Portugal is a myriad of many happy things: sun, sea, and sand. Tourists who came, saw and was conquered by the relaxed Portuguese vibe would say that it has many interesting places that are genuinely off the beaten path. The country has a rich history, distinct architecture, and getting lost in Portugal with a bottle of beer in hand is a highly recommended adventure.

Tourist hotspots in Portugal are Lisbon, Porto, the Algarve, Coimbra, Madeira, Douro Valley, Porto Santo Island and Alentejo. Lisbon attracts tourists like a bee to a flower. Lisbon, the capital of Portugal is considered one of Europe’s most attractive and cosmopolitan cities which is closely linked with the sea. However, the growing interest in Porto is due to its reputation as a wine region and its shopping district.

How can I go to Portugal as a Tourist?

A non-visa exempt citizen like Filipinos has to apply for a Schengen Visa. This type of visa allows a traveler to visit one or more Schengen Member States, for a stay up to 90 days within a six-month period.

What are the requirements?
-Passport photo
-Documents showing financial capacity to sustain tourists stay in Portugal
-Other supporting documents that establish the identity of the applicant
-Travel insurance

Where would I file my application?

Tourist visa applicant is advised to submit his/her completed application form along with supporting documents to the closest Portugal Embassy/Consulate in the country where he/she is at.

When is the processing time?

Processing time may take about 1 month from the time application was lodged.