Embassy of Portugal in India

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

General information

For Consular Issues (Portuguese citizens) and VISA queries, please e-mail to


All emails regarding Consular Issues/VISAS sent for other Embassy email addresses

will be automatically deleted without being forwarded.

Note that Consular/Visa Section staff is unable to discuss individual visa cases by telephone or in person.


Visa requests are processed through VFS Global (http://pt.vfsglobal.co.in/). Please check the VFS webpage and follow the instructions. For tracking of your visa request, use the tracking system provided by VFS at their website.

The visa applications are to be submitted at the Portugal Visa Application Centre at New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Chennai or Bangalore. All applications will be assessed by the Embassy of Portugal, located in New Delhi.

The visa applications submitted at the Portugal Visa Application Centre at Mumbai will be assessed by the Consulate General of Portugal, located in Goa.

Processing time for Tourism/Business Visas will be approximate 15 calendar days (including day of submission at VFS). Please note that applications submitted to other VFS-offices than New Delhi will take another two days due to postal delivery. All National Visas (STUDY/WORK/FAMILY REUNION) will take longer, as they follows a different procedure.

For applications submitted in Mumbai to the Portugal Consulate in Goa, a minimum of 15 Calendar days is required (excluding VFS handling time) before the date of travel.


Since India and Portugal are part of Hague Convention of 5th October, 1961, the requirement of legalization / authentication of public document such as Birth/ Marriage/Police/Educational certificates, etc. issued in India by the Embassy has been abolished.  The document attested by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India with  ‘Apostilles sticker’ has acceptance in Portugal.

The Ministry of External Affairs has branch offices in the cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad. For details regarding the 'Apostilles stickers' system, log on to the website www.mea.gov.in / www.hcch.net ''.



The Documents issued by the authorities of these countries must first be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the respective country and then legalized by the embassies of the respective countries in New Delhi before being presented at this Consular Section. 

-The Legalization at this Consular Section must be requested either by the one on the documents or by the legal representative with Power of Attorney.

The Embassy does not accept payments in cash. Instruction for payment will be given upon the appointment note.

Requests of APPOINTMENT must be done by email only to: