Save our Ocean, Protect our Future
The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
As one of the first milestones of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ newly launched Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals, the Conference will propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.
This week e-VISA, which is the new platform of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aimed at simplifying the procedures related to visa applications, was launched.
With the introduction of e-VISA, visa applications and sending of necessary documents to process the application can now be done electronically.
Apart from these new features, the applicants receive a personal access code that allows online tracking of the process, which is split up in four stages: “registered application”, “application under examination”, “application granted or refused” and “visa issued”.
This new platform will continue to be developed with a view to include, in the future, the possibility of paying the administrative fee for the application proceeding.
The e-VISA platform is one of the new features of our New Consular Management Model, continuing the efforts of digitalisation of the entire document proceeding of visa applications.
This measure contributes to the implementation of the National Implementation Plan of the Global Compact for Migration (Resolution of the Council of Ministers No 141/2019, approved on 20 August).
The e-VISA is available in the Communities Portal and in the Visas Portal, and can be viewed in five languages: Portuguese, English, French, Ukrainian and Russian.
Source: Portal Diplomático (in portuguese)
Dear Visa applicants,
Please be informed that from 10th of March onwards, Portugal operations will be moved to the new visa External Service Provider of the Embassy of Portugal in Moscow, BLS International, situated at: Lubyanskiy proezd, 15, bld. 2, entrance 4, Business Centre “Lubyanskiy”, ground floor, Moscow, postal code: 101000, Metro station: Kitay-Gorod, exit 7, hence: (Google Maps)
Last day for acceptance of applications in VFS Centers in the regions will be 28th February 2020. From this date, submission is still possible in Moscow VAC only until 6th of March 2020, at 12pm.
Pass back in regions will be available until 3rd March 2020, in Moscow until the 6th March 2020, at 12pm.
VFS Helpdesk number will remain available until 6th of March 2020.
The Embassy of Portugal in Moscow and the Consular Section of this Embassy will be closed on the 9 th of March due to a holiday.