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General Information

The Consulate General of Portugal in Johannesburg, South Africa, is pleased to announce the opening of Visa Application Centres operated by VFS Visa Processing South Africa Pty. Ltd.

The visa applications are to be submitted at the Portugal Visa Application Centre in Johannesburg or Durban. All applications will be assessed by The Consulate General of Portugal in Johannesburg,. The Portugal Visa Application Centre offers the option of courier service for return of your documents submitted to us, directly at your doorstep.

Please Note: All applicants should submit their visa application in person at the Visa Application Centre.

We therefore under no circumstances accept nor receive couriered or mailed applications. We shall be forced to return the couriered or mailed application at the senders cost via the same courier or mail company.

Submission of Application 08:00 – 15:00 (Monday – Friday) Except Holidays

Passport Collection 13:30 – 16:00 (Monday – Friday) Except Holidays

For Prospective Applicants

Applicants who wish to apply for a Visa are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the chances of your application being incomplete or a delay in being processed.

Please note that you may be required to appear before a Visa Officer for a personal interview at The Consulate General of Portugal in Johannesburg, prior to a decision being taken on your application if necessary.