General Information


Applications for student visas must be submitted to the nearest Portuguese Consulate. Once processed, the request if forwarded to the immigration authorities in Portugal for consideration.  Visas are issued once final approval is received from the immigration authorities.  This process may take from 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the case.


Documents to Be Submitted arranged in the following order:


Visa application form should be primarily filled out thru the following link: http://www.secomunidades.pt/vistos/


  1. 1.Fill out the application form; sign twice (nº. 37 and bottom of page). If the applicant cannot appear in person (if residing more than 2 hours away by car), the signature on the visa form must be notarized by an American Notary Public. Please indicate a daytime phone number.


  1. 2.A recent color photograph must accompany the application form.


  1. 3.Certified copies of passport or official travel document valid for at least 3 months beyond date of intended stay in Portugal. The original document must be submitted once visa is approved.


  1. 4.Documents confirming enrollment, stating type and length of courses to be taken in Portugal.


  1. 5.Confirmed Accommodation: from the inviting institution if on campus or confirmed hotel reservations, stating name, address and telephone number of the hotel, including confirmation number.


  1. 6.Proof of financial support; Bank statements (electronic print outs are accepted);


  1. 7.Criminal Record Certificate (for applicants older than 15), issued by the FBI: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/background_checks


  1. 8.Proof of medical insurance valid for Portugal.


NOTES:


AFS Students – Documents specified on Nos.4 and 5 may be obtained through American Field Service 


Consular Fees (to be submitted with application)


Legalization (per document).............................................   US$  31,12 

Student Visa fee...................................................................   US$  Free


All fees payable by money order, company checks or cash. Personal checks are not accepted. Prices subject to change due to variations on the exchange rate Euro/Dollar



IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please send a prepaid envelope (insured mail) for the return of the passport.

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