Foreigners can already apply for visas to enter Portugal through the Internet

  • ECO News
  • 6 March 2020

Foreign citizens who need a visa to enter Portugal can already apply for it on the Internet, through the new e-Visa platform.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has simplified the procedures for visa applications to enter Portugal. Foreign citizens can now carry out the whole process through the internet, on the new e-Visa platform, available in Portuguese, English, French, Ukrainian and Russian.

“With the introduction of the e-Visa, visa applications and the sending of the necessary documents to process the application can now be done electronically,” announced the Secretary of State of the Portuguese Communities, in a statement.

Among the new features is the possibility for applicants to check the status of applications at any time. The various stages include “registered application”, “application under examination”, “application granted or refused” and “visa issued”.

In this way, the Government centralises visa applications and submission of documents on one platform and “will continue to develop this to include the possibility of paying the administrative fee for processing the application,” concludes the note.