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Business Visa

Overview

Dear Applicants, below you can find the major requirements before you apply for a visa:

  • You may apply for Schengen visa 6 months prior to your intended trip, but not less than 15 days before the date of your travel!
  • Portugal visa application centres accept documents from the citizens of Russia residing in any region, and nationals of third countries legally residing on the territory of the Russian Federation.
  • All Russian citizens must have either temporary or permanent registration on the territory of the Russian Federation. If you have no registration at all, visa application centre will not be able to accept your documents.
  • Please, provide copies of documents of good quality. Documents of poor quality will not be accepted.
  • Please, note the amount of funds required for the trip: 75 euro – for the first day of staying in Portugal, and 50 euro per day onwards.
  • Finance (bank certificate in original)

Visa Fees

Category Visa Fee in EURO Visa Fee in RUB BLS Service Charge in Euro BLS Service Charge in RUB BLS Service Charge in Euro BLS Service Charge in RUB
If you apply for a visa in Moscow If you apply for a visa in other regions of Russia
Nationals of Russian Federation, Ukraine, Armenia, Former Yugoslav, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Georgia 35 2717.98 26.5 2057.90 30.5 2595.67
Nationals from other countries 80 6212.52 26.5 2057.90 30.5 2595.67
Children under 6 y.o. 0 0 26.5 2057.90 30.5 2595.67
Children from 6 to 12 (nationals of Russian Federation, Ukraine, Armenia, Former Yugoslav, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Georgia) 35 2978.63 26.5 2057.90 30.5 2595.67
Children from 6 to 12 (nationals of other countries) 40 3106.26 26.5 2057.90 30.5 2595.67
Urgent Visa for nationals of Russian Federation, Ukraine, Armenia, Former Yugoslav, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Georgia 70 5435.96 26.5 2057.90 30.5 2595.67
Urgent Visa for gratis categories mentioned in Visa Facilitation Agreement 35 2717.98 26.5 2057.90 30.5 2595.67

All the fees mentioned above are inclusive of VAT.

Please Note: The above mentioned fee is to be paid in cash in Russian Rubles or by credit card. The applicable visa and service fees in Rubles are as per the current exchange rate provided by the Consulate. The same is subject to change without notice.
The visa fees and service charges once paid are not refundable.

Exemption of Visa Fee charges:

Please note:

  • Close relatives: spouses, children (including adopted), parents (including custodians), grandparents and grandchildren – of citizens of the EU and Russian Federation legally residing in the territory of Portugal.
  • Members of official delegations who, following an official invitation, participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programs as well as in events held in one of the Member States by intergovernmental organizations.
  • Members of national and regional Governments and Parliaments, Constitutional Courts and Supreme Courts.
  • Pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training.
  • Disabled persons and the person accompanying them, if necessary.
  • Persons who have presented documents proving the necessity of their travel on humanitarian grounds, including to receive urgent medical treatment, and the person accompanying such person, or to attend a funeral of a close relative, or to visit a seriously ill close relative.
  • Participants in youth international sports events and persons accompanying them.
  • Persons participating in scientific, cultural and artistic activities including university and other exchange programs;
  • Participants in official exchange programs organized by twin cities.
  • Children under six.
  • Researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research *.
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations.

In case of an application within three days before the intended travel, the fee waiver shall only apply to categories b), e) and f).

Please note that additional visa waivers may apply to certain categories of applicants, as per Portuguese national legislation.

* As defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

List of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants for a Schengen visa in the Russian Federation: business/work

  • 1 visa application form (original) completed in Latin letters (transliteration), in English or Portuguese language. Visa application form must be signed personally by applicant. Parent or official representative must sign the application form for minors.
  • Travel document valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area, containing at least two blank pages and issued within the previous ten years. And a copy of the first page with the information about an applicant. If there’s a second valid travel document, it must also be submitted along with copy of the first page with the information about an applicant.
  • Old/cancelled passports: first page of passport and copies of all Schengen visas for last 3 years.
  • Internal passport (issued at the age of 14): original with copy of bio data and all marked pages
  • 2 photographs in case applicant does not submit biometric data upon submission. 1 photograph in case applicant submits biometric data. All photos should be in line with ICAO guidelines.
  • Two-way tickets. In case of an Urgent visa tickets should be fully paid, in case of ordinary visa booked tickets are acceptable. For third-country nationals air tickets must be fully pain.
  • Travel medical insurance covering the entire period of intended stay, valid for all Schengen States and covering any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgency medical attention, emergency hospital treatment or death during the stay. The minimum coverage must be €30.000.
  • Proof of financial means: letter from employer valid for 2 months, bank/credit card statements, 2NDFL, etc. Note: evidence of currency purchase is not considered a financial document. Funds required for trip: 75 euro – for the first day of staying in Portugal, and 50 euro per day onwards.
  • Consent form for data processing, if you apply for a visa in Moscow; Consent form for data processing, if you apply for a visa in other regions of Russia.
  • In cases of minors:
    • Birth certificate: original + copy.
    • Notarized consent of the parental authority or legal guardian: original + copy. Consent is required if the minor travels alone or only with one parent. Exceptions should be made to this if the single parent with whom the minor is to travel holds the parental authority alone (i.e. in cases where the other parent has deceased or been deprived of custody, e.g. a death certificate of the other parent or a court degree vesting custody exclusively in the parent who is signing the application would be requested). Important: if a child is travelling alone, confirmation from airlines (follow-me service) is also to be provided.
    • Copy of the valid Schengen visa, copy of the first page of passport with bio data and tickets of the parent(s) travelling with the minor for whom a visa is not applied at the same time with the parent(s).
  • In cases of third-country nationals, proof of legal residence in the Russian Federation in line with federal legislation (e.g. residence permit, long-term visa, temporal proof of legal residence plus patent or FMS registration), valid for at least 90 days after the planned return from the Schengen. If not resident, proof of legal presence in the Russian Federation and justification for submitting visa application in the Russian Federation instead of the country of residence. For students of third-country nationals, proof of legal residence in the Russian Federation in line with federal legislation (e.g. residence permit, long-term visa or FMS registration), valid for at least three months after the planned return from the Schengen area.
  • As per category of traveler:
    • Members of official delegations
      • Letter (e.g. verbal note) issued by a competent Russian authority (e.g. MID) confirming that the applicant is a member of its delegation travelling to the Schengen Member State.
      • Copy of the official invitation.
    • Participants in official twin city programs:
      • Written request from the head of administration/mayor of the city where the twinning activity is to take place.
      • Written request from the head of administration/mayor of the sending city with full details of the participant.
    • Employees travelling on business:
      • Written request from a hosting firm or organization, an office or branch, state or local authority of the Russian Federation and the Member State or organizing committees of trade and industrial exhibitions, conferences and symposia to attend meetings, conferences or events connected with trade, industry or work; if no such written request can be obtained, other proof of purpose of stay (e.g. information on participation in conference, entrance ticket to trade fair, business correspondence, program of the business trip).
      • In case not already sufficiently demonstrated in the written request, proof of employment.
    • Self-employed people:
      • Written request from a hosting firm or organization, an office or branch, state or local authority of the Russian Federation and the Member State or organizing committees of trade and industrial exhibitions, conferences and symposia to attend meetings, conferences or events connected with trade, industry or work; if no such written request can be obtained, other proof of purpose of stay (e.g. information on participation in conference, entrance ticket to trade fair, business correspondence, program of the business trip).
      • Proof of economic activity (e.g. 2NDFL or 3NDFL form, extract from the trade/fiscal registry or certificate for individual business) or bank statement(s).
    • Drivers (international cargo and passengers):
      • Written request from the Russian national association of carriers (ASMAP or RAS) or the national association of carriers of the Member State stating the purpose, duration and frequency of trips.
    • Members of train, refrigerator and locomotive crews:
      • Written request from the competent Russian railway company (OAO-RZD with its branches and OAO "Refservice") or a competent railway company of the Member State stating the purpose, duration and frequency of trips.
    • Air crews (if in need of a visa):
      • Letter from the operating body.
    • Journalists:
      • A certificate or other document issued by a professional organization proving that the person is a qualified journalist.
      • Letter from his/her employer stating that the purpose of the journey is to carry out journalistic work.
        (Freelance journalists: proof of journalistic activity (e.g. a press card or work contract) and proof of economic activity/financial means (e.g. 2NDFL or 3NDFL form, excerpt from the trade/fiscal registry, certificate for individual business, bank statement(s).
    • Other short-term (90/180 days) laborers (if permissible with Schengen visa and relevant national law):
      • Letter from the employer, employment contract and/or other document in accordance with the legislation of the Schengen Member State concerned.

DOCUMENTS LAYOUT

Applicants submitting for 2 and more applicants should put documents of the same type together, e.g. application forms with application forms, invitations with invitations, certificates with certificates, copies with copies, etc.

Identical documents such as passports copies, reservations of tickets and hotels (in case if all members of the trip are inserted there) should be in the same instance.

  • Travel document/passport (valid only!)
  • One duly filled application form with photo attached.
  • Second photo should be stapled to the application form. There should be a passport number of a certain applicant and mention Exemption on a back side of it.
  • A copy of the page with bio data in the valid travel document.
  • Private invitation:
    • Invitation (termo de responsabilidade) termo de responsabilidade of a special form filled by an inviting person (certification not required).
    • Copy of a property/rent agreement (in case of need). In case of absence the utility bill can be applied.
    • Documents confirming the legality of residence of an inviting person or a family tie with an EU citizen.
    • Business/Study/Culture/Sport
      Official invitation from an organization/university.
  • A copy of booking tickets/documents for vehicles (copy of a driving license, the vehicle registration, green card).
  • Hotel reservation (can be a copy from booking.com)/copy of renting an apartment, house, etc.
  • Proof of employment\study (original only).
  • Financial documents (original only). Sponsorship letter, financial documents of a sponsor, copy of the first page of internal passport of a sponsor.
  • Additional documents (copy of an internal passport with all filled pages, copies of visas for past 3 years, birth or marriage certificate, copy of a power of attorney of a third person and a copy of his passport, a copy of the consent to travel for minors, etc).
  • Insurance valid for Schengen Countries (copy).
  • Consent form.

PHOTO SPECIFICATIONS

Photo Specifications
  • Photo should be no more than 6 months old.
  • 35-45 mm width.
  • Face should take up 70-80 % of the whole photo.
  • Photo should be in sharp focus and clear, bright and contrast.
  • There should not be any ink markers or creases.
  • Photo should be printed in colors on a high quality paper at a high resolution.
  • The background should be white.

You should look directly at the camera. Face should be open with no hair around it. Eyes should be open, mouth closed. There should not be shadows on the face or red eyes because of the light.

Head coverings are not permitted except the religious one. Please avoid heavy framed of glasses.

Dear applicants, please pay attention that as per the requirement of the Consular section of the Embassy of Portugal in Moscow the Visa centres can refuse to accept the whole set of documents in case the photo doesn’t correspond the above mentioned rules.

PROCESSING TIME

Applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days (or up to 3 days, in justified urgent cases) of the date of the lodging of an application which is admissible. That period may be extended up to a maximum of 45 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed.

Dear applicants, please note that this processing time does not include courier services to other locations other than the Visa Centre.

DOWNLOAD FORM

Visa Application Form (PORTUGAL)

Visa Application Form (RUSSIAN)

It is important to note that as per the art.11 of the Visa code every applicant must sign its visa application form personally. Parent or official representative must sign the application form for minors.

Visa Application Form can be completed in Latin letters (transliteration), in English or Portuguese language.