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Portugal Visa Requirements for Indians

Country name :

Portugal

Do Indians require visa to travel to this country :

Yes

Is visa on arrival facility available to Indians to visit this country :

No

Documents required for processing :

• Schengen visa application form to be filled in completely and signed by the applicant. • Applicants are requested to fill out and submit their visa applications online before presenting a signed copy of the same. • Two recent passport size coloured 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. • Confirmed onward/ return air ticket. • Health Insurance valid for all Schengen countries, covering risks e.g. accident, illness, medical emergency, evacuation and repatriation. The minimum coverage is € 30,000.00 (thirty thousand euros) or its equivalent. • Proof of accommodation (confirmation of reservation of hotel / apartment). • Minors below 18 years travelling alone must submit the written consent of their parents or legal guardian not travelling. • Foreign nationals residing in India must submit valid permit to return to India. • Proof of sufficient funds to cover expenses while in Portugal is required. They can be: o Bank 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 (if employed). o Sponsorship Letter from host ("Termo de Responsabilidade") undertaking responsibilities for the boarding, lodging and repatriation, if required. • Proof of occupation • Covering letter explaining the purpose of the visit with complete and full. • Children below 6 years of age are exempted to pay the visa fee on the date of submission. • Processing time will be approximate 15 working days (excluding day of submission at VFS). Applications accepted at The Portuguese visa application centre will be submitted on the next working day to the Embassy. In case an application needs to be referred to The Portuguese Immigration Service, processing time can prolong. If necessary, Immigration Services holds the right to prolong processing time. • 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.

Approximate processing time :

02-03 Working Days

Approximate fees :

•Short Term Visa: Rs 6,182 ; •Children between 6 - 12 years: Rs 3,091 ; •VFS Service Charge: Rs 2,031

Note :

You can apply for the Portuguese Schengen Visa since 1995 when Portugal as an EU Country State also became a member state of the Schengen Area.

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