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Apply for Portugal Visa in Russia Portugal

VISITING FRIENDS / FAMILY

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

All fees are paid ONLY in cash in Russian rubles. We kindly ask you to prepare the necessary amount without change.

The visa fees and service charges once paid are not refundable.

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.

All the fees mentioned above are inclusive of VAT.

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, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Georgia 35 2898.43 30 2484.37 34.5 2857.03
Nationals from other countries 80 6624.99 30 2484.37 34.5 2857.03
Children under 6 y.o. 0 0 30 2484.37 34.5 2857.03
Children from 6 to 12 (nationals of Russian Federation, Ukraine, Armenia, Former Yugoslav, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Georgia) 35 2898.43 30 2484.37 34.5 2857.03
Children from 6 to 12 (nationals of other countries) 40 3312.50 30 2484.37 34.5 2857.03
Urgent Visa for nationals of Russian Federation, Ukraine, Armenia, Former Yugoslav, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Georgia 70 5796.87 30 2484.37 34.5 2857.03
Urgent Visa for gratis categories mentioned in Visa Facilitation Agreement 35 2898.43 30 2484.37 34.5 2857.03

Exemption of Visa Fee charges:

  • 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

  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.
  2. 2 color photographs 3.5 х 4.5 cm over white background.
  3. 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.
  4. Second valid travel document: original + copy of the first page with the information about an applicant.
  5. Old/cancelled passports: first page of passport and copies of all Schengen visas for last 3 years.
  6. Internal passport (issued at the age of 14): original with copy of bio data and all marked pages.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. In cases of minors:
    • Birth certificate: original + copy.
    • Notarized consent of the parental authority (from both parents, even if traveling with one of them) or legal guardian: original + copy.
    • A copy of all the pages marked of the internal passport of the parent (s) who signed the consent to leave. Attention: the parent's phone number (s) must be indicated on the copy.
    • A copy of the valid Schengen visa and tickets of accompanying persons.

    Important: if a child is travelling alone, confirmation from airlines (follow-me service) is also to be provided.

  11. Two-way tickets.

    In case of an Urgent visa tickets should be fully paid, in case of ordinary visa booked tickets are acceptable.

    If traveling by car, copy of the “Technical Passport” of the vehicle, international driving license and car insurance (Green Card). If the vehicle is rented, the leasing contract. Also must be provided a printed itinerary of planned trip.

  12. Proof of financial means:

    letter from employer valid for 1 months, and bank/credit card statements and/or 2NDFL. Note: evidence of currency purchase is not considered a financial document. The relevance of these documents is 1 month from the date of issue. Funds required for trip: 75 euro – for the first day of staying in Portugal, and 50 euro per day onwards.

    Applicants who have their own business must provide a copy of business registration and a copy of the tax identification number (TIN).

    A sponsor's letter (if necessary), drawn up in a free form and indicating the relationship between the sponsor and the applicant, as well as a copy of the information page of the sponsor's passport and documents confirming the sponsor's solvency (see above).

  13. As per category of traveler.

    Close relatives visiting Russian citizens residing legally in a Schengen Member State:

    • Invitation from the host person. You can download the form here.
    • Proof of the legal residence of the inviting person in accordance with the legislation of the Schengen Member State of residence.
    • Close relatives visiting EU (EEA & Swiss) citizens:

    • Invitation from the host person. You can download the form here
    • Proof of the nationality of the inviting personProof of relationship between applicant and inviting person in accordance with the legislation of the Schengen Member State concerned.
    • Family members of EU (EEA & Swiss) citizens (not resident in their home country in line with Directive 2004/38/EC):

    • Proof of relationship between applicant and inviting person in accordance with the legislation of the Schengen Member State concerned.
    • Friends of relatives visiting Russian citizens who have property or rented housing but do not have legal residing on the territory of Portugal or EU (EEA & Swiss):

    • Invitation from the host person. You can download the form here. Sponsorship letter in case of need
    • Caderneta predial/registo predial.

DOCUMENTS LAYOUT

Individuals

  • 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.
  • Hotel reservation OR Invitation.
  • A copy of booking tickets/documents for vehicles (copy of a driving license, the vehicle registration, green card).
  • 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.
  • Copy of an internal passport with all filled pages.
  • Copies of visas for the last 3 years.
  • Insurance valid for Schengen Countries (copy).
  • Additional documents, if applicable (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.).

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.