Portugal is a southern European country, bordering Spain.Portugal is one of the schangen states.There are beaches and old architecture in Portugal. Lisbon is the capital city and Portuguese is the official language.Portugal offers All kinds of Schengen visas types including tourist visa, Business visa , settlement visa and student visa.
Portugal Business visa
Portugal is one of the Schengen countries. A person visiting Portugal on business visit visa can attend trade show ,seminar meetings and conferences . Portugal Business visa holder can visit portugal for negotiating and signing trade and business agreement and contracts. The person or delegation who visit portugal on fact finding missions and visiting sites may also apply for Business visa. The employees of goods and passenger transportation companies like drivers with permission of working in international route may apply under business visa category.
Employee of overseas companies who are coming to Portugal to work or supervise may also apply under portugal business visit Visa category. This includes IT professionals and engineers
To visit Portugal as for business visitors need a Schengen Visa. Schengen visa requirements for every Schengen country is different for each country in Schengen zone. Portugal offers Schengen visa on documentation based assessment. This article includes all the information ,Portugal business visa requirements, application and guidelines. portugal visa requirements for Pakistani citizens complete information and guidelines are also mentioned.
Portugal Business Visa Documents requirements
Portugal visa application form
Short-stay visa application form duly filled and signed by the applicant. In case of minor(s), form should be signed by both parents.
The Portugal visit visa form for business can be downloaded from the following link.This is a standard form and it can be used by any country.
Portugal visa Documents requirements
Applicants for Portugal business visitor visa must have the following documents.
Two (2) recent photographs of the applicant.
For Portugal business visa an ordinary passport or other recognized travel document is required .The Passport or travel document must be valid for at least three months from the expiry date of the visa applied for. The document must have at least two empty pages.
Applicants for Portugal business visa are required to copy all previous passports( if available) and passport copies of used pages on A4 size paper.
Photocopy of applicant’s citizenship card.In Pakistan CNIC (National Identity Card) copy is required.
Third country nationals residing in Other country of citizenship must provide supporting documents related to their legal stay in That country.In Pakistan Third country national residing in Pakistan must provide documents related to legal visa and stay in Pakistan.
Proof of family ties in country of residence and citizenship.In Pakistan applicants for visa to Portugal must enclose photocopy of Family Registration Certificate issued by NADRA
For Portugal visa is a underage children (under 18) is travelling with a single parent, a written consent of the other parent is required with photocopy of his citizenship card.
Portugal visa Documents requirement For Salaried Person
Salaried individuals may include last 6 month salary bank statement, salary slips and reference from employer. The reference letter must include the information including stating name, designation, salary details, duration of employment, address and contact details of the employer, purpose and tenure of visit to the Schengen state(s).
There should be a recommendation letter describing the reason for the person is selected for Business Tour.
Portugal visa Documents requirement Business Man
The business individuals can include their business bank statement for last six months, business card, Tax registration certificate and income tax proofs. For Portugal visa all the business men must also enclose the proofs of business registration .
Portugal Business visit visa applicants may also include the following documents.
GST or other Registrations.
Import / Export license.
Tax Returns Proofs
Property Evaluation Reports
Proof of payment of Property Tax
Business cards (Visiting Card)
Company Letter Head with signed declaration
ISO Certification (If any)
Business visit visa invitation letter
Letter of Invitation is required from Portugal which describes the purpose of Visit to Portugal. The invitation letter must have phone number ,email and address of the inviting person so the Portugal embassy may verify the business invitation letter.
The letter should also include the information about the invited person including name ,address, phone, company name, meeting agenda ,tenure and purpose of visit.
The invitation letter may be in form of a email, seminar or tradeshow registration letter or ticket.
In all the forms of invitations, the inviting company and person being invited details (names and contact details) must be mentioned.
Portugal visa Other Documents
A return Air Ticket with complete departure and arrival dates is required.
A Hotel Booking for the duration of the stay is required. Visa applications for Portugal business visa are encouraged to include paid hotel bookings.
A valid schengen visa travel insurance of minimum 30000 Euros is required from designated Schengen Insurance company .The insurance must cover the full duration of your travel and stay in Schengen states. The schengen visa travel insurance must be properly stamped and verifiable through insurance company website.
Every visa applicant for Schengen visa must provide the proof of financial means available for his travel and stay in Schengen countries. The financial means may include his visa debit card , credit cards , personal bank statement and hotel membership cards.
The Embassy reserves its right to request additional documents.
Original documents not needed will be returned with passport but only if copies are provided by applicant as requested.
Portugal business visitor visa photo requirement
Portugal visit visa for Business photos must have white background
The photo must be sharp, clear and must be printed on high quality paper with high resolution.
- The photo size for visa to Portugal must be minimum 35-40 mm (approx. 1 1/2 inch) wide.
- The photo for Portugal visa application must not be old than 6 month and must be taken from the front.
- The photo for visa to Portugal must show the entire head and the top of the shoulders. The face must occupy 70-80 % of the photograph.
Portugal business visit visa fee
For Schengen visa Portugal the embassy fee is the same amount which is charged for Schengen visa.
The visa fee chart is as Under:
|Applicants for Portugal business visitor visa||Amount in EUR|
|Portugal visa / Schengen Short stay Schengen visa C, less than 90 days||60.00 EUR|
In Pakistan Gerry Fed Ex (visa drop box ) is responsible for Portugal visa fee
Portugal visa process
There are different companies which are providing Portugal business visitor visa (Schengen visa) services including Information distribution, Scrutiny and Acceptance of Documents, running Telephone and email help Lines, Collection and Remittance of Fees, Biometrics Enrolment, Documents and passport Submission to the embassies, Appointment Scheduling and Return Delivery of Passports.
VFS Global is providing different service and solution to its clients for Portugal business visa . VFS Global is providing visa processing services for Portugal visa (Schengen Visa ) in India, Srilanka , Thailand ,Turkey, Indonesia, Russia ,UK ,Oman and different African countries.
In Pakistan Gerry’s Pakistan ( fedex Pakistan ) is providing the Portugal business visa (Schengen Visa) processing services through its visa drop box offices. All the applicants in Pakistan may submit their Portugal visa applications ,forms and supporting documents to Portugal embassy through Gerry’s Pakistan ( fedex Pakistan ).
Portugal business visa Refusal
In case the Portugal visa is refused then applicants must read the refusal letter and submit a new Portugal visa application with new and accurate information.