Portugal simplifies the visa issuance process

April 01, 2015
Fast-tracked Portugal visa issuance process

On the eve of the inauguration of visa section in Unified Visa Applications Center, Dr. Manuel Carvalho, the Ambassador of Portugal to Saudi Arabia, stated that the country invites everyone including foreign nationals residing in the Kingdom.

The country is about to link with 14 overseas nations, which are under the processing cooperation system of VFS Global visa. Mentioning that the country has accepted 15 million travelers previous year, Carvalho stated that the novel streamlined system for granting visas is set to raise the no. of travelers to Portugal for both tourism, as well as business purposes.

With the rising demand for Portugal visas by Saudis, they have to satisfy the people's expectations and criteria via a simplified visa procedure, Carvalho reported to Arab News. As such, they have contracted the application process of visa to VFS Global.

Individuals who wish to file a Schengen visa application to Portugal will be now able to do this at the center administered by VFS Global in Riyadh.

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