Dear applicants, please pay attention that starting the 14 September 2015 all applicants over 12 must enroll the biometrics. In the VAF you should provide a concrete info in the point 28 (date of a previous bio enrollment and country).
Please note that biometrics process consists of collecting fingerprints and a live photo. In case of fingers/hands absence applicants must take a live photo anyway. Applicants with minor injuries on hands/fingers should wait to apply and enroll the bio till the wounds will heal in case they have enough time before travel.
Exemption from the biometric procedure:
• Children up to and including 11 years of age. From the age of 12, children must take fingerprints and photos.
Additional/Re-enrollment of biometrics:
• The Portuguese Embassy may ask applicants to re-submit their fingerprints;
• Also, if possible, it is recommended to re-fingerprint all applicants who have previously undergone a biometric procedure;
• Required for all applicants who have received a new passport.