VISAS 

If you are applying for or have questions about Visas to Portugal (Schengen and National); to apply please go to http://www.vfsglobal.com/Portugal/USA/

SAN FRANCISCO
Visa Application Centre

110 Sutter Street, Floor 05, San Francisco, CA 94104
info.portugalusa@vfsglobal.com
+1 305 704 2172

Schengen Visa

If you are a resident of Los Angeles and need a Schengen Visa to Portugal, you can apply at the Consulate-General of Austria in Los Angeles: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-consulate-general-los-angeles/travels-to-austria/entrance-and-residence/visa/

Visa applications should be made at least one month before the intended travel dates. The Consulate is not responsible for being unable to accommodate last-minute applications, nor is it responsible for delays in the issuance of visas. Nationals from the following countries (Afghanistan, North Korea, Lebanon, Libya, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Nigeria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, as well as of the Palestinian Authority and Refugees) require prior consultation with other Member States. In such cases, the analysis of the application can be extended for an additional 7-day period.

Visa fees: 60 Eur (35 Eur for reduced fee) – prices in dollars are subject to monthly change according to the exchange rate.

Fore more information on Schengen Visas: https://www.vistos.mne.pt/en/short-stay-visas-schengen/general-information/schengen-area

NO VISA IS NECESSARY if you are a U.S. citizen and will be traveling to Portugal for up to 90 days. However, you will need a valid U.S. passport for at least 3 months from the date of planned return or other travel document recognized by member States of the Schengen Agreement.

National Visa

Visa applicants should be aware that, without a visa, issued by the diplomatic mission, it is not possible to apply for any kind of permit once in Portugal.

If the applicant chooses to travel as a tourist, he / she should know that in order to secure a visa, it is necessary to return to the United States and be prepared to prove this.

After a visa is authorized and not collected within 90 days, a new application as well as payment, will be required to obtain re-authorization.

For more information on National Visas (stays over three months):

https://www.vistos.mne.pt/en/national-visas/general-information/type-of-visa.

Residency Permit for Investors ("Golden Visa")

Please see all information about these permits:

https://www.vistos.mne.pt/en/ari-residency-permit-for-investors

https://www.portaldascomunidades.mne.pt/pt/autorizacao-de-residencia-para-atividade-de-investimento-ari/legislacao

https://www.sef.pt/en/pages/conteudo-detalhe.aspx?nID=21

 

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