PORTUGAL

VISA REQUIRED

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Nationality:  
Destination: Portugal
Purpose of trip: Business

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PORTUGAL

VISA REQUIRED

YOUR INFORMATION

YOUR INFORMATION*

Nationality:
Destination: Portugal 
Purpose of trip: Business

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PORTUGAL

VISA REQUIRED

YOUR INFORMATION

YOUR INFORMATION*

Nationality:
Destination: Portugal 
Purpose of trip: Business

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VISA REQUIRED

YOUR INFORMATION

YOUR INFORMATION*

Nationality:  
Destination: Portugal
Purpose of trip: Business

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IMPORTANT / IN-PERSON APPLICATION

VISA CATEGORY INFORMATION

A Schengen visa is a short stay visa allowing its holder to circulate in the Schengen area. The Schengen area covers 26 countries (“Schengen States”) without border controls between them.

Therefore, you must lodge the application for a Schengen visa at the Consulate of the country that you intend to visit first, or – if you intend to visit more than one Schengen State, the Consulate of the country where you will spend the longest period. However in practise, it can be difficult to meet the requirements / evidence the second route.

VISA VALIDITY

Varied validity. All visa issuance is subject to consular discretion.

Generally it is advisable to make a 6 month multiple entry visa request. Please also note that all Schengen visas allow a stay of up to 90 days in every 180 day period.

APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENT (IN-PERSON)

Please note that the Portugal (VFSGlobal) Visa Application Centre only accepts visa applications via an appointment system. YOU MUST ATTEND THE APPOINTMENT IN-PERSON YOURSELF TO FILE THE APPLICATION (see also below biometric enrolment requirement).

To make an appointment, please book online (http://www.vfsglobal.com/Portugal/UK/Schedule-an-Appointment.html). You may also re-schedule / cancel the appointment using the same web link.

BIOMETRIC ENROLMENT

All Schengen visa applicants (apart from Minors under 12 years old) are required to enrol their biometric data when submitting a Schengen visa application. These biometric data will be collected using a quick, discreet and non-intrusive process that captures a facial image with a digital camera and a 10-digit fingerprint scan with a digital fingerprint scanner.

CONSULAR FEES PAYMENT

You must also make payment of the consular fees yourself (see processing times section below for full pricing structure).

All fees can be paid by cash (except in Edinburgh and Manchester), Credit/Debit card or Postal Orders in the name of “Portugal Visa Application Centre”. Cheque payments and direct bank transfers are not accepted.

RETURN DELIVERY

When applicants are unable to collect in person themselves, they may authorise another person to collect the passport on their behalf. The nominated person will need to bring an authorisation letter (see example here) signed by the applicant, the applicant’s passport photocopy with the stapled receipt and some proof of Identity (with photograph).

Alternatively, applicants unable to collect their passports within the given time slots, always can opt for Courier Service, whereby passports are returned via Courier Delivery DX at an additional fee of £14.95 per envelope/passport (see below).

APART FROM LONDON, THE COURIER SERVICE FOR THE RETURN OF YOUR PASSPORT IS MANDATORY. YOU CANNOT COLLECT IN-PERSON YOUR ENDORSED PASSPORT FROM THE PORTUGAL (VFSGLOBAL) VISA APPLICATION CENTRES IN EDINBURGH AND MANCHESTER.

COURIER SERVICE:

Using the Courier Service allows applicants to have their Passport/Travel document returned by Special Delivery; VFS uses the services of the private courier company DX to any delivery address in the United Kingdom chosen by the applicant. This can be purchased at the time of the visa application submission and you will receive a DX reference number, which can be tracked on the courier company’s website (www.dxdelivery.com) in order to obtain an update about the courier process at any given time.

EMBASSY INFORMATION

Portugal Visa Application Centre
66 Wilson Street
London
EC2A 2BT

Passport collection time: 16:00 to 17:30 (Monday to Friday)
OTHER LOCATIONS (EDINBURGH AND MANCHESTER): https://www.vfsglobal.com/Portugal/UK/contact-us.html

EMBASSY DISCLAIMER

IMPORTANT: The Portugal (VFSGlobal) Visa Application Centre in London reserves the right to request additional documentation in support of an application, and can amend / increase consular fees without prior notice. Before starting the request form, if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

NEXT STEPS

Global Visas can assist with arranging the appointment, reviewing your documents and provide guidance on what to expect, before the scheduled date / time. This will ensure upon presentation of your documents to the visa officer at the Portugal (VFSGlobal) Visa Application Centre in London, there are no errors (which can lead to additional complications / further requests and ultimately, delays in processing).

UNFORTUNATELY, GIVEN THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTED TO ATTEND IN-PERSON, SUCH APPLICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO HIGHER SCRUTINY THEREFORE WE HIGHLY ADVISE TO USE THE GLOBAL VISAS REVIEW ONLY SERVICE.

Review document list below, select visa type (see 'PROCESSING TIMES / FEES' below) and complete request form / payment, if you wish to use our REVIEW ONLY SERVICE.

Prepare documentation and REVIEW APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY. Please do be mindful of originals, and again if you wish to use our review only service, provide our team sufficient time for step 3 below.

Access the DRAG N’ DROP email (supported by Dropbox Inc.), where you can securely upload scans of all documentation for our review. This additional email will be sent to you within 1 – 2 business hours of completing the request form. You may also find further information on the DRAG N’ DROP process via the menu above. YOU MUST ALLOW OUR TEAM 1 WORKING DAY TO COMPLETE THE REVIEW PROCESS.

Only once your documents have been reviewed, must you attend your appointment at the scheduled date and time with all originals, to submit your application IN-PERSON to the relevant Consulate / Embassy.

PORTUGAL (SCHENGEN) BUSINESS VISA REQUIREMENTS

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DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

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Original passport. This must:

  • be valid for more than 3 months beyond your intended departure date
  • have at least two blank visa pages
  • be signed and issued less than 10 years ago

Two original recent 45mm x 35mm colour photographs. These must:

  • be taken within the last month
  • be taken against a plain light background and printed on photographic paper
  • show full frontal face, have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • have eyes open and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • not have hair in front of face or have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

DO NOT ATTACH THE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE APPLICATION FORM

Signed, dated and fully completed original application form. Please see attached: Portugal – Visa Application Form (SCHENGEN).

Signed and completed original letter of support from your home employer. This must be signed by a member of your HR, or a member of your management team. If the latter, this person must be at least a manager grade and/or at least the same grade as yourself, and must be aware of your trip.

Please see template attached: Portugal – Business support letter. Alternatively, the letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the “Consulate General of Portugal in London”
  • Letter needs to be on home employer headed paper and dated within the last month
  • Letter need to be signed by authorised signatory of the home employer
  • Purpose of visit
  • People / places and organisation to be visited, with contact phone numbers
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Start date of employment, job title and annual salary
  • Passport number and DOB
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Portugal
  • Validity of visa applied for
  • A guarantee to meet maintenance expenses
  • Medical insurance undertaking (if applicable)

Signed and completed original invite letter from your inviting company.

Please see template attached: Portugal – Invite letter. Alternatively, the letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the “Consulate General of Portugal in London”
  • Letter needs to be on inviting company headed paper and dated within the last month
  • Letter need to be signed by authorised signatory of the inviting company
  • Purpose of visit
  • People / places and organisation to be visited, with contact numbers
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Passport number and DOB
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Portugal
  • Validity of visa applied for
  • A guarantee to meet maintenance expenses
  • Contain the stamp of the inviting company (if applicable)
  • Medical insurance undertaking (if applicable)

Proof of valid travel insurance. It must:

  • clearly state your name
  • cover any costs of repatriation for medical reasons, emergency medical care and/or emergency hospital care or death during your stay in the Schengen territory
  • be valid for the whole of the Schengen territory and the whole of the stay
  • have a minimum cover is 30,000 EUR (EHIC cards are not accepted as proof of valid travel health insurance)

A clear colour copy is acceptable.

Clear colour copy of valid flight booking / travel itinerary mentioning:

  • applicant’s name
  • travel dates to Portugal

This must show a CONFIRMED round-trip or onward travel. If the latter, the traveller must also provide all documentation / immigration approvals (if applicable) for the onward travel.

If travel tickets have been paid through travel agency, then a receipt, invoice or payment confirmation is also required.

Clear colour copy of CONFIRMED accommodation (hotel, apartment, hostel, etc) booking mentioning:

  • applicant’s name
  • dates of stay in Portugal
  • accommodation address details

If the applicant’s name is not mentioned on the accommodation reservation, then a joint travel confirmation letter, signed and dated by the person whose name is on the reservation, must also be provided along with a photocopy of that same person’s passport/ID card + passport signature page, if signature is not on passport’s bio page.

When accommodation is reserved for a group, then a list with the names of the group members will also be required; alternatively the group members names may also be mentioned on the travel ticket.

Clear original copies of your last 3 months bank statements, as a proof of sufficient funds. These must:

  • show a minimum amount of 50 GBP per day of stay, to cover the expenses during your intended stay in Poland and for the return to the UK
  • clearly state your name and address

BANK STATEMENTS WHICH ARE DOWNLOADED FROM THE INTERNET ARE ACCEPTED BUT WHERE POSSIBLE, SHOULD BE STAMPED/CERTIFIED BY THE BANK.

Valid proof of UK residence. This must be presented as your valid original UK residency visa in your passport / in the form of a valid original UK Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card.

This must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area.

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All fees are charged per individual traveller. Please click here to see the Global Visas service fees pricing structure, for cancelled cases. Furthermore, the below quoted Global visas service fees are for REVIEW ONLY.

As a reminder, Consular fees will not be charged and payment must be made by the applicant directly to the Embassy / Consulate.

Do also be aware that consular fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted; including if the application is then rejected or if you are issued a different visa validity to that requested.
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10 WORKING DAYS SERVICE

VARIED VALIDITY:
Global visas service fees  £90.00 excl. VAT
Consular fees:  £52.57 incl. VAT
VFSGlobal service fees:  £26.29 incl. VAT

Global visas service fees:
£90.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£52.57 incl. VAT

VFSGlobal service fees:
£26.29 incl. VAT

VISA TIPS

APPLICATION PREPARATION

Be proactive. Review the whole application process and makes notes on anything you require clarity on. By addressing this with your visa agent will make the process easier and more efficient.

DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS

Be mindful that each document has its own requirements (i.e. passport validity / photo sizes / form signing / originals / information required for support letters etc). It is important that each requirement is adhered to.

DATA ACCURACY

Personal information must be accurate and consistent across all your documentation. Passport information, employment details, travel dates, postal addresses, points of contact etc. You must paint a consistent and accurate picture of your trip.

APPLICATION TIMESCALE

Always remember timescales. Some documents may take longer to obtain (i.e. documents from abroad / from official govt bodies / may require official certification or legalisation). Taking this into consideration along with processing times is very important. 

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Taking a practical approach to immigration is very important. Being considerate of consular closures, travel plans, processing times, delivery timeframes, receiving original supporting documents etc. You must be mindful and plan for such considerations. 

...WHO ARE WE?

...WHO ARE WE?

…WHO ARE WE?
…WHO ARE WE?

My name is Manny and I would like to personally welcome you to Global Visas.

Our team is dedicated to providing a consular service which focuses on attention to detail, delivering a personal approach and with a high focus on compliance. Feedback is very important to us, therefore any comments you provide about our service are invaluable.

Our team is dedicated to providing a consular service which focuses on attention to detail, delivering a personal approach and with a high focus on compliance. Feedback is very important to us, therefore any comments you provide about our service are invaluableI have provided some of my own personal testimonials over my years in immigration below; working and leading on very large projects...

I have provided some of my own personal testimonials over my years in immigration below; working and leading on very large projects.

Please do also view our introductory video at the following web link:

https://globalvisas.co.uk/more/about-us

We look forward to working with you and meeting all your expectations.

Global Immigration Leader, Big 4

“Manny. You have really gone the extra mile in supporting the US Business Visitor Service. You have demonstrated real commitment and energy, working a late shift night while we try and find others to fill the position. I know that the other night you stayed until 4am. You are always so positive and your cheerful disposition and attention to detail has resulted in excellent client feedback. On Monday the key client came to London and she was effusive about the service. This is largely due the cover you provide.”

Internal stakeholder, Big 4

“Manny is a big reason why the move from (external provider) to the UK firm’s passport and visa provision has been so smooth. He’s an extremely likeable honest hard working guy who takes his role very seriously. We’re very fortunate to have him leading our dedicated team”

External client, Private practice

“Most of my contact was with Manpreet Singh Johal. He did the best job someone could imagine. Extraordinary service from his side.”

Team member, Big 4

“Working on two priority accounts is naturally pressurised especially where he has also been responsible for billing on both accounts; yet Manny delivers every time and this I believe is an exceptional quality.”

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