Dear Travel Partners,

Please be advised of the Portugal Notice as below.

Effective 26th February 2020 post 3pm onwards, applicants applying for Portugal visa, short term and long term except seasonal work must book an appointment and pay the VFS service fee (mandatory) and additional services (optional) online before coming to a VFS visa application centre to submit their application and biometric data (fingerprints and photograph). From this date, appointments to submit applications will only be confirmed once payment is completed. It is applicable for entire PAN India.

The reason for the introduction of the pre-payment system is to reduce the no-show percentage, unnecessary waiting times for an appointment will be reduced and the application process in the visa application centres will become more streamlined.

Pre-payment of the service fees can be made using a secured online payment portal using VISA or MasterCard credit or debit card.

Visa fee and additional service charges are non-refundable except in cases where applicants could not come due to medical reasons if provide the valid medical proof will be refunded.

Note: No fee will be refunded if the application is refused by the Embassy/Consulate of Portugal and/or if the application is withdrawn while it is under processing at the Embassy of Portugal, New Delhi or Consulate in Goa.