Customs Regulations and Visa Requirements of Portugal
To visit Portugal, citizens of the CIS and Russia require a visa. Portugal is a member of the Schengen Agreement. Check a2zdirectory for history of Portugal.
A single-entry visa is issued in case of a trip for the purpose of tourism or at the invitation of relatives or friends, the validity of such a visa is up to 30 days.
A multiple entry visa can be issued if several trips are planned, confirmed by a hotel reservation or air tickets, as well as if there are other Schengen visas issued earlier. Such a visa is issued for a period of six months to a year, while the period of stay in the country should be no more than 90 days for six months.
To apply for a tourist visa, you must submit the following documents:
- international passport, valid from the end of the trip for at least three months;
- a copy of the page of the international passport, where the personal data of the applicant are indicated;
- copies of the pages of old passports with existing Schengen visas;
- three color photographs, 3×4 format. Two must be glued to the questionnaires, the third must be attached separately, on the other side of the photo, the passport number and surname are signed;
- two completed on-line visa application forms or their printed and completed forms, in Portuguese or English, with the personal signature of the applicant. Questionnaires can also be filled out in Russian, but only in printed Latin letters;
- documents confirming the hotel reservation, in which the reservation number and details of the hotel must be indicated, in case of booking via the Internet – the website logo, as well as full name. trip participants. When presenting a voucher, you must also have the original with the obligatory stamp of the travel agency;
- copies of railway tickets in both directions. Traveling by car requires a copy of the registration certificate, a copy and original of a driver’s license, a copy and original of an international auto insurance policy;
- a copy and original of the insurance policy valid for the entire stay in the Schengen area. The policy coverage must be at least EUR 30,000;
- a certificate received from the place of work and executed on the letterhead of the organization, with the obligatory indication of salary, position and length of service. Also, the certificate must contain information about all the details of the company, the number of the document and its date of issue (no more than one month). Also, the certificate must be certified by the seal of the enterprise and the signature of the head;
- private entrepreneurs must present an individual entrepreneur registration certificate (copy) and a certificate from the tax office;
- schoolchildren and students must present a copy and original of a birth certificate, a certificate received from the place of study, a student ID card (for students), a certificate received from the place of work of the person who bears all financial expenses for the trip and a statement from the same person confirming the taking on financial expenses, with his personal signature. Copies of the pages of his internal passport are also needed;
- non-working pensioners must present a pension certificate (copy), a certificate received from the place of work of the person who finances the trip, as well as his application confirming the financing, with a personal signature and copies of the pages of his internal passport;
- any documents confirming the sufficient availability of financial resources for a stay in Portugal(traveler’s checks, certificates and bank statements, credit cards). The minimum amount for living in Portugal is 75 EUR on the first day, on subsequent days from 50 EUR per person.
In the case of a private visit (visiting friends and relatives), the same documents are provided as for a tourist visa, but instead of documents confirming the hotel reservation, an invitation from the inviting person must be attached to the package, which must contain the following data:
- personal data of the invitee and inviter;
- the place of residence of the invitee for the duration of his stay in the country;
- purpose and duration of the trip;
- guarantees of return, before the expiration of the applicant’s visa, to their homeland.
It is also necessary to have a photocopy of the residence permit of the inviting person or a photocopy of his Portuguese passport.
Traveling with children
For children over the age of 14. Must have a personal passport. To obtain a visa for each child, the following series of documents is provided:
- birth certificate;
- two completed visa applications. The signature in the questionnaire can be put by a parent or guardian;
- three color photographs, 3×4 format;
- for a child traveling accompanied by one parent or third parties, a power of attorney (notarized) in two copies from the remaining parent (s), as well as a copy of his (their) internal passport must be drawn up;
- a copy and original of the marriage certificate, if the parents have different surnames;
- a copy and original of the parent’s passport.
Portugal does not restrict the export and import of foreign currency. For citizens entering the country from countries outside the EU, amounts exceeding 10,000 EUR are subject to mandatory declaration. See Portugal import restrictions.
Persons over the age of 17 arriving from non-EU countries may carry duty-free:
- up to 100 cigarillos or 200 cigarettes or 250 gr. tobacco or up to 50 cigars;
- up to one liter of strong alcoholic beverages or two liters of wine, or up to two liters of sparkling and dessert wines, or up to two liters of table wines;
- up to 200 gr. coffee extract or up to 500 gr. coffee;
- up to 40 gr. tea extract or up to 100 gr. tea;
- up to 250 ml of eau de toilette and 50 ml of perfume;
- goods for personal use, up to 175 EUR per person.
Persons over the age of 17 arriving from EU countries may carry duty-free:
- up to 400 cigarillos, or 800 cigarettes, or 1 kg of tobacco, or up to 200 cigars;
- up to 10 liters of spirits or 90 liters of table wines, or up to 20 liters of fortified wines, or 110 liters of beer.
The country is prohibited from importing and exporting:
- ammunition and weapons;
- drugs and narcotic drugs;
- poisonous and psychotropic substances;
- animals and plants under protection;
- items of artistic, archaeological or historical value.
It is also forbidden to import into the country:
- dairy and meat products, including lard, canned food, sausage;
- chocolate candies.
The ban does not apply to special drugs needed for patients with chronic diseases, and baby food.
In case of detection of the above goods, a fine will be imposed on the tourist, and the products will be confiscated.
The export of jewelry that has not passed the declaration upon entry is prohibited from the country.
Animals, plants and products of plant origin are presented to officials of the special quarantine service. Pets traveling with their owners must have a certificate of vaccination against rabies and an international veterinary certificate (obtained five days before the start of the trip).