Portugal is a European country grants visa-free entry to all EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, as well as certain family members and relatives even if the are not from the EU themselves.
Portugal is also part of the Schengen Area that includes 26 other European countries. The person holding a Schengen visa can travel freely between one country and another without a passport. They only require an identification document to enter Portugal.
Visa requirements for Portugal
It depends on the purpose of person visit and how long he will intend to stay there. According to the need of the applicant, he can apply for Portugal Visa. There are different types of visa options that are available today.
Short stay Visa
This visa allows the applicant to stay for less than three months, he can apply for a Portuguese Schengen visa. The Schengen short-stay visa allows you to stay in Portugal, or anywhere in the Schengen area, for a total of 90 days out of a 180-day period.
Long Stay Visa
This visa allows the applicant for a temporary stay for a four-month period with multiple entries. For that applicant must satisfy some of the requirements.
This visa allows the applicant to live in Portugal for a long time period. Before applying he must have:
- employment offer
- entrepreneurial activities
- Professional requirement i.e. scientific research or teaching.
- Higher education
- Family reunion
- Pensioners and people with income.
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