Portugal Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.
If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.
EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.
Visas for Portugal are not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above for touristic stays of up to 90 days.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy/consulate to check visa requirements for Portugal.
Schengen visa: 90 days within a six-month period.
Transit visa: valid for one or two entries of up to five days, including the day of arrival.
Travellers should apply for visas at the consular section of their nearest Portuguese Embassy. UK residents requiring visas can also apply via The Schengen Office (www.theschengenoffice.com) which processes visas on the embassy's behalf. Some embassies (including London) also accept online applications; see www.secomunidades.pt/vistos for further information.
Registration certificates issued to visitors from EU countries who wish to stay for longer than three months are valid indefinitely. Non-EU residents planning on staying longer than three months must apply for temporary residence permits.
Visitors requiring a Schengen visa must prove sufficient funds to cover their stay.
Schengen visa holders can only extend their stay in exceptional circumstances such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.
Children must either have their own passport or be registered on the passport of one of their parents.
Non-EU passport holders can stay within the Schengen zone for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. After their 90-day stay, they cannot return to these countries for at least another 90 days.
Pets travelling to Portugal from other EU countries need a microchip for identification, an EU pet passport, and stamp to prove they have been vaccinated against rabies (within between four weeks and one year of date of entry into Portugal). Pets arriving from outside the EU need a health certificate completed by a vet in either Portuguese or English.