Required Documents and Procedure -
One application form duly filled in and signed.
Applicants are requested to visit http://www.secomunidades.pt/vistos/index.php/formularios to fill out and submit their visa applications online before
presenting a signed copy of the same.
Two recent passport size colored photographs (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm)
with white background, close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that
your face takes up 70 -80% of the photograph, photographs taken with a digital
camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.
Photograph should not be more than 6 months old. It should be glued to the form
and not stapled.
Original Passport valid for at least three months longer than the
intended stay along with photocopies of the relevant pages (front, back and
visas, if any). It is mandatory to have two blank pages opposite to each other.
Passports valid for more than 10 years will not be accepted as the main
required travel document.
Handwritten passports and Passports with manual entry or
observations concerning the data pages will not be accepted by the Embassy.
Health Insurance valid for all Schengen countries, covering risks
e.g. accident, illness, medical emergency, evacuation and repatriation. The
minimum coverage is &euro; 30.000,00 (thirty thousand euros) or its
equivalent. Approved list of Indian Travel Insurance Companies providing Travel
Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa:
PCC issued by Regional Passport Office will only be accepted. PCC
issued from local police station or any other body will NOT be accepted.
Proof of sufficient funds to cover expenses while in Portugal is
required. They can be:
statements for the last 3 months.
o Income Tax
Returns for the last 3 years.
o Copy of
Applicant's Pan Card.
o Salary Slips
Letter from host ("Termo de Responsabilidade") undertaking
responsibilities for the boarding, lodging and repatriation, if required.
Air Ticket Reservation.
o Copy of the
work contract duly signed by both parties (employer and employee).
issued by the Portuguese Authorities (&bdquo;Instituto de Emprego e
o Proof of
working independently or under contract between two companie
Documentary proof of professional/educational/technical
Declaration granting SEF (Foreign and Borders Office) permission
for consulting criminal record in Portugal (not required for minors below 16
years). Forms are available at VAC.
First time travelers to Portugal need to schedule an appointment
for a personal interview at the Consulate.
Prior booking of appointment for personal interview is required
for first time travelers to Portugal.
The submission and collection of your visa application and
passport from VFS can be done either by the applicant himself/herself or
through any authorized person who bears an original authorization letter signed
by the applicant and a photo-ID.
Visa Fee Subject to Change.
Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care. However, regulations and requirements are subject to change.
Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your application.