Depending on the purpose of your travel to Portugal, there are different types of visas that will apply to the occasion.
Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study, or work and reside in Portugal permanently, you will have to apply for a different Portuguese Schengen Visa, accordingly.
General required documents for a Portuguese Visa Application:
Download the Visa application form, fill it completely and with sincerity. You can also fill the Portugal Schengen Visa application form electronically and then print a hard copy.
2 photos must be attached; the photo should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background. Learn more about photo requirements and specifications for a Portuguese Visa.
Your passport and copies of your previous visas – valid for at least 3 months beyond the return date – are required. Your passport must have at least two blank pages.
A copy of your return ticket reservation. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required
Schengen Travel Insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000 € coverage within Portugal and the entire Schengen area
A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Portugal and itinerary
Booked Flight Itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Portugal
Hotel Booking Reservation for the whole duration of the intended stay in Portugal
Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)
Means of subsistence – Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Portugal.
How to Apply for a Portugal Tourist Visa?
Download and complete the Portugal Visa Application Form.
Collect the required documents.
Make an appointment to submit the documents at the Portuguese Embassy.
Pay the Portugal Tourist Visa application fee.
Show up on the day of your appointment, along with your documents.
How can I get Schengen visa from Ghana?
What do I need to do? You must submit a passport or other travel document issued within the last 10 years. This must have at least 2 blank pages and be valid for at least another 3 months after the date you intend to leave the Schengen area. You must submit a completed and signed visa application form.