News And Updates

  • 10 June 2019

    Regarding the notarized “Permission for minor to travel along or with one parent” which will be legalized by the Consulate of Portugal in Guangzhou, the Portuguese translation of “Permission” cannot be translated as “Authorization”, but instead it can be translated as “Declaration” or “Statement” etc., this applies to the Guangzhou Jurisdiction.

  • 13 April 2019

    Notice

    • Applicants of the Consulate General of Portugal in Guangzhou Jurisdiction should submit their applications to the Visa Application Centre in the province of their residence. For example, applicants with the proof of residency in Fujian or work in Fujian should submit their applications to the Visa Application Centre in Fuzhou.
    • Applicants reside in Guangxi and Hainan can submit their applications to the nearest Visa Application Centre.
  • 03 April 2019

    Notice

    Please be noted that we plan to hold an agent seminar at Guangzhou Joint Visa Application Centre (Austria, Poland and Portugal) on 09 April 2019, VAC will stop application submission as well as passport collection service for Austria, Poland and Portugal operations from 13:00, 09 April 2019. Applicants are advised to plan their submission /passport collection accordingly. Should you have any inquiries, please contact Guangzhou Joint Visa Application Centre.

  • 28 January 2019

    Kindly note that visa applicants who wish to renew their Portuguese residency cards have to go to Embassy or consulates and apply for temporary stay visas.

  • 04 January 2019

    Kindly note that notary certificates should be legalized by the Chinese MFA and a Portuguese Embassy/Consulate for applications which will be submitted to Portugal visa application centers in Beijing Jurisdiction.

  • 21 December 2018

    Portugal visa application center in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing will be closed on 24 December 2018, 25 December 2018, 31 December 2018 and 1 January 2019.

    Portugal visa application center in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing will be closed on 24 December 2018, 25 December 2018, 31 December 2018 and 1 January 2019 due to Christmas Holiday. Visa application submission, passport collection and call center enquiry service will not be available at Portugal visa application center in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

  • 03 December 2018

    Effective from 03 December 2018, Consulate General of Portugal in Guangzhou starts to process visa applications under its jurisdiction.. Guangzhou Consulate jurisdiction area covers Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hunan, and Fujian province. From 30 November 2018 onwards applications accepted in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, and Changsha Visa application Center will be processed by Consulate General of Portugal in Guangzhou.

  • 16 September 2018

    VAC Closure Notice

    Portugal Application Centre Guangzhou and Shenzhen will be closed on 17 September, 2018 due to Typhoon Mangkhut

  • 15 March 2018

    Kindly note that Portuguese Visa Application Centres in Beijing Jurisdiction (Beijing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Wuhan and Chengdu) will resume services from 16 March 2018 and Italian VACs in Beijing, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Fuzhou and Shenyang will stop accepting Portuguese visa applications going forward.

  • 05 March 2018

    Please kindly be informed that Portuguese Visa Application Centres in Beijing Jurisdiction (Beijing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Wuhan and Chengdu) suspend its services till further notice. Visa applicants can start submitting applications at Italian VACs in Beijing, Wuhan, Guangzhou,  Fuzhou and Shenyang since 12 March 2018.

  • 30 October 2017

    Kindly note that Portuguese Visa Application Centres in Shanghai Jurisdiction (Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing) will resume services from  30 October 2017 and Italian VACs in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing will stop accepting Portuguese visa applications going forward.

  • 25 October 2017

    Kindly note that Portuguese Visa Application Centres in Beijing Jurisdiction (Beijing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Wuhan and Chengdu) will resume services on 26 October 2017 and Italian VACs in Beijing, Wuhan, Shenyang, Guangzhou and Fuzhou will stop accepting Portuguese visa applications on the same day.

  • 18 October 2017

    Please kindly be informed that visa applicants can start submitting applications at Italian VACs in Beijing, Wuhan, Shenyang, Guangzhou and Fuzhou since 18 October 2017. Portuguese Visa Application Centres in Beijing Jurisdiction (Beijing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Wuhan and Chengdu) suspend its services till further notice. For Shanghai jurisdiction, applicants will submit their Portuguese Schengen visa applications at the Italian visa application center in Shanghai, Hangzhou & Nanjing since 18 October 2017 until further notice. For further clarifications please feel free to contact the call center during working hours.

  • 17 October 2017

    Due to internet access restrictions affecting the Consulate General of Portugal in Shanghai, the Portuguese Visa Application Centre in (Shanghai/Hangzhou/Nanjing) will temporarily suspend its services on 17 and 18 October 2017. Instructions on how to lodge applications after these dates will follow.

  • 16 October 2017

    Due to Internet access restrictions affecting the Embassy of Portugal in Beijing, Portuguese Visa Application Centres in Beijing Jurisdiction (Beijing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Wuhan and Chengdu) will temporary suspend its services on the 17 October 2017 and 18 October 2017.

    Instructions on the lodging of applications after those days will follow

  • 19 September 2017

    Due to high flow of visa application requests in the peak season, the estimated processing time for visas is longer than usual.

  • 23 August 2017

    Please kindly be informed that the Portugal visa application center in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing will stop operations from 11:00 onwards ONLY on the 31 August 2017. Operations will resume as usual from the 01 September 2017. Applicants who have a confirmed appointment for the 31 August 2017 are requested to visit the Portugal visa application centre between 8:00 to 11:00. Any inconvenience caused to you is highly regretted.

  • 14 July 2017

    Please kindly be informed that Joint Visa Application Center in Nanjing will be closed early on 19 July, 2017 at 11:30 as requested. We regret for the inconvenience.

  • 25 June 2017

    Please note that with effect from 01 June 2017, all individual applicants will be required to book an appointment to submit applications for a Portugal visa at application centers in Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou. To schedule an appointment, applicants may “Click Here” or visit “Schedule An Appointment” link on the website. There is no change in application submission process for ADS applications.

  • 14 April 2017

    The Embassy of Portugal in Beijing and Consulate General of Portugal in Shanghai are pleased to announce that Hangzhou Visa Application Centre will be launched on 14 April 2017.

  • 31 March 2017

    Portugal visa application centre in Shanghai and Nanjing will be closed on 3 April 2017 and 4 April 2017.

    Portugal visa application centre in Shanghai and Nanjing will be closed on 3 April 2017 and 4 April 2017 due to Tomb Sweeping Holiday.Visa application submission, passport collection and call centre enquiry service will not be available at Portugal visa application centre in Shanghai and Nanjing. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

  • 07 January 2017

    Notice on sharing of personal data-click here

  • 21 December 2016

    Portugal visa application centre in Shanghai and Nanjing will be closed on 26 December 2016.

    Portugal visa application centre in Shanghai and Nanjing will be closed on 26 December 2016.Visa application submission, passport collection and call centre enquiry service will not be available. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

  • 22 November 2016

    Portugal Visa Application Centres in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Wuhan, Chengdu and Fuzhou will be closed on 1 December and 8 December 2016.

    Portugal Visa Application Centres in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Wuhan, Chengdu and Fuzhou will be closed on 1 December and 8 December 2016 for Portuguese National Holiday. Visa application submission, passport collection and call centre enquiry service will not be available. Kindly arrange your visa application submission date accordingly. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

  • 14 November 2016

    Portugal visa application centre, Shanghai and Nanjing will be closed on 01 December and 8 December 2016.

    Portugal visa application centre, Shanghai and Nanjing will be closed on 1 December and 8 December 2016 for Portuguese National Holiday. Visa application submission, passport collection and call centre enquiry service will not be available. Kindly arrange your visa application submission date accordingly. Sorry for the inconvenience caused

  • 01 November 2016

    Please be careful of touts and agents when you visit the visa application centers.

    Please be careful of touts and agents when you visit the visa application centers. We have received reports that they offer their services claiming to be an officer of the visa application center and charge exorbitant prices for services which are either provided for free at the visa application center or at very nominal prices. 

    Please note that the visa application center or the Embassies do not endorse any agency or agents and cannot be held responsible for their actions.

  • 02 August 2016

    Closure notice on 2 August 2016 due to the highest alert of typhoon.

    Due to the highest alert of typhoon on 2 August 2016, Guangzhou Portugal Visa Application Center will be closed for a day. We apologize for any inconvenience that causes you.

  • 06 June 2016

    Portugal Visa Application Centre – Beijing/Guangzhou/Shenyang/Wuhan/Chengdu/Fuzhou will be closed on 10 June 2016.

    Portugal Visa Application Centre will be closed on 10 June 2016 (Friday), due to the National Day of Portugal . Visa application submission, passport collection and call centre enquiry service will not be available. Portugal Visa Application Centre will resume on 13 June 2016, Monday. Kindly arrange your visa application submission date accordingly. Sorry for the inconvenience that might be occurred.

  • 25 May 2016

    Portugal Visa Application Centre – Beijing/Guangzhou/Shenyang/Wuhan/Chengdu/Fuzhou will be closed on 26 May 2016.

    Portugal Visa Application Centre will be closed on 26 May 2016 (Thursday), due to the Corpus Christ Day. Visa application submission, passport collection and call centre enquiry service will not be available. Portugal Visa Application Centre will resume on 27 May 2016, Friday. Kindly arrange your visa application submission date accordingly. Sorry for the inconvenience that might be occurred.

  • 27 April 2016

    Please note that due to Inauguration of the Joint Visa Application Centre in Nanjing, we will be closed early at 12:00 on 29 April 2016. Any inconvenience caused is regretted.

  • 22 April 2016

    Portugal Visa Application Centre – Beijing/Guangzhou/Shenyang/Wuhan/Chengdu/Fuzhou/Shanghai/Nanjing will be closed on 25 April 2016.

    Portugal Visa Application Centre will be closed on 25 Arpil 2016 (Monday), due to the Freedom Day. Visa application submission, passport collection and call centre enquiry service will not be available. Portugal Visa Application Centre will resume on 26 April 2016, Tuesday. Kindly arrange your visa application submission date accordingly. Sorry for the inconvenience that might be occurred.

  • 10 April 2016

    The Embassy of Portugal in Beijing and Consulate General of Portugal in Shanghai are pleased to announce that Guangzhou Visa Application Centre will be launched on 5th April 2016

    The Embassy of Portugal in Beijing and Consulate General of Portugal in Shanghai are pleased to announce that Guangzhou Visa Application Centre will be launched on 5th April 2016, Shenyang/Wuhan/Chengdu Visa Application will be launched on 8th April 2016, and Fuzhou Visa Application will be launched on 15th April 2016.

  • 01 April 2016

    Portugal visa application centre Shanghai will be closed on 4 April 2016 for Tomb Sweeping Festival.

  • 1 April 2016

    Portugal Visa Application Centre - Beijing will be closed on 4 April 2016.

    Portugal Visa Application Centre will be closed on 4 Arpil 2016 (Monday), due to the Tomb-sweeping  Day. Visa application submission, passport collection and call centre enquiry service will not be available. Portugal Visa Application Centre will resume on 5 April 2016, Tuesday. Kindly arrange your visa application submission date accordingly. Sorry for the inconvenience that might be occurred.

  • 31 March 2016

    To make it more convenient for applicants to submit applications, 6 New Portugal VACs are going to be open in China.

    To make it more convenient for applicants to submit applications, 6 New Portugal VACs are going to be open in China. The opening time plan to be : 5 April 2016 Guangzhou VAC; 8 April 2016 Shengyang VAC and Wuhan VAC ;15 April 2016 Nanjing ,Chengdu and Fuzhou VAC.

  • 17 February 2016

    Portugal Visa Application Centre Beijing: starting from 22 February 2016

    Portugal Visa Application Centre Beijing: starting from 22 February 2016, all the refused Schengen visa applications need the applicant or his/her representative to come to the Visa Application Center to pick up the passport. You would also be requested to sign a notice which is going to be returned to the Embassy of Portugal in Beijing.

  • 2 February 2016

    Portugal Visa Application Centre - Beijing will be closed from 8 February 2016 - 12 February 2016 for Chinese Spring Festival.

    Portugal Visa Application Centre will be closed from 8 February -12 February 2016, due to the Chinese Spring Festival. Visa application submission, passport collection and call centre enquiry service will not be available. Portugal Visa Application Centre will resume on 15 February 2016, Monday. Kindly arrange your visa application submission date accordingly. Sorry for the inconvenience that might be occurred.

  • 22 December 2015

    Portugal Visa Application Centre - Beijing and Shanghai will be closed on 24 December 2015, 25 December 2015 and 31 December 2015.

    Portugal Visa Application Centre in Beijing and Shanghai will be closed on 24 December 2015, 25 December 2015 and 31 December 2015, due to the Christmas’s Day. Visa application submission, passport collection and call centre enquiry service will not be available. Kindly arrange your visa application submission date accordingly. Sorry for the inconvenience that might be occurred.

  • 07 December 2015

    Portugal Visa Application Centre - Beijing will be closed on 8 December 2015.

    Portugal Visa Application Centre will be closed on 8 December 2015 (Tuesday), due to the Immaculate Conception’s Day. Visa application submission, passport collection and call centre enquiry service will not be available. Portugal Visa Application Centre will resume on 9 December 2015, Wednesday. Kindly arrange your visa application submission date accordingly. Sorry for the inconvenience that might be occurred.

  • 08 October 2015

    Portugal Visa Application Centre - Beijing will not provide the service of visa application acceptance on 9 October 2015.

    Portugal Visa Application Centre will not accept any visa applications on 9 October 2015 (Friday). Passport collection and call centre enquiry service will remain available. Portugal Visa Application Centre will resume on 12 October 2015, Monday. Kindly arrange your visa application submission date accordingly. Sorry for the inconvenience that might be occurred.

  • 5 October 2015

    Portugal Visa Application Centre opening in Shanghai

    We are pleased to announce the opening in Shanghai of Portugal Visa Application centre on 12 October 2015 to facilitate applicants applying for Schengen visa for Portugal. Applicants are requested to apply directly to the Consulate General of Portugal in Shanghai, China for "D" visa i.e. Work visa, Student Visa, Family reunion visa.

  • 26 September 2015

    Portugal Visa Application Centre - Beijing will be closed between 1 October 2015 and 5 October 2015.

    Portugal Visa Application Centre will be closed between 1 October 2015 and 5 October 2015 (Wednesday~Monday), due to the celebration of Chinese National Day. Visa application submission, passport collection and call centre enquiry service will not be available. Portugal Visa Application Centre will resume on 6 October 2015, Friday. Kindly arrange your visa application submission date accordingly. Sorry for the inconvenience that might be occurred.

  • 28 August 2014

    We are pleased to announce the opening in Beijing of Portugal Visa Application centre on 25 August 2014 to facilitate applicants applying for Schengen visa for Portugal. Applicants are requested to apply directly to the Embassy of Portugal in Beijing, China for "D" visa i.e. Work visa, Student Visa, Family reunion visa.