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For your convenience, your visa application can be sent by courier without the need of making an appointment. Click here for more information.

Due to the result caused by COVID-19, required standards by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, suspended some visa categories for indefinite period of time. Therefore, before making an appointment, check if your category is on the suspended visas list by clicking here.

Whether you prefer to start your process through an interview, check the corresponding center in your jurisdiction and make an appointment by clicking here.

Important note: make your appointment only when you have all documents as per listed in the corresponding checklist.

Verify lists below:

Click here – and then, in the option “Documents required” for temporary/short-stay visa.

Click here – and then, in the option “Documents required” for residency/long visa.

Click here – and then, in the option “Documents required” for SCHENGEN visa.

Click here – to check the appointment manual.

Click here – to check the rescheduling appointment manual.

Click here – to check the cancellation of appointment manual.

The Visa Application Centers of Salvador and Nova Lima (MG) will only receive visa applications sent by courier. Appointments will not be available for this units.

Processing time: After submitting your visa application in one of the application centers of VFS, this will be registered and delivered to the corresponding Consular Office for analysis. Verify average processing times below (only indicatives):

  • Schengen Visa: 45 working days on average
  • Residency Visa: 60 working days on average
  • Short-stay Visa: 60 working days on average