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Portugal Visa From Oman

If you’re an Omani citizen planning to travel to Portugal, whether for tourism, work, or study, it’s essential to understand the visa requirements and application process.

For more information on applying for a Portuguese visa from Oman, including eligibility requirements, speak to one of our immigration lawyers at +44 (0)333 305 9375 or contact us online.

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Portugal visa from Oman Overview

Omani citizens must obtain a visa before travelling to Portugal. However, Portugal offers various types of visas suitable for different purposes, including short-term term visits and long stays for study, work, or family reunification.

The appropriate visa to apply for depends on the purpose of the visit and an individual’s specific circumstances. It’s important to note that each type of Portuguese visa has specific eligibility requirements that an applicant must fulfil before their application can be successful.

Additionally, the Portugal visa application process requires applicants to submit specific documents and pay the visa application fee before they can be considered.

If you’re applying for a Portugal visa from Oman, carefully review the visa requirements and consult the nearest Portuguese Embassy or Consulate to ensure a successful application.

You should also consider discussing your situation with an IAS immigration lawyer before you begin the application process. An expert lawyer can help you determine which visa category best suits your circumstance and prepare your documents.

Types of Portugal Visa for Omani Citizens

There are three main visa categories in Portugal, and they include the following:

Short Stay Visas

The Short Stay visa, also known as the Schengen visa, allows you to stay in Portugal for a maximum of 90 days. It is an ideal option if you’re travelling for leisure, visiting family, or passing through the airport in transit.

Temporary Stay Visas

The Temporary Stay visa permits you to stay in Portugal for up to one year. With this visa type, you can work and study for a certain period in the country. Depending on the temporary stay visa you apply for, for instance, the Seasonal Work visa, you might be able to extend your stay after the initial one-year period.

Long Stay National Visas

Long Stay visas or Residency visas are an appropriate option if you wish to reside in Portugal for more than 12 months. These visas offer the opportunity to establish a long-term presence in the country, live, work, study, or reunite with family members.

Portugal D7 Visa

The Portugal D7 visa, also known as the Retirement or Passive Income visa, is a Long Stay visa that allows you to live in Portugal for an initial two-year period. It is an ideal visa choice if you are a remote worker or retiree intending to move to Portugal.

To qualify for the D7 visa, you must demonstrate a stable income to support yourself, such as a regular salary, pension, or real estate-based income, with a minimum annual amount of 8,460 euros. Additionally, you must have a clean criminal record and a suitable accommodation.

Portugal Golden Visa

The Portugal Golden Visa or D9 visa grants you a long-term stay in the country if you make a specific investment. Some acceptable investments include the following

  • €500,000 or more in a company creating ten jobs minimum.
  • At least €1,50,000 transfer capital
  • €500,000 in research programs.
  • A minimum of €250,000 in cultural art or national heritage reconstruction.

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Portugal D2 Visa

Overview

Portugal D2 or Entrepreneur Visa grants you permission to enter the country to start a new business or expand an existing business. One key requirement for this visa is that you must submit a business plan to prove your genuine intention of investing in the Portuguese economy.

You must also prove that you have the financial means to conduct your business, a clean criminal record, and suitable accommodation in Portugal.

Portugal D3 Visa 

The D3 Visa is for highly qualified professionals looking to work in Portugal. You can apply for this visa if you have an employment offer from a Portuguese employer to perform a job that requires specialised skills or qualifications.

For instance, if you have an offer for a managerial position such as an executive or a director role or an offer for a scientific or technical role.

Portugal D6 Visa

Overview

If you have an immediate family member residing in Portugal, you may be able to apply for the D6 or Family Reunification Visa. This visa category permits you to travel to Portugal and join your relative who is a resident or citizen in the country.

With the D6 visa, you can live, work or study in Portugal for the same period as your family member’s visa validity.

Portugal Study Visas

If you’re interested in pursuing education in Portugal, there are two student visas you can choose from: the D4 and D5 visas.

The choice between these two study visas depends on the duration of the course you plan to undertake in Portugal. The D4 visa is designed for short-term courses, while the D5 visa is suitable if you’re enrolling in a long-term study program.

To be eligible for either visa, you must have already been accepted into a recognised Portuguese educational institution and provide evidence of financial means to support yourself during your study period.

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Portugal Schengen Visa

The Portugal Schengen Visa is an ideal option if you wish to visit Portugal for short stays. With this visa, you are granted permission to spend 90 days within a six-month period in Portugal and other countries in the Schengen area.

This visa is particularly suitable if you plan to embark on tourism adventures, a short business trip to attend conferences, meetings, explore business opportunities in Portugal, or get medical treatment or consultation in the country.

Determining Entry Category for Portugal and the Schengen Area

There are three types of Schengen visas depending on how often you intend to travel to Portugal and the Schengen area. They include the following:

Single Entry Schengen Visa

A Single entry visa allows you to enter the Schengen area only once during the visa validity period. Once you exit the Schengen territory, you can not re-enter even if your visa is still valid.

Double Entry Schengen Visa

The double entry visa applies the same way as the single entry visa. The only difference is that it allows you to enter the Schengen area once more after you have left it.

If you are a frequent traveller to the Schengen zone and have obtained a double-entry visa more than once, you are more likely to get a multiple-entry visa.

Multiple Entry Schengen Visa

With the multiple entry visa, you can enter and exit Portugal and other Schengen countries several times, as long as you wish. However, you must not violate the 90/180 rule, which allows visa holders to visit the Schengen zone for 90 days within a 180-day or six months period.

If you’re applying for a Schengen visa, it’s important to select the appropriate entry category based on your travel needs.

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Portugal Visa Requirements for Omanis and Residents

The specific documents you need to apply for a Portuguese visa depend on the visa category for which you’re applying. However, here are the general documents you may need to provide:

  • A valid passport
  • Visa application form
  • Passport photographs
  • Travel itinerary
  • Health insurance
  • Proof of clean criminal records
  • Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay
  • Proof of accommodation

If your documents are in Arabic, you may need to translate these documents into Portuguese or other languages accepted by the immigration authorities. Failing to provide accurate and translated documents may lead to delays or rejection of your visa application.

If you are unsure about the translation process or need assistance obtaining certified translations, it is advisable to seek help from an immigration lawyer. A lawyer can guide you through the translation requirements and ensure that your visa application is complete and meets all the necessary criteria. Contact an IAS immigration lawyer at +44(0)333 305 9375 today.

How to Apply for a Portugal Visa from Oman

Overview

It is essential to apply for a Portugal visa in advance to ensure a smooth application process. While the earliest you can apply is six months before your travel date, the optimal time frame is around 60 days before your planned departure.

The Portugal visa application process involves several steps, and they are outlined below.

Gather Your Documents

You must gather all the required documents, including a valid passport and other supporting documents. Ensure your passport is valid for at least three months beyond your intended stay in Portugal.

Fill Out the Portugal Visa Application

Next, visit the official website of the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in Oman to download the Portugal visa application form. Fill out the application form accurately and completely. Provide all required information, such as personal details, travel plans, and the purpose of your visit to Portugal.

Carefully review your completed application form and all the supporting documents to ensure accuracy and completeness. Submit the application form and documents to the Portuguese Embassy

Schedule the Visa Interview in Oman

Schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the Portuguese Embassy in Muscat. Prepare for the interview by reviewing your travel plans and supporting documents.

Go to the embassy for your visa interview on the scheduled date and time. It’s important to be punctual, bring all the required documents in original and photocopy form, and be prepared to answer any questions related to your travel plans and the purpose of your visit.

During the interview, you must pay the visa application fee, and the consular officer will review your application and supporting documents to determine if you meet the requirements.

Additionally, the officer will take your biometric information, including fingerprints and photographs.

Portugal Visa Application Fees 

The Portugal visa application fees may vary depending on the type of visa, as listed in the table below:

Visa TypeFee
Schengen Visa (For adults and children over 12)€80
D7 Visa€99
Golden Visa€5,325
D2 Entrepreneur Visa€156
D3 Highly Qualified Individual Visa€90
D6 Family Reunification Visa€84
D4 Short-Term Study Visa€75
D5 Long-Term Study Visa€90

In addition to the visa application costs, you may be required to pay other fees, including residency permit fee with the Immigration and Border Services (SEF), and service fees charged by an external service provider.

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Processing Time for Portugal Visa from Oman

The processing time for Portuguese temporary stay visas typically ranges between 15 to 60 days, depending on the type of visa and the volume of applications. Residency visas can take 6 to 8 weeks to process from the visa interview date.

Rejected Visa Applications and Appeal Process

If your visa application is rejected, you can apply again after addressing any issues that might have led to the rejection. Ensure you provide all required documents and correct any discrepancies in your new application.

However, if you believe the rejection was not justified or there was a misunderstanding, you may be able to file an appeal in compliance with Portuguese domestic law. Some of the available appeal options include the following:

  • Issue a complaint, within 15 days following acknowledgment of refusal, against the issuer of the refusal (in compliance with article 191, Administrative Process Code (CPA));
  • Appeal the decision of refusal, within three months following notification, (in compliance with article 59 Administrative Court Process Code, CPTA and paragraph 2 of article 193 CPA), to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • Bring an action to a competent court (Administrative Court, Lisbon, Article 22 by suppletion, CPTA) within three months of notification of refusal (Articles 69 and 59 Administrative Court Process Code, CPTA) requesting the overruling of the refusal and the granting of the required lawful act.

It’s advisable to get professional advice from an immigration lawyer to understand the reasons for the visa rejection and explore the best course of action for reapplication or appeal.

Portugal Residency Permit & Citizenship

You can apply for permanent residency in Portugal after being a temporary resident for five years. To be eligible for permanent residence, you must meet specific criteria, including having a clean criminal record, demonstrating proficiency in the Portuguese language, and showcasing adequate financial means to sustain yourself during the residency.

Obtaining permanent residence brings numerous advantages. You can live and work in Portugal indefinitely without the hassle of visa renewals or stay restrictions. You’ll also have the privilege to travel visa-free within the Schengen area.

Additionally, permanent residence status gives you access to healthcare, education, and social services that Portuguese citizens enjoy. After holding permanent residency for one year, you may even become eligible to apply for Portuguese citizenship through naturalisation.

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How Can IAS Help?

Portugal has different types of visas for various travel purposes, and it can be challenging to determine which category you qualify for.

However, our team of experienced legal professionals at IAS are experts in Portuguese immigration laws and procedures. We will carefully assess your circumstances and advise you on the appropriate visa category.

We will provide invaluable support, assist with document preparation, and ensure your application meets all requirements and is submitted correctly and on time. Whether you’re seeking a short-term tourist visa or a long-term residency permit, we tailor our services to suit your needs.

Contact our immigration lawyers at +44 (0)333 305 9375 to discuss your case today. You can also contact us through the online form.

We offer immigration advice sessions as face to face appointments at our Lagos,all of our UK offices, or via the phone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. You must have insurance coverage of €30,000 for medical repatriation and medical emergencies.

It is possible to extend a Portuguese Schengen visa but only in exceptional cases where new facts arise, such as if the visa holder is ill and cannot travel or there are political reasons why they can not return to their home country.

Overstaying your visa can lead to severe consequences, including fines, penalties, and the risk of being banned from future entry. It is crucial to adhere to the duration specified in your visa and leave the country within the allotted time.

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