Embassy of Portugal in Turkey

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Consular Section of the Embassy of Portugal in Ankara

Contacts

Kirlangiç Sokak, no. 39 - Gaziosmanpaşa (GOP), Çankaya - 06700 Ankara

Phones: (+90) 312 405 60 28/29 (monday to friday, 09.00-13:00 / 14:00-17.00)

Fax: (+90) 312 437 38 44

e-mail: sconsular.ankara@mne.pt


Hours of Consular Services

Portuguese Affairs (please take an appointment first)

9.30 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 16.00 (weekdays)     

Visa Application (please take an appointment first)

9.30-12.30 (weekdays)

Please send an e-mail to sconsular.ankara@mne.pt to take an appointment.

Delivery of Passports

15.00-16.00 (weekdays) 

ATTENTION: Applicants should prepare and confirm that they have all the necessary documents before coming to the appointment. Please do not forget to check the Portuguese and Turkish holidays HERE.


Power of Attorney

Certifications

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Our Consular Section certifies the documents given by Turkish authorities, only after the certification of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.

According to the Vienna Convention, “Apostille” of the Governorship will be sufficient for Portuguese translation of a Turkish document made by a sworn translator and certified by the Notary.


Visas

VISA INFORMATION SYSTEM (VIS): Improving visa procedures and facilitating travel - further information and FAQs here.

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Rollout of the Schengen Visa Information System in Turkey

Temporary Stay Visa

Schengen visa - Find here important information

The Schengen Area

A uniform Schengen visa allows third-country nationals subject to visa requirement to enter or transit through the territory of every country composing the Schengen area. Such visas are referred to as uniform in view of the fact that the respective regulation is common to all Convention Implementing the Shengen Agreement (CISA) Member States. They are aimed at intended short-term stays in the territory of the Member States with a duration of no more than three months and are usually conferred for purposes of tourism. A long stay visa is regulated in the framework of the existing national legislation and may be either for temporary stays or for residence, according to the length of the stay. Such visas allow their holder to remain in Portugal for the intended purpose: e. g. study, internship, work or medical treatment. In general, a temporary stay visa is valid for 3 months and multiple entries. A residence visa is usually valid for 2 entries and 4 months, after which its holder must have obtained a residence permit.   

Transit Visa and Short Stay / Multiple Entry Visa are all designated “Schengen Visas”. These can be valid for one or more States that form part of the Schengen Convention Agreement of 14 of June 1985, signed in Schengen on 19 of June 1990. (States included: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden).

  • This visa entitles foreigners who are travelling from one Third State to another Third State to pass through the territories of the Contracting Parties.
  • This visa may be issued for one, two or exceptionally several transits, provided that the duration in each case does not exceed five days.
  • This visa entitles foreigners who seek to enter the territories of the Contracting Parties, for reason other than immigration, to pay a continuous visit or several visits, the duration of which does not exceed three months in any half-year from the date of first entry. As a general rule, this visa may be issued for one or several entries.
  • In the case of foreigners who need to travel frequently to one of several Schengen States, for example on business, short-stay visas may be issued for several visits, provided that the total length of these visits does not exceed three months in any half-year. This multiple entry visa may be valid for one year, and in exceptional cases, for more than a year for certain categories of persons.

For more information send an e-mail to sconsular.ankara@mne.pt

For all the information concerning Schengen visas please visit http://www.secomunidades.pt/vistos

The Schengen Information System concerns you. Know your rights!

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Find a Term of Responsability here.

Find the Aplication Form here.

In order to access information about your rights, please visit also the website of the Portuguese Data Protection Authority

Short Stay / Multiple Entry Visa

To get an appointment please send an e-mail to sconsular.ankara@mne.pt address. 

Documents Required for Schengen Visa

General Requirements

List of Supporting Documents for Schengen Visa Applications with the Purpose: TOURISM

(1) Flight / travel reservations or other proof of intended transport

(2) Evidence of hotel bookings or travel plan

(3) Proof of means of subsistence: e.g.

– bank account statement on the account turnover during the last three months, and

– proof of regular income e.g. salary slips of the last three months (or similar)

(4) The following documents shall be presented by either of the categories:

(a) If the applicant is employed:

– letter from employer and/or approval for leave

– SGK (social security) registration document and SGK

(b) If the applicant is a farmer

– farmer certificate issued by a chamber of agriculture

(c) If applicant is employed by or owner of a private company

– the company registration in the chamber of commerce and a copy of the bulletin of the trade register

– statement of taxes payment

(d) If the applicant is retired:

– proof of pension (either bank account statement or pensioner booklet)

(e) If the applicant is a student:

– student certificate)

(f) If the applicant is a minor/under age 18 and travelling alone or with one parent or

legal guardian only:

– Public notary approved statement from his/her parents (this condition shall not apply if the travelling parent is a single parent or holds the parental authority alone)

List of Supporting Documents for Schengen Visa Applications with the Purpose:: STUDY OR PARTICIPATION IN

EU EDUCATION, TRAINING OR RESEARCH PROGRAMMES

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The following documents regarding the purpose of the visit shall be presented by either of the categories:

(a) For study purpose:

– invitation and/or guarantee according to national legislation (Note: there is further information and links to downloadable forms on the websites of Member States' embassies and consulates)

(b) For EU education, training, or research programmes:

– original of the invitation letter from the university or research centre

– letter from the Turkish National Agency (Centre for EU Education and Youth Programmes) or TÜBITAK identifying that the individual applying for visa is supported by an European Union Programme.

 

List of Supporting Documents for Schengen Visa Applications with the Purpose:: VISIT TO FAMILY OR FRIENDS

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 - Proof of the existence of family relations (Tam Tekmil Vukuatli Nüfus Kayit Örnegi)

-  Proof of sponsorship and/or accommodation

– Invitation and/or guarantee according to national legislation (Find a Term of Responsability here.)

List of Supporting Documents for Schengen Visa Applications with the Purpose:: BUSINESS VISITS

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-  For attendance to a fair the entry card or documents about participation.

List of Supporting Documents for Schengen Visa Applications with the Purpose:: ATTENDING CULTURAL OR

SPORTS EVENTS OR CONFERENCES

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- The following documents regarding the purpose of the visit, for either of the

categories:

(a) For cultural events or conferences:

– an invitation from the organiser of the event or/the contract concluded by the

cultural service provider or/invitation to a creative work.

(b) For sporting events:

– invitation from the sports club/sports federation or/accreditation confirming the

participation in the sport event.

– certificate from the sending sports club or sport federation

List of Supporting Documents for Schengen Visa Applications with the Purpose:: TRUCK DRIVING TO AND/OR

THROUGH SCHENGEN AREA

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(1) Guarantee from the company and UND (road transport association), if the company

is a member.

(2) Company drivers list.

(3) SGK (social security) registration document , SGK "hizmet dökümü" and past SGK

payments list for the driver.

(4) Company registry in the Chamber of Commerce.

 (5) C2 certificate (export permission).

(6) National and international driving licence of the driver.

(7) Invitation or business partnership certificate from a company in the EU.

Documents Required for National Visa

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General Requirements

  •  1 visa application form (Link)  (can be provided by the Consular Section at the Embassy of Portugal);
  •  2 recent photographs;
  •  A valid passport (valid for at least 3 months after the end of the planned journey);
  •  Residence Card should be valid for at least three months after returning to the country of residence;
  •  Flight Reservation;
  •  Documents in relation to accommodation;
  •  If attending conference , meeting etc --- an invitation from a firm or an authority to attend meetings, conferences or events;
  •  Certificate of Criminal Record and a sworn translation of the Criminal Record to English or Portuguese;
  •  Letter from the employer with recent pay slips or proof of business;
  •  Proof of financial means in the country of residence: e.g. recent bank statements or Letter of Undertaking;
  •  If visiting family or friends - Invitation Letter from Portugal and Term of Responsibility Form filled and signed by the inviting person;  recent bank accounts of the inviting person;
  •  Medical / Health Insurance valid throughout the territory of the Member States and cover the entire period (including one day before and one day after) of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30.000;
  •  If married to an EU national, International Marriage Certificate, as well as the photocopy of the spouse’s passport;
  •  Photocopies of passport and the ID Card.
  •  Visa fee of 267 Turkish Liras.

Extra Requirements for Study Visa

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  •  A certificate of enrolment at an educational establishment in Portugal for the purposes of attending vocational or theoretical courses within the framework of basic and further training;
  •  Student cards or certificates of the courses to be attended;
  •  Letter from Home University;
  •  If an Erasmus student does not have a scholarship, Letter of Undertaking;
  •  Erasmus Exchange students are fee exempt.

Extra Requirements for Work Visa

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  •  Working contract approved by the Portuguese Ministry of Labor (IEFP).

Extra Requirements for Family Reunion

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  •   The application for Family Reunion must be previously requested from the Office of Foreigners and Borders. www.sef.pt.

Long Stay Visas

Visas such as Residence Visa and Temporary Stay Visas are valid only for Portugal

Residence Visa

  • Allows the stay for a 4 month period in order to lodge residence;
  • This visa type is for stays of a year or more.
  • For subordinate work (employment contract or promise of employment contract; statement of the Portuguese Employment and Training Institute (IEFP – Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional) confirming that the employment offer is included in the legal defined quota; statement that proves the skills to exercise a profession, when regulated in Portugal;
  • For the pursuit of independent professional activity or for enterprising immigrants (contract of association or proposal of contract to provide services within the independent professions; document issued by the competent authority stating that the person has the skills to work in national territory; statement regarding the performance or the intention of performing an operation investment in national territory with economic, social, scientific, technological or cultural relevance; certificate that the person has made operation investments or has the available financial resources in national territory to do it);
  • For the pursuit of scientific research, teaching activity in higher education institution and highly qualified activity (employment contract, contract of service or scholarship).
  • For study, student exchange, professional internship or volunteering (statement issued by the education institution stating that the student is registered in the school; certificate of reception by a family; or certificate of housing. Non paid internship: document issued by a company or recognized training institution; internship program; training contract; internship calendar. Study in higher education institutions: document issued by an education institution stating that the student was admitted or has the conditions required to be admitted. Volunteering: document certificating that the person has been admitted in an officially recognized volunteering organization in Portugal.
  • For higher education mobility programmes (This visa is for third-countries nationals that reside as higher education students in a Member State and want to apply for Portugal in order to continue an already initiated study programme or to complete it with another one: certificate of participation in a community or bilateral interchange programme or a certification that the person was admitted as student in a Member State for a period of at least 2 years; certificate issued by the education institution stating that the student was admitted or has the conditions required to be admitted)
  • For family reunion (The family reunification application shall be required first in Aliens and Border Service (SEF- Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras – see www.sef.pt;
  • For pensioners, clergy and people with earnings (certificate from the Church or Community to whom the person belongs, if the institution is recognized by the Portuguese legal order; document certificating the earnings received);
  • Allows the stay for a 4 month period with multiple entries;
  • This visa type is for stays a year or below.
  • To pursuit scientific research, teaching activity in higher education institution and highly qualified activity (employment contract, contract of service or scholarship of less than one year);
  • To get a temporary subordinate employment or self-employment (employment contract or promise of employment contract (6 months); statement of the Portuguese Employment and Training Institute (IEFP – Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional) that the promise or contract concerns the supply available for third country nationals (subordinate work); partnership agreement or provision of services under self-employment);
  • In case of transfer of workers between countries within the World Trade Organization (WTO) to provide services or training (documents certifying the transfer from the same company or group of companies – This visa applies to associates or subordinate employees for at least 1 year that are: senior management with decision making powers; specific technical essential in the business; employees who intend to receive training);
  • To pursuit amateur sports activity (document from the competent federation confirming the sports activity; statement of responsibility signed by the association or sports club on housing, health spending and costs by returning to the country of origin);
  • To remain in the country for longer than three months in duly substantiated cases, namely the implementation of international commitments (proof of exceptional situation; contract of services; skills certificate);
  • For medical treatment in official or officially recognized health facilities (medical report; certificate issued by an official or officially recognized health facility assuring hospitalization or outpatient treatment);
  • To accompany a family member submitted to medical treatment (proof of family ties; medical report; certificate issued by an official health facility or officially recognized one assuring hospitalization or outpatient treatment). 

 


Evaluation of the Consular Services

Please send us your opinion about the way you have been served and how consular services have been provided. Your opinion is valuable so as to identify what is being done well and what needs to be improved.

Similarly, we would also like to know your opinion about the support provided by Honorary Consulates.

Send your comments to the e-mail sconsular.ankara@mne.pt or send your letters to Kırlangıç Sokak, No. 39, 06700, Gaziosmanpaşa, ANKARA.


Important Information for holders of special and service passport

Schengen visas for Portugal no longer required from 30 March 2011

The Embassy of Portugal in Ankara is pleased to announce that, with effect from 30th March 2011, holders of Turkish Special (green) and Service (grey) Passports are no longer require Schengen visas for entry to Portugal, under the Agreement between the Portuguese Republic and the Republic of Turkey on the Suppression of Visas for Holders of Service and Special Passports, signed on 14 July 2010.


Residents in Istanbul and the surrounding areas - Representation Agreement with the General Consulate of Hungary in Istanbul

The Embassy of Portugal in Ankara is pleased to announce that, starting from 15th March 2011, the Consulate General of Hungary in Istanbul is competent to accept Schengen visa applications from resident citizens living in Istanbul and the surrounding areas, that wish to travel to Portugal, under an agreement recently concluded between the Embassies of Portugal and Hungary in Ankara. The documents necessary to be enclosed to the Schengen visa application will remain the same as those listed on the website of the Embassy of Portugal in Ankara. For nationalities for which consultation is required, the consultation will be executed by the representing state (Hungary). The visa fee will be charged by the Hungarian authorities. The Consular Section of the Portuguese Embassy in Ankara continues to accept all visa applications in the normal way. This agreement is aimed to ease the visa application process for those who reside in Istanbul and the surrounding areas.

The General Consulate of Hungary in Istanbul is located in Metrocity Millenium A Blok, KAT. 6 Büyükdere Cad. No. 171 1. Levent 34330, Istanbul.

Phone: +90 212 317 92 14

Fax: +90 212 296 82 48

E-mail: mission.ist@mfa.hu