoming holiday period. Please plan your visit in advance.

    24 December 2019 – Embassy of Portugal is providing limited services only, Portugal VACs are open as per regular schedule

    25 December 2019 – Embassy of Portugal is closed, Portugal VACs are open as per regular schedule.

    30 December 2019, 31 December 2019 –Portugal VACs are open for collection of passports only and closed for submission. Embassy is providing limited services only on 31 December 2019.

    From 01 January 2020 till 08 January 2020– Portugal VACs are closed for both submission and collection of documents.
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    22 October 2019

    Holidays in November

    Dear Applicants, please pay attention to the working schedule of the Embassy of Portugal and Visa Center during November. Please plan your visit in advance.

    • 01 November 2019 – The Embassy will be closed.
    • 04 November 2019 – all Visa Centers as well as the Call-center will be closed
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    28 June 2019

    Working schedule of Portugal VAC in Moscow until 31 August 2019.

    Dear Applicants!

    Kindly note that from June 29 August 2019 to 31 August 2019 Portugal VAC in Moscow will work on Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00.

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    15 March 2019

    Working schedule of Portugal VAC in Moscow on 21 March 2019

    Dear Applicants!

    Kindly note that on 21 March 2019 Portugal  VAC in Moscow will work for submission and passback until 14:30.

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    01 February 2019

    Visa Center of Portugal begins operations from new location

    Dear Applicants!

    Kindly be informed that starting from 4th of February, Visa Center of Croatia will begin its operations in the new location – Kashirskoe highway 3, k. 2, s. 4, business centre “Sirius Park”.

    Application submission and passport collection timings remain unaffected.

    For convenience of the applicants there is a free shuttle bus service from “Nagatinskaya” metro station, which departs every 10 minutes.

    Boarding and exit of passengers takes place at a public transportation stop “Nizhnie Kotly Station”, which is situated on Nagatinskaya street 2, k. 1

    On the territory of business-centre “Sirius Park” shuttle bus stop is situated next to the big atrium between buildings 4 and 9.

    For easier identification of the shuttle bus, please look for the vehicle with the logotype and sign of business-centre “Sirius Park” and VFS Global visa centre under the windscreen.

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    23 December 2018

    Working schedule of Portugal VACs for the period of New Year Holidays

    Dear Applicants!

    Kindly find below the working schedule of Portugal VACs for the period of New Year Holidays::

    31 December 2018 – Portugal VAC in Moscow is open for passport collection until 16:00, regional VACs are closed.

    01 January 2019 – 08 January 2019 – Portugal VAC in Moscow is closed, regional VACs are closed.

    From 09 January 2019 onward all Portugal VACs return to regular working schedule.

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    10 July 2018

    Information for applicants from Perm

    Dear Applicants!

    The Portugal VAC in Perm will resume normal operations from the following address from 10 July 2018.

    Chernyshevskogo str, 28, floor 2

    614002 Perm

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    28 May 2018

    Holidays in June

    Dear Applicants, please pay attention to the working schedule of the Embassy of Portugal and Visa Center during June holidays. Please plan your visit in advance.

    • 09 June 2018 – all Visa Centers as well as the Call-center will be closed, Embassy is closed as well.
    • 11 June 2018 – The Embassy is open as per normal schedule, all Visa Centers are closed.
    • 12 June 2018 – The Embassy is closed, Visa Center in Moscow is open, Visa Centers in regions are closed.
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    17 April 2018

    Holidays in May

    Dear Applicants, please pay attention to the working schedule of the Embassy of Portugal and Visa Center during May holidays. Please plan your visit in advance.

    • 28 April 2018, 01 May 2018 and 09 May 2018– all Visa Centers as well as the Call-center will be closed.
    • 25 April 2018, 01 May 2018 and 09 May 2018– The Embassy will be closed.
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    09 November 2017

    Revised set of documents for TO/TA applicants

    Dear Tour Operators/Travel Agencies, kindly note that the Embassy of Portugal has suggested a revised set of documents which need to be submitted for your clients. This change comes into effect the 13th of November 2017. The list of documents is as below:

    1. Application forms
    2. Valid passport
    3. Photos
    4. Insurance
    5. Voucher from TA (with hotel\booking info)
    6. Tickets (booking)
    7. Finance

    Additional documents (if applicable)

    1. Birth/wedding certificate
    2. Consent document for children, etc

    However kindly note that the Embassy has a right to request any additional document over and above the documents mentioned above pertaining to the travel.

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    03 March 2017

    Opening of Visa centres in regions

    Dear applicants, the Embassy of Portugal in Moscow is glad to announce opening of new Visa centres on the 6th of March 2017 in the following regions: Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok, Irkutsk, Perm.

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    11 July 2016

    Registration terms (90 days)

    Dear applicants please pay attention that the registration of all third countries applicants must be valid 90 days from the last date of trip.

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      19 May 2016

      Endorsed children

      Dear applicants, please pay attention that starting 20 May 2016 all applicants must have their own passports. Documents of children endorsed to parent’s passport would not be accepted.

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      21 December 2015

      Biometrics

      Dear applicants please pay attention that starting the 14th of September 2015 all adult applicants must enroll the biometrics, i.e. fingerprints. The exemptions are:

      1. Children under 12
      2. Applicants who has already enrolled the bio after the 14 September 2015.
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      07 September 2015

      Appointment to the Visa centre in Moscow

      Dear applicants, starting the 14 September 2015 all applicants who plan to apply in Moscow Visa centre must make an appointment. Individual applicant can make an appointment here or call to the call centre. Travel agencies must make appointments here.

      One appointment must include all the applicants who need to obtain a visa including minor children and children endorsed into a passport. If you don’t get to the Visa Application Centre at the appointed time, you will have to schedule a new appointment for another day. We encourage you to arrive in 15 minutes before the scheduled time.

      Please print the confirmation letter that you will receive in your email address and bring it with you when you go to the Visa application Centre for your visa application.

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      17 August 2015

      EU biometrics website

      Dear applicants, please be aware of the new website designed by the EU delegation in Moscow about biometrics www.evrovisa.info.

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      10 August 2015

      Logistics fee

      Dear applicants please pay attention that starting 10 August 2015 all applicants must pay 450 RUB of the logistics fee. Applicants applying documents in the Moscow Visa centre are released from that payment.

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      30 May 2015

      The rules of Visa fee payment changes starting the 01 June 2015.

      Dear applicants please pay attention that the rules of Visa fee payment changes starting the 01 June 2015. All children under 6 are gratis. All Russian children as well as children from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, Montenegro, and Azerbaijan are gratis till 12 years old. All children of third countries from 6 yo till 12 yo must pay 35 euro per person.

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      07 October 2014

      Dear Applicants the Embassy of Portugal is glad to announce the opening of the Visa centres in the following cities on the 13 October 2014: Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Nizhniy Novgorod. The addresses of the Visa centres you can see here.

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      26 March 2014

      Dear applicants, the Embassy of Portugal is glad to inform you that the Visa Application Centre in St. Petersburg will be opened on the 14 April 2014. Contacts of the Visa Centre you can find here. Information about processing time and terms of delivering documents you can find here.

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      26 February 2014

      Dear applicants, please pay attention that the form filling must be signed by an applicant personally whether he applies by himself or via a Travel agency.