Portugal Visas

Updated: 27th September 2023

Visa Requirements

UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA passport holders do not require a visa to visit Portugal, for a stay of less than 90 days in any 180-day period.

For passport holders of other nationalities not included here, please check the www.projectvisa.com/visainformation/Portugal for more information.

Portugal Visa Information for

South African Residents

Portugal is part of the borderless region known as the Schengen Area and South African residents require a Schengen visa in order to enter Portugal. A passport valid for at least three months from your departure is required and a visa will only be issued if blank pages are available. Requirements for the procurement of a visa are subject to change but application requirements include round-trip travel itinerary specifying entry and exit dates from the Schengen state and proof of funds to support yourself during your stay (approximately $50 USD per day).

The Portugal Visa Application Centre in South Africa is VFS Visa Processing South Africa Pty. Ltd. VFS is a commercial company working in partnership with the Portuguese Consulate General in Johannesburg, to process Portugal visa applications in South Africa.

Website: http://www.vfsglobal.com/portugal/southafrica
Telephone: +27 (1) 24253003

Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours, therefore it is essential that you check current visa requirements with the embassy before travel. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 3 months from your planned date of departure from the Portugal with at least two blank pages and your passport must have been issued within the last 10 years.

See also

Check out our handy Travel Guide resources to help plan your trip to Portugal:

Portugal tours - find out more about our trips to Portugal
Best Places to Visit - where to visit on your Portugal trip
Best Time to Visit - climate and seasons of Portugal
Top Travel Tips - useful info on money, health, food and more

Portugal Trip Styles