Portugal Study Visa Requirements - Documents, Eligibility & Fees

Indian passport holders who are willing to apply for a Portugal Study visa can find the necessary visa information on this page. In the following, you can find Portugal Study visa requirements which mainly include the visa documents and eligibility criteria. General guidelines to be followed at the time of submission of Portugal Study visa documents are mentioned on the page. For further visa consultation, you can contact BTW Visa Executives.

 

Following is the list of documents required for Portugal Study visa for Indians.
  • Passport

      The submitted passport must meet the parameters given below

    • It must have minimun two blank pages for the visa stamp.
    • It must be valid for 6 months ahead of the span of stay.
    • It must be original and genuine.
    • It must not be torn, ripped, split, or damaged in any kind of way.

    One cannot cross international boundries without the passport. It is considered a criminal offense otherwise.

  • Old Passport

      If available, the old passport must also be provided meeting the given criteria

    • If any of the traveler has old passport, it must be submitted along with latest passport.
    • It must be original and in a good condition to access the required information.

    Without the old passport, you cannot get the visa stamp. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Photo

      The photographs must be provided as per the given photo specifications

    • It must have a matte finish.
    • Two copies to be submitted with general photo guidelines.
    • It must be of proper size with dimensions of 35x45 mm (length - 45mm, breadth - 35mm).
    • It must be clicked on an all white background.
    • It must cover face 80% of the frame.
    • It must be a recent photograph.
    • The expressions on the face must be neutral, there must not be any kind of smiling of frowning in the photograph.
    • Any kind of glasses must not be worn in the photograph.
    • The hair must be tied back so that the face is clearly visible.
    • The ears must be visible clearly.
    • It must not have any headgear worn apart from religious reasons.
    • It is to be taken care that your teeth do not show in the photograph.

    Recent pictures are mandatory as old pictures can cause the authorities to reject your application.

  • Air Ticket

      It is an important document and it should be submitted for the given reason

    • The air ticket has to be booked for the complete round trip.
    • It must be confirmed for the complete round trip.

    An air ticket shows your course of travel and confirms your return to the native country.

  • Travel Insurance

      The Travel Insurance issued has to meet the following criteria

    • Cover as per the stay in the Schengen countries area .
    • It must be circulated from the authorized insurance company only.
    • It is better if the insurance is valid for at least 3 to 10 ahead of the date of arrival to India.
    • It must cover the whole trip right from leaving India to returning to India.
    • It must mention the applicant's details as per the passport.

    You are not allowed to travel abroad without a travel insurance. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Acceptance Letter For Offer

      It is an important document and it should be submitted for the given reason

    • Acceptance letter from University/institute for the course enrolled

    Important to show that you have accepted the offer from the foreign company.

  • Police Clearance Certificate Pcc

      It should be submitted as per the following

    • Police clearance Certificate
    • It must be original and should be issued from the local police station.

    Without an attested copy of a PCC, one cannot be granted any kind of long term visa. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Sponsorship Letter

      The Sponsorship letter is a compulsory document which must meet the given requirements

    • Notarized sponsorship letter if someone else is sponsoring the trip
    • It must mention the dates of arrival and departure.
    • It must specify the profession of the sponsorer.
    • It must specify the applicant's relationship with the sponsorer.
    • It must mention the details of the applicant as well as the sponsorer as per the passport and the ID copy provided.
    • It must be addressed to the respective diplomatic mission.

    Without the sponsorship letter and an improper proof of your financial means, there are chances that your visa may get rejected. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Income Tax Returns

      The proof of income tax returns must match the provided parameters

    • It must be provided with a legitimate documentary proof of the payment of income tax.

    One cannot leave the country if they do not provide appropriate proof of tax payment. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Educational Documents

      Educational documents are obligatory for certain visas. They must follow the given criteria

    • It must be the highest qualification certificate provided as per the consular's requirement.

    Including some of the short term visas, without educational documents you will be granted a student visa or a work visa. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Covering Letter From Applicant

      The covering letter provided by the visa applicant should be acceptable based on the following guidelines

    • It must mention other details as well as per the Consular's request.
    • It must mention the accommodation details of the applicant.
    • It must mention the person who will be bearing all the expenses during the trip, if not travelling alone.
    • It must specify the traveller's relationship with the fellow travellers if not travelling alone.
    • It must clearly specify the traveller's purpose of visit.
    • It must mention the travel dates as per the invitation letter or the booked flight tickets.
    • It must mention all the details as per the passport.

    Covering letter is the first document that is seen by the consular. If the covering letter is not appropriate, it may cause your visa to get rejected as well. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Hotel Voucher

      It should be submitted as per the following

    • It must be provided to ratify the purpose of visit and as proof of accommodation as well.

    If you are staying in a hotel during your time in another country, a hotel voucher must be provided as proof of accommodation.

  • Bank Statement

      The Bank statement is a mandatory document and it should meet the following criteria

    • original personal Bank statements for last 6-months updated with bank seal & sign on each and every page with healthy balance
    • It must be original and should have the bank's stamp and signature on every page.

    If the Bank Statement doesn't show enough funds or shows irrelevant expenditure, it could lead to visa rejection on financial means. Professional visa consultation is recommended.


For detailed information, Please go through Portugal Student Visa - Definitive Guide

Eligibility for getting Portugal Study Visa:

In order to be eligible to travel to the country on a visa, you will have to meet the following eligibility criteria.

  1. Be a genuine traveller-You must have a valid and good intention behind travelling to the country.

  2. Eligible to bear all expenses -You must possess sufficient funds to support yourself and any dependents throughout the stay.

  3. Reasons to return - You must have strong ties in your home country that will ensure that you will return after your stay.

  4. Be of good character - You must have a clean criminal track record and be of good character. You may have to provide PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) for the same.

  5. Be in good health -You must at least meet the minimum health requirements required by the authorities.

Visa Fees for Portugal Study Visa:

Entry Stay Duration Validity Fees
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 6806.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 6806.0

*Important Note:

Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted, so It's recommonded to get the professional visa consultation. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your visa application .

Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care. However, regulations and requirements are subject to change.

To know all details like process, eligibility, fees etc. Please refer Portugal Student Visa

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