The first step to start your process is to identify the specific visa type to request and gather all required documents. The visa type can differ according to the purpose, activity to be performed, length of stay, and other factors.
Please see the 3 categories below:
Residence Visa: For applicants whose activities in Portugal have a period of more than 1 year. Within the residence visa, you must fit into one of several specific subcategories for each activity to be performed (e.g. studies, highly qualified work, subordinated work, etc.).Click here to check a brief overview of each one of them and their respective lists of documents.
Temporary stay visa: For applicants whose activities in Portugal have a period of less than 1 year. Within the temporary stay visa, you must fit into one of several specific sub-categories to each activity to be exercised (e.g. studies, seasonal work, etc.).Click here to check a brief overview of each one of them and their respective lists of documents.
SCHENGEN Visa: For non-Brazilian applicants who will go to Portugal for tourism our business trips. The SCHENGEN visa is only applicable for a specific list of nationalities. Click here to check nationalities whose SCHENGEN visa will be mandatory to enter Portugal. If your country is not on the list, you will not need this visa. Click here to check the list of documents, applicable forms and other relevant information.
SCHENGEN visas will not be received from courier since biometrics is mandatory. You may be called to one of the Visa Application Centers or Consular offices at any time if the Portuguese organizations consider it necessary.