How Nigerians Can Get a Visa to Portugal
In learning how Nigerians can get a visa to Portugal, we cover a bit of info about the country, the requirements and the embassy location in Nigeria.
Portugal is a European country located in the south on the Iberian Peninsula, surrounding Spain. The capital of Portugal is Lisbon, and Portuguese is spoken as the country’s official language. It also happens to be the most western country of mainland Europe. To the west and south, it is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and to the east and north by Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has had many effects on various aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are its popular dishes. One major destination in Portugal is the Algarve’s beaches and a lot of the country’s architecture back to the 1500s – 1800s when Portugal had a powerful marine empire. The first global empire was established by Portugal, making it one of the world’s significant economic, political and military powers. Euro is the official currency of trade.
Types of Visa to Portugal
There are different kind of visas that can be given, depending on the reason for your visit to Portugal.
We have identified five of them below:
- Tourist visa
- Business visa
- Transit visa
- Student visa
- Work Visa
It is crucial to have all the required documents before proceeding to apply for a Visa. For Nigerians who intend to make a trip to Portugal. Below is a list of necessary documents for the Portugal visa application.
1. Visa application form filled in capital letters and signed.
2. Recent passport-sized photographs which capture the entire face with a bright background are needed.
3. International passport with validity goes beyond the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.
4. Copy of the passport data sheet (page on which the photo is located).
5. Copies of your previous visas (if any); will prove that you’ve had past travel experience.
6. A cover letter must be provided which states the reason for the visit to Portugal and schedules.
7. Flight schedules with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Portugal.
8. Evidence of health insurance covering foreign travel.
9. Hotel reservation/ accommodation information for the duration of the intended stay in Portugal.
10. Proof of your civil status (birth certificate of children, marriage certificate, and death certificate of spouse if necessary).
11. Proof of legitimate stay (if the application is not presented in the applicant’s home country).
12. Evidence of enough financial means for the duration of the visit to Portugal.
13. If you are getting financial support from a host or other sponsor in the country, their bank statement will have to be provided. Please note that your host’s invitation letter should expressly state the types of assistance they will be providing (financial, accommodations, feeding, transportation, etc.).
14. An original business letter, signed by the inviting company on the organization’s letter headed paper. The letter must provide information about the reason for traveling, specifying the type of
Visa and the needed sustainability of the Visa.
15. Evidence of past trade relations between the two companies, if such document is available.
16. Certificate of employment if the candidate is employed because it is necessary.
17. Please submit evidence of your retirement fund if you are retired.
18. A certificate from your employer granting your business permission to travel if you are employed.
19. Trade register extract or something like that (for self-employed).
20. Bank statement for the past three months to prove the client has a steady flow of income.
21. Proof of group travel (if you are traveling in a group).
22. Trade License (first issued and present renewal).
23. Visa fees because Visa is not free
According to each case, the competent embassy may request additional documents.
Where to Go
Location of Portuguese Embassy Abuja
Address: Plot 3655, Orinoco Crescent (off River Kubani Street, off Nile Street), Maitama, Abuja, NigÃ©ria.
Tel: +234-9461-1443, +234-0-903-780-867-0
For more details, and all types of visas, please call or visit the Portuguese embassy in Nigeria.
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