National visa processing becomes available again

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also confirmed that the service for national visa applications can be done in “Portuguese, English, French, Russian and Ukrainian languages”

The service for processing all types of national visas has resumed and is now available on the e-Visa portal, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MNE) announced today in a statement.

The note issued by the ministry led by Augusto Santos Silva also confirmed that the service for national visa applications can be done in “Portuguese, English, French, Russian and Ukrainian languages” on the e-Visa portal.

The suspension previously in force covered national visas for “residence for subordinate work”, for “pensioners, religious and people living on income”, for “temporary stay” regarding “independent professional activity”, “amateur sports activity” or “seasonal work” and “course attendance at an educational or vocational training establishment”.

The issuance of Schengen visas, aimed at national citizens residing in third countries and for short stays - up to 90 days in each period of 180 days - occurs only for “essential trips”, also announced the MNE.

The trips considered "essential" include trips made for "professional reasons" and those that occur for "humanitarian reasons", for "unavoidable family support" or for support to "other citizens residing in Portugal in difficulty", the note reads .

The Schengen visa can also be issued on “trips intended for tourist or similar purposes, but“ only to nationals or residents of countries traveling to Portugal and who need a visa ”, the statement also reads

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