Common to all documentation necessary visas

  • Application in its own style (attached form);
  • Valid travel document (+3 months after the visa is valid);
  • 2 identical photographs, passport, background color and smooth, which show a good likeness of the applicant;
  • Title of transport that ensures their return (except for residence visas for family reunification and for research activity, teaching in higher education institution or highly qualified);
  • Travel medical insurance;
  • Request for consultation of the Portuguese criminal record by SEF (for temporary stay visas and residence);
  • Criminal record certificate from the country of origin or where the applicant resides for more than a year (for residence visas and temporary stay);
  • Proof of housing conditions;
  • Proof of means of subsistence;
  • For minor or incompetent, released person exercising parental authority or guardianship.

Note: The smaller 16 years are exempted from submission of documents concerning the criminal record.

Immigration Law in Portugal

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