Schengen Visas
Transit and Short-Term Stays

Schengen Visa For Short-Term Stays


  • Signed and filled in Form (in case of minors or incapacitated the form should be signed by their legal tutor);
  • One passport photograph;
  • Authentic and valid travel document for more than 3 months beyond the foreseen exit date - photocopy of the passport and previous visas;
  • Proof of "regular situation" in case of being from a country other than the one where the visa is solicited;
  • Reservation of inbound and outbound flight;
  • Labour-Economic conditions: proof of the employing entity and the salary received in the last 3 months, bank extracts (proof of income) that guarantee the stay and return;
  • Travel Medical Insurance (minimum coverage of 30.000 Euros to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital care or death, during the stay(s) on the territory of the Member States);
  • Hotel reservation (if applicable) or "term of responsibility". If the stay is with a family member, proof of kinship should be made and it may be solicited the proof of the conditions of accommodation. In case the subscriber of the "term of responsibility" is not Portuguese, he/she should submit legal documental situation in Portugal;
  • Travel authorization for minors or court decision (when applicable);
  • Guaranteed accommodation by family member or by the host, or a hotel reservation;
  • In business trips an invitation shall be presented with the motive of the journey, dates of arrival and departure, as well as the indication of the host with the name of the one responsible for the invitation;
  • In case of participating in political, economical, scientific, cultural, religious or sport events, proof enrolment in the event should be presented.

Schengen Visa For Transit

  • Signed and filled in Form (in case of minors or incapacitated the form should be signed by their legal tutor);
  • Reservation of inbound and outbound flight;
  • One passport photograph;
  • Visa for the final destiny (if visa is required);
  • Travel Medical Insurance (minimum coverage of 30.000 Euros to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital care or death, during the stay(s) on the territory of the Member States);
  • Authentic and valid travel document for more than 3 months beyond the foreseen exit date - photocopy of the passport and previous visas;
  • Proof of "regular situation" in case of being from a country other than the one where the visa is being solicited;
  • Labour-Economic conditions: proof of the employing entity and the salary received in the last 3 months, bank extracts (proof of income) that guarantee the stay and return;
  • Hotel reservation (if applicable) or "term of responsibility". If the stay is with a family member, proof of kinship should be made and it may be solicited the proof of the conditions of accommodation. In the case the subscriber of the "term of responsibility" is not Portuguese, he/her should submit his legal documental situation in Portugal;
  • Travel authorization for minors or court decision (when applicable).


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