Mandatory Documents to Travel to Portugal

Which documents should I bring to Portugal?

Documents to Travel to Portugal

Any citizen looking to enter national territory should carry its identification document (BI/CC, DNI, Passport) and visa in case you’re coming from a country without agreement with Portugal, or outside the Schengen Space.

Visas might be obtained for short stays, temporary stays or residence authorization.

Obtaining a visa to Portugal depends not only on the type of visa yet also your country of origin and travel’s motivation, business, tourism or study.

Visa for foreigners is valid for 30 or 90 days within one year period.

Which documentation should I carry to enter Portugal if I’m over 18 years old?

Documentation needed to enter Portugal if you’re over 18 is your passport or citizen card and visa (when needed).

Which documentation do minors need when travelling with their parents?

it’s mandatory to bring your citizen card or passport.

Which documentation should unaccompanied minors carry?

Minors traveling on their own or with only one parent should obtain an authorization certificate and their own identification document. For more information consult your country's embassy.

Which documents should I carry to bring animals into this country?

To bring animals to Portugal you should carry the EU PET Passport, their sanitary ticket and vaccines booklet updated.

For more information contact Direção- Geral Veterinária through the web site www.dgv.min-agricultura.pt or by the phone +351 213 239 500.

Do I need international driving license to drive in Portugal?

To drive in Portugal you’ll need a valid driving license. After a certain period, foreign driving licenses are no longer valid in Portugal.

Tourists from the European Union might use their driver’s license in Portugal and foreign citizens should request at your own country an International Driver’s License accompanied and bring it together with your driver’s license.

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