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Visa Information in English

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Visa Information in English

1. If you hold a valid Portuguese residence permit, you do not need a visa if you stay in Germany under 90 days. Please note that you are not allowed to work during this time.

2. If you hold a valid Portuguese residence permit and you intend to stay for more than 90 days in Germany, you have to apply for a Long-term visa.

Please keep in mind that most categories of long term visas cannot be issued without the approval of the responsible local Immigration Authority in Germany; the visa can therefore only be issued once the German Embassy has received this approval.

For more detailed Information, please consult our information sheets in the section below.

If you do not find anything in regards to your specific question, please use the “formulário de contato” to send us your Question.


Visa appointments can only be set via e-mail. To get an appointment for a visa application at the German Embassy Lisbon, please contact us via e-mail and send all relevant documents in one e-mail. Please first consult our website and the links on our website to prepare the relevant documents. Please mention your name and the visa category you would like to apply for in the subject line of your e-mail.

Due to the high number of inquiries it can take some time until you receive an answer.

Visa applications can only be accepted by applicants with habitual residence in Portugal. Please note that your application can only be accepted if all documents are handed in personally at the time of the appointment.

The duration of the visa process varies depending on the category and on previous stays in Germany. If other authorities in Germany have to be involved in the process, this may also influence the processing time. We can give an estimate at the time of your appointment.



Information Sheets

Information in accordance with Art. 13 and 14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation)

General Data Protection Regulation

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