I'm an Indian Citizen and I'm planning on attending a 3 day conference in Portugal, but spend another 10 days in Spain and Portugal as a tourist. Which visa type should I apply for - business or travel?


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In your application you just state that after the 3 days conference in Portugal (main purpose of visit) you would like to spend a further 10 days for tourism in Portugal and Spain.

A business visa (when needed) always includes a visitor visa. So if for a conference a business visa is required, just add the itinerary for the tourism portion in the application.

  • Do I have to apply for this Schengen Visa at the Portuguese Consulate? or can I apply in Spain? I know it makes more sense to apply in the Portuguese consulate, but I'm getting a much earlier appointment in the Spanish Consulate.
    – UtsavShah
    Feb 15, 2020 at 6:11
  • @UtsavShah Yes, since Portugal is the country for the main purpose of your visit. Spain will probably refuse to accept your application due to this reason. Feb 15, 2020 at 7:56

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