Extending Stay in Portugal

Special Visa
Documents Required

Applications for the extension of stay are submitted in any SEF’s directorate or regional delegation, on a standard form, signed by the applicant or his/her legal representative, or on-line, holding the necessary documentation as follows:

  • Two recent, identical photographs, in colour with blank background, and easily identifiable (only for appointments at Odivelas, Aveiro or Braga SEF bureau)
  • Passport or any other valid travel document
  • Whenever the applicant is a minor or legally disabled person, the application should be submitted and signed by his/her legal representative
  • Permission for checking criminal records , where the stay is intended to exceed 90 days (except for under 16 years old)
  • Proof of maintenance of sufficiency of means of subsistence, accommodation and transport document that ensures return, if requested when the visa was granted.
  • Documentary evidence as to the up keeping of the humanitarian reasons, or of the national interest, that led to its granting, ratified by the authority that decided for the granting of the visa
 Notes
  • Applications submitted on-line do not relieve the applicant from collecting biometric data and the affixing of SEF’s sticker, by scheduling into one of its Service Bureaus
  • Extension of stay may not exceed 60 days
  • Extension of stay of a Special Visa is granted exclusively for the Portuguese territory
  • Applications for extending the period of stay shall not be granted where delivered more than 30 days after the term of the authorized period of stay
  • The following administrative offences apply: Article 192 of the Aliens Act (Illegal Stay); Article 197 of the Aliens Act (No entry declaration); Article 199 of the Aliens Act (No travel document).
 Fees

ARTICLES 71 AND 72 OF THE ALIENS ACT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ARTICLE 48 OF THE REGULATORY DECREE N.84/07 OF 05/11, AS AMENDED

ORDER NUMBER 1563/2007, OF 11/12