Portugal Visas

To obtain the visa to enter the People’s Republic of China, you must go to the Consular Section, located at Rua de São Caetano 2, Lapa, in Lisbon. The visa can be requested from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12pm; you can pick up the passports with the visas from Monday to Friday, 9am to 12pm and from 15pm to 17pm. The visa issue takes 4 working days.

The Consular Section does not accept visa applications via mail. It must be made in person at the Consular Section. The passport with the visa already issued may later be mailed.

To obtain a business visa, there are two possibilities: Visa F (non-commercial, nonprofit –religious, cultural and academic activities, meetings, congresses, conferences, etc.) and Visa M (commercial, for profit – visiting companies, fairs, business activities, etc.).

For both it is necessary:

1. Complete the form properly;

2. Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the required visa validity;

3. Copy of passport identification sheet;

4. An updated original photograph;

5. Statement by the employer on stamped and signed letterhead attesting the profession. In case of self-employed or unemployed (or housewife): you must submit a declaration explaining your profession and what the purpose of the journey is. You must also add the bank balance available in the amount of not less than 10,000.00 EUR (or equivalent in other currencies), which will support the minimum daily spending of 80.00 EUR (about 100.00 USD) for each applicant during your stay in China; in case you’re retired: you must present the pensioner card; in case of being a student: you must present your student card.

6. Invitation Letter of the Chinese entity that must include:

·         Guest’s personal data: name, gender, birth date, passport number, etc.

·         Information on the guest’s visit: reason for visiting China, date of arrival and departure, route while in China, relation between the guest and the invitation entity, responsibility for expenses on the visit, etc.

·         Invitation entity’s data: name, telephone number, address, official stamp with signature.

7. Citizens who are not Portuguese, but belong to the European Union, need to submit a residence permit issued by the Portuguese Immigration and  Borders Service (SEF) in Portugal or a residence certificate issued by the local parish or the European citizen registration issued by the Municipality;

A foreign citizen outside the European Union, needs to submit a residence permit issued in Portugal by SEF.

8. For Visa F: you can apply for 1 or 2 entries. For Visa M: in the first application you can only have 1 or 2 entries; you can have multiple 6-month or 1-year entries if there are records of at least 2 entries in China (stamps); you can apply for multiple 2-year entries if you already have multiple 6-month or 1-year entries (with entry and exit stamps); the visa issuance, type of visa, number of entries, validity and duration of each entry will depend on the decision of Consular Offices.

9. If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to submit other documents.

 

To obtain a work visa – Visa M – is necessary:

1. Complete the form properly;

2. Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the required visa validity;

3. Copy of passport identification sheet;

4. An updated original photograph;

5. Statement by the employer on stamped and signed letterhead attesting the profession. In case of self-employed or unemployed (or housewife): you must submit a declaration explaining your profession and what the purpose of the journey is. You must also add the bank balance available in the amount of not less than 10,000.00 EUR (or equivalent in other currencies), which will support the minimum daily spending of 80.00 EUR (about 100.00 USD) for each applicant during your stay in China; in case you’re retired: you must present the pensioner card; in case of being a student: you must present your student card.

6. “Work permits for foreigners” issued by China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, “Work Permit” from the Bureau of the Chinese Foreign Experts, or “Identity Card” from foreign companies registered in China.

7. Formal Notice of the visa application issued by China’s authorized entity;

8. Health Certificate for those who will work for a period exceeding six months along with an updated original photograph – Foreign Physical Examination Form.

9. Citizens who are not Portuguese, but belong to the European Union, need to submit a residence permit issued by the Portuguese Immigration and  Borders Service (SEF) in Portugal or a residence certificate issued by the local parish or the European citizen registration issued by the Municipality;

A foreign citizen outside the European Union, needs to submit a residence permit issued in Portugal by SEF.

10. For this type of visa is granted one entry. Please note: It is mandatory to ask a residence permit in local Public Security within 30 days after the entering China.

11. In case you will perform a show in China it will be necessary a show license issued by China’s Ministry of Culture and an Official Notice for visa application issued by the local competent authority in China.

12. If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to submit other documents.

 

If family members who want to go to China with the relative who will be working apply for visas at the same time their relative ask, it will be issued a visa S1, and it will be necessary to present the following documents:

1. Complete the form properly;

2. Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the required visa validity;

3. Copy of passport identification sheet;

4. An updated original photograph;

5. Statement by the employer on stamped and signed letterhead attesting the profession. In case of self-employed or unemployed (or housewife): you must submit a declaration explaining your profession and what the purpose of the journey is. You must also add the bank balance available in the amount of not less than 10,000.00 EUR (or equivalent in other currencies), which will support the minimum daily spending of 80.00 EUR (about 100.00 USD) for each applicant during your stay in China; in case you’re retired: you must present the pensioner card; in case of being a student: you must present your student card.

6. Formal Notice of the visa application issued by China’s authorized entity;

7. Certificate attesting the relationship of family members between the candidate and the guest (birth certificate, marriage certificate or authenticated kinship certification);

8. Citizens who are not Portuguese, but belong to the European Union, need to submit a residence permit issued by the Portuguese Immigration and  Borders Service (SEF) in Portugal or a residence certificate issued by the local parish or the European citizen registration issued by the Municipality;

A foreign citizen outside the European Union, needs to submit a residence permit issued in Portugal by SEF.

9. For this type of visa is granted one entry. Please note: It is mandatory to ask a residence permit in local Public Security within 30 days after the entering China.

10. If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to submit other documents.

 

For entries in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, a Portuguese citizen can stay without a visa: 90 days in Hong Kong and Macau; 30 days in Taiwan. If you leave China mainland to visit Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan and re-enter the continent will need two entries.

If you are in Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan and want to go to China mainland, you must apply for a visa at the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong or in Macau.

The international driving license is not valid in the People's Republic of China. If you want to drive in China you will need to exchange your driving license for the Chinese driving license.

If you scale in China and stay at the airport less than 24 hours without leaving, you will need no visa. If you need to leave, you can apply for authorization at the airport.

Policy regarding visa exemption for 72 hour transit in Beijing and Shanghai airports for certain countries

Policy regarding visa exemption for 72 hour transit inGuangzhou Baiyun and Chengdu Shuangliu airport for certain countries

 

 

Location

Portugal

Rua Arthur Águedo de Miranda, Lote 3 - Loja H,
8005-139 Faro - Portugal

China

15/F, A8 Building,
No.1002 Keyuan Road, Tech Zone,
Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, 518057

 

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