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Portuguese Job Seeker Visa

Requirements for applying for a Schengen visa for Portugal

Other types of visas may apply from time to time, depending on the purpose of your trip to Portugal.

If you plan to visit, study or work regularly or stay in Portugal, you will need to apply for another Portuguese visa.

You can apply for the Portuguese Schengen visa since 1995 when Portugal as an EU member state also became a member state of the Schengen area.

Documents required to apply for a Portuguese visa:e

  • Download the visa application form, fill out the form and details. You can also electronically fill out the Portugal Schengen visa application form and print a hard copy.
  • 2 photos must be attached; the photo should be in passport format - a recent full-face capture with a light background.
  • Passport and copies of previous visas are required, valid for at least 3 months beyond the return date. The passport must have at least one blank page.
  • A copy of the return ticket booking. It is not recommended to buy the ticket before obtaining the visa unless otherwise requested
  • Confirmation of minimum coverage Schengen travel insurance of € 30,000 in Portugal and throughout the Schengen area
  • A letter of introduction stating the purpose of the visit to Portugal and the itinerary
  • Itinerary of booked flights with date and number for arrival and departure in Portugal
  • Hotel Reservation Reservation for the entire duration of the intended stay in Portugal
  • Proof of marital status
  • Sustainability - Evidence of sufficient financial resources for the duration of the investment in Portugal.

If employed:

  • Work contract
  • Current account statement for the last 6 months
  • Certificate of non-objection from the employer
  • Income tax return form (ITR) or income tax certificate deducted at the source of the salary

If self-employed:

  • A copy of your business license
  • Company bank statement for the past 6 months
  • Tax return (ITR)

If a student:

  • Proof of enrollment
  • Leave the approval letter from the school or university

If retired:

  • Pension declaration for the last 6 months

If applicable:

  • Regular income generated from proof of ownership for the past 6 months


The signed application form must be accompanied by the rest of the mandatory documents mentioned above and personally delivered to the appropriate embassy/consulate or its representative in your home country.

In addition to the general documentation required, they should be accompanied by other additional documents depending on the purpose of the Portuguese visa application.

List of additional documents required for the most common purposes for applying for a visa in Portugal:

List of additional documents required for the most common purposes for applying for a visa in Portugal:

Tourist/visitor visa for Portugal:

  • Invitations from Portuguese family and friends, if possible addresses and phone numbers.
  • Bank statement from the last 6 months
  • Copies of the passport

Visa for Portugal for business purposes:

  • A letter of invitation from the Portuguese Company for the visit implements the details and date of the visit
  • A certificate from your employer attesting/authorizing your business trip
  • If there have been previous business relationships between the two companies, proof of such events must be provided
  • Corporate bank statement for the last 6 months
  • Deed of incorporation and articles of association in original certified copy (registered with a capital company) Commercial license (first issued and present renewal), Documents of ownership/partnership
  • Regarding the applicant's expenses during the stay in the Schengen zone, the employer or partner company must indicate the coverage of the expenses on the letter or invitation.

Visa for Portugal for medical reasons:

  • A local medical report
  • A medical certificate attesting to the intended date and state of health of the Portuguese hospital or doctor
  • Receipt of payment of medical expenses

Visa for Portugal for the cultural, sporting, film crew, or religious purposes:

  • Invitation of the above officials with details of the nature of the events or activities - Purpose of the visit, reimbursement of costs
  • Names of applicants (crew members)
  • Duration of stay
  • Travel itinerarY

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