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VFS Global is the authorized partner of Embassy of Portugal in Washington. Visa applications for Portugal shall be submitted to the VFS Global Visa Application Centre in Washington, DC.

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  • VERY IMPORTANT:

    *Customers must be physically present in the US when applying for any of the visa category or residency visa for Portugal through the VFS Portugal Visa Application Center.
  • *All documents that must be notarized as per Embassy checklist, should be done at Notary Public in the state where customer legally resides in the USA i.e. as per the address proof submitted by the applicant for US state in the application documents.
  • *Check the jurisdiction restrictions before submitting your application at the Washington DC, Portugal VFS Visa Application Center.
  • According to the latest update of The Embassy of Portugal we will be accepting applications ONLY for the below visas types until further notice. Please make sure you fall under the below categories of visas before booking your appointment. You may also send your documents by mail within the below-listed requirements and JURISDICTIONS.


    • Temporary stay visa for transfer of workers purposes for state parties to the WTO, for provision of services or professional training – E2
    • Temporary visa for research – E4
    • Student visas E6 and D4
    • Independent work/startup visa – D2
    • Highly qualified activity or cultural purposes, as well as, highly qualified subordinate activity –D3
    • Family reunification – D6
    • National Visa-D7
  • IMPORTANT:

    Only applicants with same day travel in and out of San Francisco County will be permitted to book an appointment. VFS Global staff reserve the right to check travel documentation to verify San Francisco Travel Order requirements and deny any and all persons who do not meet this legal requirement. Updated as of 30 December 2020 effective until rescinded by San Francisco County Health Officer.

  • IMPORTANT:

    • Please be advised that following DC Mayor Orders, Washington D.C has imposed an emergency travel order for travelers entering or returning to DC from certain high-risk areas staring Monday 27th, 2020. Visit the below links to verified if your state of residence it is listed and follow the restrictions.
    • D.C health releases list high risk states.
    • D.C Mayor order requirements .
    • If you send your application by mail please review the information above.
  • The Consulates in Washington D.C, San Francisco and New York City confirmed we will be accepting applications for all National visas categories. Please check rules of jurisdiction before booking your appointment. You may also send your documents by mail within the below-listed requirements and JURISDICTIONS.


    • The Consulates in Washington D.C, San Francisco and New York City confirmed they are accepting Schengen visas applications for family members of EU citizens (parents, spouses and children under the age of 21).
  • Jurisdiction Restrictions- Be advised that each VFS location follows the jurisdiction restrictions; ensure you book appointment accordingly.

    WASHINGTON DC: AREAS OF JURISDICTION

    States of: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, District of Columbia.

    NEW YORK: AREAS OF JURISDICTION

    States of: Connecticut, Michigan and New York Territories of American Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, and Puerto Rico

    SAN FRANCISCO: AREAS OF JURISDICTION

    States of: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

  • ATTENTION APPLICANTS- In case you are facing any issues accessing our appointment booking page would request you to refer to the below email address along with the location and date which you are trying to book the appointment.

    In case if you are looking for appointment for all family members, we would request you to write to our customer care email and we will get back to you with options

    Email: info.portugalusa@vfshelpline.com

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