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FAQ-Visa Requirements for Non-Nationals

Schengen Visa Info and Forms

SCHENGEN VISA FOR NON-PORTUGUESE NATIONALS

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Q: Which documents do I need to apply for a Schengen Visa (short-term stay)?

A. Fill out the Schengen Visa Form – download it here Schengen Visa Form

Q: How do I apply for a visa?

A: As of June 10th 2016,  applications will be handled by appointment only, Monday to Friday from 9am to 1 pm. Please note that all other requests (e.g. power of attorney, birth registration, passport renewal, citizen card) are subject to prior appointment. Appointments can be made by email: sconsular.dublin@mne.pt or by phone: 01 669 9100, 01 631 9602 and 01 631 9607.

Q: How much does it cost to apply?

A: The processing fee for a Schengen Visa is €60 payable in cash, which is non-refundable, in case of refusal.

Q: How long does the visa take to be issued?

A: The processing time is up to three weeks, counting from the day of application. This period can be extended if additional information is required by the Schengen member states.

VALIDITY OF PASSPORT FOR TRAVEL TO PORTUGAL

Q: Does the passport have to be valid for a minimum period for purposes of travel to Portugal?

A: For EU passport holders the passport has to be valid for the entire duration of the stay, with no minimum period required. e.g: if you are travelling to Portugal from the 15th to 18th May, your passport must be valid at least upto the 19th May.

We suggest, nevertheless, that the passport is valid for a longer period, bearing in mind the possibility of unforeseen circumstances.

Non-EU passport holders need to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of their return.

TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS INTO PORTUGUESE

Q: Does the Embassy provide a translation service?

A: No. The Embassy accepts translations provided by certified translation companies in Ireland. The Embassy can provide information on certified translation firms in Ireland.