Extending Stay in Portugal

Temporary stay visa on special grounds, specifically to comply with international commitments within the scope of the WTO and of other agreements Portugal is party to, under the right of freedom to provide services
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
  • Evidence of sufficient means of subsistence, as per the provisions of Order number 1563/2007, of 11/12
  • Evidence that the applicant has adequate accommodation
  • Permission for checking criminal records, where the stay is intended to exceed 90 days (except people under 16 years old)
  • Return travel ticket, or, in duly proven and well-documented situations, booking travel arrangements with clear return date, where the stay is intended to exceed 90 days
  • Documentary evidence of the exceptional grounds invoked, specifically the fulfilment of international commitments within the scope of the World Trade Organizations, under the right of freedom to provide services
 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
  • The validity of the visa for temporary stay, including the respective extension of stay may not exceed one year
  • 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 44 OF THE REGULATORY DECREE N.84/07 OF 05/11, AS AMENDED

ORDER NUMBER 1563/2007, OF 11/12