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Schedule an appointment

This page allows you to schedule an appointment to apply for a Schengen-visa at the Portugal Visa Application Centre at your convenience.

It is mandatory to schedule an appointment for submitting your visa application in person at the Portugal Visa Application Center(s).

Please ensure that you have 15 calendars for the Visa Processing while submitting your application.


Effective 06 July 2020

Portugal Visa Application Centre accepts applications only with prior appointment. Please note change in our operational days and hours until further notice:

Durban and Pretoria Visa Application Centre will reopen on Monday 6 July 2020 from 09:00 hrs-12:00 hrs

Johannesburg Visa Application Centre will reopen on Wednesday the 8 July 2020 from 09:00 hrs-12:00 hrs

Thereafter, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria will open every Mondays from the 13 July 2020 from 09:00 hrs-12:00 hrs.

Please note only applications by appointment will be assisted.

Kindly note the no Family/Group appointments will be allowed due to COVID-19, only single appointments will be accepted at the application centres.

Owing to the COVID -19 development and directives by the Government of South Africa, the Portugal Visa Application Centres will now be able to operate as per the level 3 regulations as from the 6 July 2020. Please note only applications by appointment will be assisted.

We have a very important update for our customers in South Africa regarding the functioning of our Portugal Visa Application Centres.

As the safety of our customers and staff is our priority, we have implemented strict health and safety measures in line with Government guidelines for social distancing at our Application Centres. On arrival at the Visa Application Centre, you will be required to undergo a temperature reading. Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 37.3 degrees Celsius), cough and difficulty in breathing will be allowed to reschedule their appointments for another day and not proceed further for their applications.

For your safety, kindly adhere to the precautionary measures at our Centres. All processed applications will be subject to accepting the mandatory courier service to reduce the number of visits to the Centre.

Please note that that the restrictions for non-essential travel still apply.

Therefore the only visa categories allowed are the following;

  • E6 temporary stay study visas for longer than 3 months and less than a year where the names feature on a national list of applicants
  • D4 Long stay study visa, master/university/higher school students
  • D6 Reunification of the family
  • E4 Highly qualified/Scientific investigator for a period of less than a year
  • D3 Scientific investigation/Highly qualified/Phd education
  • E2 temporary transfer of employees for companies
  • D2 Start up visa for independent professional activity
  • D1 Work visa
  • D7 retired and clergy
  • E3 independent workman’s visa
  • E5 amateur sportsman’s visa
  • E8 seasonal work
  • E9 Professional education
  • C - Visa ( Business and Sports travel)

The below visa categories are still suspended :

C Visa - (Tourism and Family & friends visit)

N.B Important information about submission of visa application for Residents of Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Western Cape.

  • Residents of Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Western Cape and surrounding areas are required to submit their visa application at VFS Global in Cape Town.
  • Kindly be aware that applications assessed by the Portuguese Consulate in Cape Town are processed according to travel dates, hence will likely exceed the 15 calendar days processing time.

If you wish to schedule an appointment for your Portugal Visa, please click here

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