Visa requirements for Portuguese citizens
- Tourist visa: a visa issued for the purpose of tourism, usually given to people who are visiting another country but with no intention of immigrating or working in that country for any longer than their visa permits. These are usually applied for and granted during the visa application process at visa checkpoints in airports or at visa desks in border crossings. However, can also be obtained in the convenient form of an e-Visa or at an Embassy.
- Working visa: Issued by an embassy or consulate to foreign citizens that want to enter a jurisdiction for work purposes, such as employment, residence or investiment. This visa is issued when it's been determined that the individual meets all requirements for residence and work.
- Student visa: Issued by an embassy or consulate to foreign citizens that want to enter a jurisdiction for study purposes, such as higher education.
- Transit visa: issued to a person traveling across the borders of two countries for the sole purpose of travel from an origin country to another destination country. The visa is usually valid for as long as the traveler stays in transit, but can be revoked on short notice if there are any changes in visa type or status.
An important note is that all visa types have several subcategories (subclasses) depending on each visa's purpose or applicability. The most common subtypes are those below:
- A single-entry visa. This visa will allow citizens of Portugal to enter and exit the country just one time. This visa can be issued for up to 3 months, depending on your travel intentions (more specific visa requirements).
- A multiple-entry visa is a visa that allows a citizen of Portugal to enter and leave multiple times during a certain period; usually 3 or 6 months.
Travelers that fail to meet visa requirements or deadlines may be detained, fined or deported depending on their visa's purpose and the country's visa regulations.
- Valid passport - for at least 6 months from the planned departure date
- Completed online visa application form
- An active email address - to receive the approved document
Please note! Additional supporting documents may be required depending on the selected destination.
Visa on Arrival
- Choose a visa type that best suits your itinerary and check if there are any required documents you would need to prepare (Do this before arriving to the selected country)
- Go to any border control checkpoint and ask for a Visa on Arrival application form. Next, fill out the visa application form completely and accurately, providing all the necessary information requested and submit it.
- Pay visa fee (if required). Please note! Some countries require travelers to cover the fee with local currency in cash.
- Additional requirements may be needed depending on the destination country.