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    20 October 2020

    Due to the curfew imposed by Lagos State Government starting today (20 October 2020) at 16:00 hrs for 24 hours, The Visa application centers in Lagos will remain closed on Wednesday, 21 October 2020. Business will resume on Monday, 26 October 2020 if the situation comes back to normalcy.

  • 22 July 2020

    Dear Customers,

    Information to visa holders – COVID19 Notice

    If you have been issued a Schengen visa or are in possession of a valid visa, please note the information about your sticker contained in this leaflet.

    Leaflet in Portuguese

    Leaflet in French

  • 29 June 2020

    Dear Customers,

    The Portugal Visa Application Centers in Nigeria will resume operations on 29 June 2020. The Centre will however only accept applications for long term Visas (re-entry visa). The office shall be open only on Mondays between 09:00 hrs to 14:00 hrs in Abuja and Lagos until further notice.

    Note: Effective 15 September 2020 it is mandatory to book appointment online for submitting Visa applications at our centers in Abuja and Lagos.

  • 26 June 2020

    Dear Customers,

    Mandatory courier service to avoid exposure to COVID-19

    With immediate effect there will be a mandatory courier to send all decisions back to Portugal applicants to minimize the risk of exposure and avoid multiple contacts due to Covid-19. This applies to all new and existing applications under processing or processed.

  • 17 March 2020


    As instructed by the embassy, Portugal visa application Centre in Lagos and Abuja will not accept visa applications for Portugal from Monday 16 March 2020 to Thursday 26 March 2020. Normal business activities resumes fully on Friday, 27 March 2020.

  • 07 February 2020


    Revision of Payment Method at Visa Application Center in Abuja, Nigeria

    Dear Customers,

    Please note, from 24 February 2020 onwards, all payments at the Visa Application Center Abuja Nigeria will be done through POS Machines. We request you to carry your debit cards to make payments with ease.

    We appreciate your understanding and continued support.

  • 20 January 2020


    Dear Customers

    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

  • 02 December 2019


    As instructed by the embassy, Portugal visa application Centre in Lagos and Abuja will not accept visa applications for Portugal from Monday 02 December 2019 to 10 January 2020.

  • 24 June 2019

    Important Update for Portugal

    “General Public are hereby notified that due to an unforeseen technical problem, the processing of visa application for Portugal may be extended in comparison to the normal processing time. At this stage confirmation on resumption of normal processing time cannot be ascertained. Therefore, in anticipation of the delay the Embassy requests all visa customers to modify their travel dates accordingly ’’

  • 18 May 2019


    Please be informed that Visa application acceptance will resume effective 20 May 2019, Monday in Lagos and Abuja

  • 08 January 2019

    Dear Customers,

    Kindly be informed that The Embassy of Portugal will be opened to the public on 07 January 2019.

    The Portugal Visa Application Centres will re-open for submission Monday 07 January 2019

  • 08 October 2018


    Dear Customers, please be informed that we are relocating to below new location in Abuja from 15 October 2018

    Sterling Bank Plaza, 3rd Floor, Plot 1083 Mohammadu Buhari Way,

    Central Business District, Abuja

  • 12 March 2015

    VFS Global has been appointed as an outsourced partner by the Embassy of Portugal in Nigeria in order to facilitate the submission of your visa application This website contains all information concerning the procedures and details about the submission of visa applications, so visa customers are strongly recommended to carefully read all sections of this web site in order to identify the type of visa meeting their requirement at best. It has to be noted that all visa applications have to be submitted at the Portugal visa application center in Lagos or Abuja.

  • 12 March 2015

    Effective from 7 April 2015, Portugal visa application centers in Abuja and Lagos will accept the applications on behalf of The Embassy of Portugal, Abuja.