News and Updates

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    01 April 2019

    Important update for Family Reunification visa applicants

    Please click here for information on the acceptance of visa applications for Family Reunification between 08 April 2019 and 20 May 2019.

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    10 July 2018

    The visa application centre in Islamabad will be closed on 12 and 13 July 2018

    The Islamabad visa application centre, currently located at 14-B Sadiq Plaza, G9 Markaz, will be closed on 12 and 13 July 2018. The Islamabad visa application centre will re-open on Monday 16 July 2018 in a new location in Islamabad. Please visit our Contact Us page for the location of the new centre.

  • 14 June 2018

    Visa application are not accepting applications until further notice

    The visa application centres in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore are not accepting any applications for Portugal visas at this time. If you wish to apply for a Portugal visa please contact the Embassy of Portugal who will guide you accordingly.

  • 14 November 2017

    Important information for Lahore applicants

    All persons applying for a Portugal visa in Lahore should note that due to adverse weather conditions there will be an additional delay of one day in the transportation of application files to the Embassy of Portugal in Islamabad. This delay also applies to applications that have been processed by the Embassy and returned to Gerry’s. This delay will continue throughout the winter season and normal service will resume as soon as possible.

  • 28 August 2017

    Important information about appointment requirements

    With immediate effect the following applicants do not require an appointment to apply for a Portugal visa at one of the visa application centres:

    •  family reunification applicants that are in possession of a letter from Immigration and Borders Service / Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF);
    • Visa applicants who hold a Portuguese marriage certificate


  • 28 August 2017

    VAC closures for Eid ul Azha

    Please note that the visa application centres will remain closed on Friday 01 September 2017 and Monday 04 September 2017.

  • 25 January 2017

    Appointments for student and family reunion applicants

    Applicants applying to go to Portugal for studies and family reunion can now book appointments to submit their applications at the visa application centres. An appointment can be booked via the Schedule an Appointment link on this website, or by calling 0900 07860 (from a landline) or 9999 (from a mobile). All other applicants must continue to obtain approval from the Embassy of Portugal.

  • 6 September 2016

    The VACs will be closed for Eid Ul Azha from 12 September 2016 to 14 September 2016

    The Portugal visa application centres will be closed for the submission of applications from Monday 12 September 2016 to Wednesday 14 September 2016.

  • 27 July 2016

    Important information on booking an appointment

    The Portugal Visa Application Centre is currently unable to accept any applications unless permission has been obtained in advance from the Embassy of Portugal. Applicants are advised to write to the Embassy of Portugal seeking to obtain permission to apply at the VAC as those who attend the VAC without permission from the Embassy will not be allowed to submit their application.

  • 30 July 2016

    The VACs will be closed for Eid ul Fitr from 6 July 2016 to 8 July 2016.

    The visa application centres will be closed for applications from 6 July 2016 to 8 July 2016.

  • 17 May 2016

    VAC opening hours during Ramadan

    During the month of Ramadan the VAC will be open from 09:00 to 15:00. The passport collection timing will be from 09:00 to 13:00. There will be no change to the submission timing.

  • 10 May 2016

    The visa application centres are not accepting applications until further notice

    The Portugal visa application centres are unable to accept any new applications until further notice following an instruction from the Embassy. If you have an appointment already booked please contact us before traveling to the VAC.

  • 01 March 2016

    Please note that all applicants are requested to submit previous passports when applying as it assists the Embassy in processing the application.

  • 02 February 2016

    From 3 February 2016 an appointment is required to attend a visa application centre

    Applicants will be required from 3 February 2016 to have an appointment before they visit one of the VACs. Applicants who do not hold an appointment will not be allowed in the application centre. Please go to the ‘Schedule an Appointment’ link or call our call centre for assistance in booking an appointment.

  • 22 December 2015

    The Portugal Visa Application Centres will be closed on 24, 25, 31 December 2015 and 1 January 2016.

    • The Visa Application Centres will be closed on 24, 25 and 31 December 2015,and closed on 1 January 2016 for New Year’s Day.