Details about Visa for Portugal
IMMIGRATION AND VISAS
All travelers are expected to have a passport, except as follows:
1. Refugees with a travel document known as Titre de Voyage issued according to the Geneva Convention of 1951.
2. Travellers with a Laissez-Passer that is issued by the European Union.
3. Travellers with a Laissez-Passer, which is issued by the United Nations.
4. National Identity Cards that are issued to:
- Citizens of Germany;
- Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
5. Travelers with travel certificates provided by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo to the permanent inhabitants of Kosovo.
6. Recognised people without nationality or citizenship and refugees holding travel papers and residence permits, which are issued by Switzerland or a European Economic Area member country.
7. Travellers with a Portuguese Birth Certificate.
8. Travellers with Kinderausweis, a German identity document issued to children aged less than 16 years old, provided the document contains a photo of the child.
9. Travellers with a Seafarer’s national identity document or a Seaman Book (provided they are traveling on duty), which is issued to citizens of Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameron, Canada, Cape Verde Island, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Republic of Ireland, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Saint Lucia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Sweden, Ukraine, UK, and Uruguay.
10. Travellers with a Travel Certificate and Collective Identity (joint passport for Portuguese citizens traveling together).
Passports and alternative papers, or either of them, must be valid upon arrival.
a. Expired passports for no more than one year, national identity cards, and ‘Kinderausweis’ issued to Germany’s citizens are accepted.
b. Expired passports for no more than five years issued to Austria, Belgium, France, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland.
Students, other than their nationality, living in a Member State of the European Union, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and traveling as part of a school community within the European Union, Liechtenstein or Switzerland do not need a passport given that:
- Their names are stated on a ‘List of Travellers’ stamped by the school and certified by the concerned authority in their home country;
- The school party is joined by one of the school’s teachers;
- This ‘Travellers’ list must include a picture of the student.
Not all Member States of the European Union issue this sort of ‘List of Travelers.’ The exception would NOT extend to the ‘List of Passengers, ‘ which is stamped by the school without pictures.
1. Foreign children aged less than 18 years old traveling alone may not be allowed to enter Portugal when arriving from a non-Schengen member state if they do not have anyone in Portugal taking responsibility for their stay.
2. Travel between Portugal, and other Schengen member states will not require, in principle, document checks.
3. Portuguese citizens aged less than 18 years old leaving or re-entering Portugal to or from a non-Schengen member state, not in the company of one of their parents or a legal-guardian, need to a travel permit. This travel permit must be signed by both parents if they are married, or in exceptional cases, by whoever is eligible such as the father, mother, or legal guardian, and with respective signatures confirmed by a solicitor, notary, or lawyer. For more details, contact the airline or the Portuguese Services de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF). This travel permit is also needed when children are accompanied by a person other than their parents or legal guardian. In such cases, the travel permit must also clearly show the name of the accompanying person.
4. Foreign residents of Portugal aged less than 18 years old leaving or re-entering Portugal to or from a non-Schengen member state, not in the company of one of their parents or a legal-guardian, need to a travel permit. This travel permit must be signed by both parents if they are married, or in exceptional cases, by whoever is eligible such as the father, mother, or legal guardian, and with respective signatures confirmed by a solicitor, notary, or lawyer. For more details, contact the airline or the Portuguese Services de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF). This travel permit is also needed when children are accompanied by a person other than their parents or legal guardian. In such cases, the travel permit must also clearly show the name of the accompanying person.
Before arrival: Travellers are kindly requested to contact the nearest representation of Portugal.
All travelers must hold a visa except the following:
1. Portuguese citizens.
2. Travellers with British passports which are endorsed as ‘British Citizen.’
3. Travellers stayed for no more than 90 days, provided they have British passports endorsed ‘British National (Overseas).’
4. Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
5. Travellers staying for no more than 90 days provided they are citizens of Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Costa Rica, Andorra, Canada, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Israel, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, St Kitts-Nevis, Uruguay, United States of America, Vatican City and Venezuela.
6. Travelers staying for no more than 90 days provided they have authorized British passports:
- ‘British Overseas Territories Guy,’ resident in Gibraltar;
- ‘British Overseas Territories Resident’ with the mark ‘right of citizenship’ issued by the United Kingdom; or
- ‘British Subject,’ which also includes the mark ‘right of residency’ granted by the United Kingdom;
7. Travelers remain no longer than 90 days in any six months for Albania, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova, the Republic of Montenegro, Russia, the Republic of Serbia, Turkey, or Ukraine with diplomatic passports.
8. Travellers are staying for no more than 90 days, provided they are citizens of Cape Verde with service or diplomatic passport.
9. Travellers staying for no more than 30 days provided they are citizens of Morocco with special, diplomatic, or service passport.
10. Travellers staying for no more than 90 days provided they have passports issued by Hong Kong (A Special Administrative Region of China) or Macao (A Special Administrative Region of China).
11. Travellers staying for no more than 90 days provided they are citizens of Sao Tome & Principe with special, diplomatic, or service passports.
12. Travellers staying for no more than 90 days provided they are citizens of Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tunisia with service or diplomatic passports.
13. Travellers, irrespective of their nationality, residing for a time not exceeding five days in Liechtenstein and holding evidence of their residency, provided that they are in transit through the Schengen Area and begin their journey to a country outside the Schengen Area other than by means of transport.
14. Travellers with a ‘Laissez-Passer,’ which is issued by the European Union.
15. Recognised refugees and people without nationality or citizenship with residence permits and travel papers issued by Switzerland or a European Economic Area member country, staying for no more than three months.
16. Travellers with a ‘Laissez-Passer’ which is issued by the United Nations.
17. Travellers with residence permits that are issued by Monaco or one of the Schengen States.
18. Travellers, regardless of nationality, staying for no more than 90 days with a ‘family member’ residence permit issued by a European Union member country to a family member who is a citizen of a European Economic Area member country or a citizen of Switzerland provided they are traveling with or traveling to join the citizen of the European Economic Area member country or the citizen of Switzerland.
TWOV (Transit without Visa):-
TWOV is permitted for travelers to continue their trip to a third country without leaving the
airport (night stop is not permitted) who do not need a visa as long as they are:
-keep all the necessary documents for their next trip;
-coming from or going to non-Schengen countries;
-keep tickets with confirmed reservations.
a. TWOV shall not apply to refugees or persons without nationality holding travel documents known as ‘Titre de Voyage’ issued by Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Malta, Belgium, or the United Kingdom.
b. TWOV is not available to people from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cong (Kinshasa), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia, and Sri Lanka.
1. Students, other than their nationality, living in a Member State of the European Union, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and traveling as part of a school community within the European Union, Liechtenstein or Switzerland do not need a visa given that:
- their names are indicated on the ‘Travellers’ list stamped by the school and accredited by the competent authority in their home country;
- The school party is joined by one of the teachers of the school
- If the ‘List of Travelers’ is stamped only by the school and is not checked by the competent authority or includes photographs of the students, each student must bring his / her own travel document and proof of the place of residence.
- Travelers must have at least EUR 74.82 plus EUR 39.90 for each day of stay (sums of money may also be in an exchangeable currency for the amount equivalent to the EUR amounts mentioned).
Travelers with papers for onward or return travel and tickets provided they have proof of paid accommodation except for citizens of Switzerland and European Economic Area member states.
Information to know:-
If travelers do not abide by entry or transit rules, including attempted entry with forged papers, the transporting carrier will be subject to fines of no less than EUR 1,356.73 up to no more than EUR 2,169.77 for each traveler.
CUSTOMS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE
1. Travelers arriving with products purchased within the European Union for personal use are only permitted to import:
- Travelers aged 17 years and over are permitted 800 cigarettes; 400 cigarillos each weighing no more than three grams; 200 cigars; one kilogram of tobacco smoke;
- Travelers aged 17 years and over are licensed to drink 10 liters of alcoholic beverages over 22%; 20 liters of alcoholic beverages over 22%; 90 liters of wine above 60 liters of sparkling wine; 110 liters of alcohol above 22%;
2. Travelers arriving from non-European Union countries including the Aland Islands, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, and other similar regions are allowed free import of:
- Travelers aged 17 years old and more are allowed 200 cigarettes; 100 cigarillos each weighing no more than three grams; 50 cigars; 250 grams of smoking tobacco; or a proportional mixture of these products;
- Travelers aged 17 years and over are permitted to consume one liter of alcoholic beverages in excess of 22 percent volume; non-denatured ethyl alcohol in excess of 80 per cent volume; two litres of alcoholic beverages or aperitifs made from wine or related drinks in excess of 22 percent volume; sparkling wines or liqueur wines; or a proportionate blend of such products in addition to four litres of still wine; and 16 per cent of alcoholic beverages in excess of 22 percent volume;
- Medicines for personal use only;
- Air travelers are allowed other goods up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult travelers or EUR 90 per travelers aged less than 15 years.
3. Prohibited Goods:
- Animal products not originating in a Member State of the European Union, Andorra, Lichtenstein, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland, can’t be imported into a Member State of the European Union except in small quantities from Andorra, Croatia, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and small quantities from other nations.
It is prohibited to export jewelry except if it is declared upon arrival.
Crew Members customs regulations:-
Crew members are allowed to import:
- goods that do not exceed USD 200 in value, including tea, perfumes, coffee and their derivatives; and
- 10 cigars or 80 cigarettes or 50 grams of smoking tobacco or 20 cigarillos, weighing no more than three grams.
1. Cats and dogs entering Madeira islands on direct flights from non-European Union countries must have permission in advance from ‘direccao Regional de Pecuaria de Maderia.’ Written permission can be requested at least 24 hours before arrival via Fax: +351-291-233 156, stating the name of the animal’s owner together with address, arrival flight number and date, and type of animal. All pet animals must be accompanied by veterinary certificates of good health issued in the home country.
2. Cats and dogs are entering the Portugal are subject to the special rules (EC No. 998 of 2003) of the European Parliament and of the European Council of 26 May 2006 and of the Council of 26 May 2006 and 13 June, respectively.
Baggage Clearance regulations:-
Luggage should be cleared at the airport of final destination in Portugal as long as it is labeled accordingly.
- Exemptions:Luggage of travelers in transit area whose destination is outside Portugal.
- Azores: on the island of Sao Miguel, Terceira Island, and on the island of Santa Maria, baggage is cleared. Passengers flying to other islands must check their luggage at Portugal’s first airport of entry.
When leaving from the airport, all passengers are not allowed to pay any airport tax.
Regulations on currency imports:-
There are no limits on the import of local currency (EUR) and foreign currency. However, amounts greater than EUR 4987.98 must be reported upon arrival to prevent potential difficulties when leaving Portugal.
Currency Export regulations:-
Rules of Currency Export: There are no restrictions on exporting local currency (EUR) and foreign currencies for travelers arriving from or traveling to a country within the European Union. As far as travellers coming directly from or commuting to a country outside the European Union are concerned, amounts greater than or equal to EUR 10,000 must be reported in another currency, including banker’s draught and cheques of any sort.