Visa Application Process
Process for applying for a Schengen Visa at the Visa Application Centre
You may find answers to some of your questions in FAQ or by contacting us.
Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consulate of Portugal. Please fill in and sign the appropriate visa application form.
Please click on your purpose of travel to learn about documents required to submit your visa application according to the purpose of your visit. Please ensure that you furnish all required documents along with your application.
Lodge your application at the Visa Application Centre.
If you have already submitted an application for a visa at the Visa Application Centre click here to Track your application.
Collect your passport from the Visa Application Centre (alternatively, have it delivered by courier, at an extra cost).
appointment only. An appointment may be booked online or through the Call Center.
Please note that all applications regarding Residence Permits and visas exceeding 90 days have to be submitted directly to the Consulate of Portugal in Moscow and are subject to prior online appointment booking. Applicants can find more information on the Ministry of Portugal website.
Also, applicants who wish to submit Schengen visa applications directly to the Consulate of Portugal are required prior application and appointment booking online.
Short term visa (visa C)
1. Tourist visa
2. Business visa
3. Visit friends/family