Embassy of Portugal in Beijing processes Portugal Schengen Visa [short-stay visa] applications and Portugal Residence Permit [long-stay visa] applications.
A bit about Portugal
An Iberian Peninsula country bordering Spain, Portugal encompasses an area of 92,212 kilometers-square and is inhabited by 10.31 million residents.
Portugal is defined by cobblestone villages, medieval castles, and golden beaches. The country is inextricably linked with the Atlantic Ocean and boasts coastline spanning well over 800 kilometers. Lisbon is the capital city that enjoys a marvelous and captivating location near the Tagus River.
Portugal interior melds vast plains of sun-baked regions with the northern mountain ranges. The country’s beaches are labeled as best in Europe blessed with shallow and warm waters and flank picturesque coves.
Besides, Portugal is also characterized by stone-built villages, cosmopolitan cities, bewitching towns, history-rich museums, gothic architecture, and monasteries. And traveling to Portugal can also mean a visit to the verdant, subtropical island of Madeira – the “Garden Isle” – or the isolated, but tranquil Azores archipelago.
Portugal is also part of the Schengen Area and hence; an itinerant requires to apply for Portugal Schengen Visa at Embassy of Portugal in Beijing if he/she wants to stay in the country for a period not exceeding the 90-day threshold.
Jurisdiction of Embassy of Portugal in Beijing
All provinces in the People’s Republic of China, except the provinces which belong to the Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong Jurisdictions.
Visa Application Process at Embassy of Portugal in Beijing
Follow our step-by-step guide to lay your hands on Portugal Schengen Visa.
Step 1: The Website
As stated a couple of times earlier, the visa application process continues to change as a diplomatic mission, including the Embassy of Portugal in Beijing, introduce changes in requirements in accord with contemporary times. So, visit the official website of the embassy to know all-about rapidly changing visa rules.
Step 2: Consular Section
Once the home page is fully loaded, click on the ‘Consular Section’ to proceed with the Portugal Schengen Visa application.
Step 3: Collect Visa Docs
For Portugal Schengen Visa application, the itinerant will submit the following documents:
Visa application form signed and accompanied by a passport-size photograph with the following specifications: neutral background, 3.5 ×4.5 cm, dating from the last 6 months.
Passport valid for no less than three months from the date of termination of the visa applied for with a copy of identification pages and previous visas issued.
Biometric data: The itinerant will submit his biometric data comprising a scan of ten fingers and face picture.
Flight Reservation for Portugal Schengen Visa application: A roundtrip flight reservation encompassing personal details and details about proposed flight routes, arrival and departure dates, the reservation code, and IATA codes.
Travel Medical Insurance for Portugal Schengen Visa: The itinerant is bound to attach travel medical insurance with the Schengen Visa application. But before securing insurance from any company or dealer, inquire the following things:
Is it valid in the whole Schengen Area?
Does it cover the cost of repatriation?
Does it provide minimum medical insurance of USD 50,000 or EUR 30, 000?
If not, then don’t avail the insurance as the aforementioned points are mandatory requirements for availing medical insurance for Schengen Visa application.
Hotel Bookings for Schengen Visa application: Hotel Bookings for Portugal Schengen Visa application is a document entailing details of the hotel (s) where accommodation facility has been availed by making an advance payment in this regard.
Like flight reservation and travel medical insurance, a hotel booking for the Schengen Visa application is also a mandatory document, the absence of which means rejection of your visa.
Proof of solvency of applicant: This includes a bank statement from the last three to six months, with A4 photocopies or printouts, no deposits.
For retired persons: Proof of pension or other source of income.
For minors: Consent letter signed by parents.
Means of subsistence: As per laws crafted by the European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Norwegian Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 40 euros per day.
The foreigner who enters Portuguese territory should be able to provide 75 euros as well.
Original “Hukou” with photocopies of all the pages (no translation, only for Chinese nationals).
For Non-Chinese visa applicant: a copy of a valid Chinese residence permit, the validity must be up to 90 days after completion of the intended trip to Schengen Area.
Income tax declaration for the last two assessment years.
If Sponsored: Proof of Sponsorship.
No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the company or educational institution.
Leave permission from the company or educational institution.
Step 4: Appear For Interview
After collecting documents, submit them to the Embassy of Portugal in Beijing. Then you will appear for an interview at the embassy.
Step 5: Collect Your Visa
If everything goes as per plan, you will be issued Portugal Schengen Visa within the duration of 15 days. The itinerant can collect it personal capacity or can receive it via post.