Schengen Rules & Regulations
Foreign nationals who wish to travel to Portugal must be in possession of a visa, unless they are nationals from countries which are not included in the list of countries with the obligation to carry a visa in order to cross external borders for stays in the Schengen Area of no more than three months (90 days) in a period of six months (180 days) from the date of entry into the Schengen Area.
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherland, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Switzerland.
Schengen Common Visa rule
Note: Only Short Stay category applications are accepted at Visa Application center
Required documents for all visa categories
To ensure your application is processed without any delay please include the following:
Complete & Signed visa application Form
All questions on the Visa application form must be correctly filled (where applicable); **No field must be left unfilled
Applicants below the age of 18 years must provide the following documents:
In accordance with the European rule, please ensure that your passport must conform with the following conditions:
*Passport validity must have minimum of 3 months validity AFTER your return from the Schengen State at the time of submission and would require the minimum of 3 consecutive empty pages of a leaf in your passport.
*Passport Issued date must not be up to10 years at the time of submission
Applicants are requested to read the requisite documents carefully that needs to be submitted together with your visa application. Please make sure that you have all the documents indicated in the list, since decision could be delayed and deferred if one or several documents are missing.
Visa Application Processing Time
Applicants who have submitted their application at the Visa application center, Lagos are advised to collect their passport from the application center (if it is ready) after getting a notification or by Tracking the status of the application on this Website.
The collection timing is 10.00 - 16.00 (Monday-Friday except holidays).
Applicants’ need to bring their receipt that was issued to them at the time of submission of visa application PERSONALY for the collection of their passport.
Representative is not allowed to collect passport on behalf of Applicant.Next