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Do I need a visa to go to Lisbon, Portugal?

You may need a visa and or a passport to enter Portugal. If you are not eligible for visa-free entry into Portugal, you need a visa to enter the country.

Citizens of many countries enjoy visa-free entry for a stay of up to 90 days. Portugal is a part of the 1995 Schengen Agreement.

Visitors entering Portugal are bound by the Schengen Agreement, of which Portugal is a part. Citizens from Schengen-member countries do not require a visa to enter Portugal, but they must carry a national ID while entering and traveling in Portugal. Three months (90 days) is the allowable stay for tourists.

The Schengen Area consists of 23 EU member states and four non-EU countries:

Czech RepublicDenmarkEstonia

Additionally, there are many countries whose citizens are exempt from the visa requirement for travel to the Schengen Area. Please visit the official site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Portuguese embassy entertains visa applications only with prior appointments. A stay of up to three months is possible on producing a return or onward ticket, a proof of accommodation in Portugal along with sufficiency of capital for dwelling in the city.

Required Documents

  • A Passport (As per the standards & norms of the Portuguese Embassy)
  • Proof of return or onward ticket
  • A Proof of accommodation in Portugal
  • Bank Statement
  • Employment or College Letter
  • Last three payslips (if employed)
  • Travel Insurance (valid in Portugal)
  • Three colour passport photos
  • Visa application form

Please note: The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Please contact your nearest embassy for accurate, up-to-date information.

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