Embassy of Portugal in Turkey

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Important information about visas and consular affairs here.

Important Information

Concerning visas and other consular issues here.

Ruben Bettencourt at the Istanbul International Guitar Festival

The Istanbul International Guitar Festival, which this year celebrates its 6th edition, between May 20 and 24, counts for the first time with a Portuguese participation.

The Portuguese participation in the festival has the support of the Portuguese Embassy.

Ruben Bettencourt has a solid artistic career and won 24 international competitions, being the Portuguese record holder of awards in one year - 2012, 6 prizes - will perform in Istanbul, May 23,  at  the concert hall of the Maltepe University, partner of the organization.

For more information about the festival, see:


Know more about Ruben Bettencourt here.

Consultation of the Electoral Roll

Dear Portuguese Citizens,

According to the provisions stated on the article 56 of the Law n.º 47/2018 of 13th August, regarding the legal regime of voters registration, the electoral roll, containing the list of voters registered in Ankara, is available for consultation at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Portugal in Ankara and at the Honorary Consulate in Istanbul.


The Census Commission

 "The Dead and the Others" at the Istanbul International Film Festival

cartaz fest cinema IST 2019

The 38th edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival, organized by the Foundation for Culture and Art of Istanbul (IKSV), will take place in Istanbul on April 5-6.

The Portuguese participation in the festival has the support of the Portuguese Embassy in Ankara.

NOTICE - Elections 2019

In 2019, the elections will take place for the European Parliament and for the Assembly of the Republic in Portugal.

Acting upon numerous appeals, voiced by so many in the Portuguese communities’ abroad who wished to participate in Portugal’s political life, the procedure for the electoral registry was simplified. Registration is now automatically promoted, according to the address indicated on the Citizen Card, under conditions of equality with the Portuguese citizens who reside in national territory.

In order to check where you are registered, you may use the voter registration portal, www.recenseamento.mai.gov.pt, or request the information from the census commission (Consulate or Consular Section, abroad) of the area of ​​residence indicated on your Citizen Card.

Alternatively, you can also check the voting venue by sending an SMS to the number 3838 (if you have a Portuguese mobile phone), typing the following message:

RE <space> Civil identification number without check digit <space> date of birth YYYYMMDD

Example: RE 1444880 19531007 and dial 3838.

Additional information:

  • If you find an error or lapse in the information regarding your census, you must notify the Census Commission / Consulate / Consular Section or the electoral administration (AE) by e-mail to recenseamento@sg.mai.gov.pt or, by post, to Praça do Comércio, Ala Oriental, 1149-015, Lisboa, Portugal.

  • In the election for the Assembly of the Republic, you have the possibility to vote by post (as in the past) and now (for the first time), also, in person at your Consulate or Consular Section. If you choose to cast your vote in person, you must communicate such option to your census commission (Consulate or Consular Section) until the day the election are officially schedule (the said communication must be done personally: you will have to go – physically – to the Consulate or Consular Section).

  • Portuguese citizens registered abroad may, at any time, request the cancellation of their registration in the electoral registry, at their census post, unless it is suspended due to an electoral act, which will occur within the 60 days before the election date.

  • If you have been notified by the electoral administration (A.E.), informing you of your registration abroad (RE), and do not intend to be registered, you can return the said notification, duly signed in the field made available for that purpose. The RE is voluntary.

  • Voters registered in the national territory, who are displaced abroad, may vote in advance, provided that they meet one of the following criteria:

  1. By inherence of public duties;

  2. By inherence of private duties;

  3. When displaced abroad in official representation of a national team, organized by a sporting federation with public utility status;

  4.  Students, researchers, professors and research fellows displaced abroad in higher education institutions, research or equivalent units recognized by the competent ministry;

  5. Patients in treatment abroad;

  6. Those living or accompanying the voters mentioned in the preceding paragraphs.

The right to vote for those who fulfill one of these criteria shall be exercised at the diplomatic, consular or external delegations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between the 12th and 10th days prior to the election day.

National Commission for Human Rights - Plan of Activities for 2019

The Plan of Activities for 2019 of the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) is already available in Portuguese and English.

The Plan of Activities goal is to plan and provide a strategic vision of the work of the CNDH for the year 2019 and aims to ensure a better quality and effectiveness of the work of the Commission and the fulfillment by Portugal of its internationally assumed human rights obligations.

The Plan of Activities can be consulted here.

More information on the work of the CNDH here.



Embassy and Consular Section

Kırlangıç Sokak, n.º 39 Gaziosmanpaşa (GOP), Çankaya

Ankara 06700




Telef.: (+90) 312 405 41 01/09

Fax: (+90) 312 446 36 70

Consular Section


Telef.: (+90) 312 405 60 28/29 - Ext. 11/ Ext. 12/ Ext. 15

Fax: (+90) 312 437 38 44

Emergency phone - land line (24/7)

(+351) 217 929 714

Emergency phone - GSM (24/7)

(+351) 96 170 64 72 or (+90) 532 605 13 57 

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