US citizens traveling to Portugal for tourism or business do not need a visa.

American citizens wishing to study, work or apply for residence in Portugal, must abide by visa regulations and requirements.

Legal residents in the United States may or may not need a visa depending on their country of citizenship. Find bellow a list of countries whose citizens do not need a visa for short stay visits.

COUNTRIES WHOSE CITIZENS DO NOT NEED VISAS TO ENTER SCHENGEN STATES:

ANDORRA; ANTIGUA E BARBUDA; LICHENSTEIN; ARGENTINA; MALAYSIA; AUSTRALIA; MAURICIA; BAHAMAS; MEXICO; BARBADOS; MONACO; BRAZIL; NICARAGUA; BRUNEI; NEW ZEALAND; BULGARIA (EUR UNION);  CANADÁ; PANAMA; CHILE; PARAGUAY; COSTA RICA; ROMENIA (EUR UNION); CROATIA; SAN MARINO; CYPRUS (EUR.UNION); SEYCHELLES; EL SALVADOR; ST KITTS AND NEVIS; ESTONIA; SINGAPORE; GUATEMALA; SOUTH KOREA; HOLY SEE; HONDURAS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; IRELAND (EUR.UNION); UNITED KINGDOM (EUR UNION); ISRAEL; URUGUAY; VENEZUELA; JAPAN



SCHENGEN STATES:


AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, ICELAND, HUNGARY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, ITALY, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, THE NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND.


Schengen Forms.pdf

Visa Information for Schengen States

Residency Visa

General Information for Prospective Residents

Requirements for Sports Visa

Requirements for Student Visa

The latest updates and legislation on this issue can be found at the EU webpage


VISA INFORMATION FOR PORTUGUESE CITIZENS ENTERING THE USA

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) exempts nationals from 27 countries, including Portugal, from the visa requirement when traveling to the United States for tourism or business, for stays of 90 days or less. The same applies to US citizens when traveling to Portugal and other European Union countries.
It is also important to bear in mind the fact that when entering the US through the Visa Waiver Program, a visitor will not be able to change his/her status in US territory. Namely, it will not be possible to apply for student or work visa permit when in the USA. Change of visa status has to be requested in the country of residency. Also, if a person fails to comply with VWP requirements (for instance by overstaying in the US after the 90 days allowed), he/she will not be eligible to be part in the program in the future.


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