A Schengen Visa is an authorization issued by one of the Member-States for the purpose of airport transit, transit or an intended short stay in a territory of one or more Member-States, allowing its holder to present him/herself at the external frontier, but does not automatically guarantee his/her respective entrance, which will be decided by the border authorities upon arrival.
A Schengen visa has to be applied for at the competent mission representing the country of your main destination within the Schengen countries.
Only residents of the states of Goa, Maharashtra, Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli may apply for Visas in the Consulate General of Portugal in Goa. Residents of other states, if residing for more than six months in one of the above listed states, may also apply at this Consular Post. (subject to presentation of proof of residence).
The Consulate General of Portugal in Goa also represents Greece and Slovenia with regards to all types of Schengen Visas.
Among the third country nationals that require to apply for a Schengen visa, some may be subject to a prior consultation, before the issue of the visa. Information about nationalities subject to prior consultation may be obtained here: https://www.vistos.mne.pt/en/short-stay-visas-schengen/general-information/who-needs-a-visa#information-on-nationalities-subject-to-prior-consultation
Visa application request needs to be made online at http://www.secomunidades.pt . The form duly filled and printed should be submitted along with other necessary documents, in person, at the Consulate on the appointed day. The bio-metric data (photograph and finger-prints) will be captured on the day of the appointment. For children below the age of 12 years, only the photograph will be captured.
Applications are accepted within 3 months to 15 days prior to the intended date of travel. Visa processing time is 15 days but could extend beyond, in certain cases, depending on the authorities in Lisbon.
Submission: Mon - Thurs – 09:00 to 10:30 hours (token system)
Collection of passports: Mon – Thurs – 14:30 to 15:00 hours (with our email printout & visa payment receipt)
Decisions on visa applications are usually taken within 15 days from the date the application has been considered admissible by this Consular Post. However, in some cases, this deadline may be extended for a maximum period of 60 days, namely when further examination of the application is required, or in case of representation, when the authorities of the represented Member State are consulted. In exceptional circumstances, and in certain cases where additional information is required, the deadline can be extended for a period of 45 days.
Negative decisions on visa applications shall be notified to the applicants and shall state the reasons on which they are based. Applicants whose visa is refused have the right to appeal against the decision. The complete details of the appeal process are stated in the refusal letter that is handed over to the applicant at the time of passport collection.
If the visa application is rejected, there will be no reimbursement of the fees, since the costs relate to the referral and processing of the visa application, and not to the visa itself.
VFS GLOBAL SERVICES
Applicants resident in Maharashtra may send their applications through VFS Global Services. The contacts are as follows:
VFS Portugal Visa Application Centre
Urmi Axis Building, Second floor,
Behind Famous Studio, Opp. E. Moses Road,
Mahalaxmi (West), Mumbai
400 001 – Maharashtra
Submission of Application:
08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00- 16:00 : Applicants / Representatives
08:00- 13:00 : Agents
Collection of Passport:
09:00-17:00 Monday-Friday : Applicants/Representative
15:00-17:00 Monday-Friday Agents
For more Information:
Call 022-67866070, between 08:00 - 17:00 hours, Monday-Friday, except holidays, or e-mail .
Bio-metric data will be collected at the VFS Centre as part of visa application. For children below the age of 12 years, only the photograph will be captured. If desired by this Consular Post, applicants may be required to present themselves at this Consulate General for a personal interview.
For the complete checklists/ documents required, please consult: http://pt.vfsglobal.co.in/
(i) Short Term Schengen Visa (Duration: 1-90 days)
(ii) Short Term National Visa:Temporary Stay (Duration: less than 1 year)
(iii) Long Term National Visa: Residence (Duration: more than 1 year)
PURPOSE OF TRAVEL
- The grant of visa is at the sole discretion of the Government of Portugal.
- A visa is not a guarantee to access the Schengen territories as the final authorization remains with the immigration officials at the respective borders.
- Under no circumstance the purpose of stay should be altered once the visa is granted.
- Applicants with dual nationality (one being Portuguese) cannot apply for a Visa and will have to apply for a Portuguese Passport to travel to Portugal.
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