Expedited Visa for
Portugal

When you need to get your visa for Portugal processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Portugal

Portugal issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Portugal Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Portugal with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

Check travel recommendations

Portugal Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Portugal with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact embassy of Portugal directly.

Get a Business Visa for Portugal

Portugal issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Portugal Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Portugal with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

Check travel recommendations

Portugal Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Portugal with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact embassy of Portugal directly.

Get a Diplomatic Visa for Portugal

Portugal issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official and Diplomatic Government Travel

Portugal Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Portugal with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 90 Days

Check travel recommendations

Portugal Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Portugal with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact embassy of Portugal directly.

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Portugal related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations required.

While no vaccinations may be required to enter the country, you should still check with the CDC on their recommended vaccinations for travel to Portugal

Get more health information for travelers to Portugal:

About Portugal

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Portugal at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Portugal

Portugal is one of the oldest states in Europe. It traces its modern history to A.D. 1140 when, following a nine-year rebellion against the King of Leon-Castile, Afonso Henriques, the Count of Portugal, became the country's first king, Afonso I. Afonso and his successors expanded their territory southward, capturing Lisbon from the Moors in 1147. The approximate present-day boundaries were secured in 1249 by Afonso III.

By 1337, Portuguese explorers had reached the Canary Islands. Inspired by Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460), explorers such as Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias, and Pedro Alvares Cabral made explorations from Brazil to India and Japan. Portugal eventually became a massive colonial empire with vast territories in Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome) and Latin America (Brazil), and outposts in the Far East (East Timor, Macau, Goa).

Dynastic disputes led in 1580 to the succession of Philip II of Spain to the Portuguese throne. A revolt ended Spanish hegemony in 1640, and the House of Braganca was established as Portugal's ruling family, lasting until the establishment of the Portuguese Republic in 1910.

During the next 16 years, intense political rivalries and economic instability undermined newly established democratic institutions. Responding to pressing economic problems, a military government, which had taken power in 1926, named a prominent university economist, Dr. Antonio Salazar, as finance minister in 1928 and prime minister in 1932. For the next 42 years, Salazar and his successor, Marcelo Caetano (appointed prime minister in 1968), ruled Portugal as an authoritarian "corporate" state. Unlike most other European countries, Portugal remained neutral in World War II. It was a charter member of NATO, joining in 1949.

In the early 1960s, wars against independence movements in Portugal's African territories began to drain labor and wealth from Portugal. Professional dissatisfaction within the military, coupled with a growing sense of the futility of the African conflicts, led to the formation of the clandestine "Armed Forces Movement" in 1973.

The downfall of the Portuguese corporate state came on April 25, 1974, when the Armed Forces Movement seized power in a nearly bloodless coup and established a provisional military government.


Learn more about Portugal in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.