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Questions tagged [portugal]

Country located in Southwestern Europe, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east.

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Ferries from Iceland to Portugal or Spain

Does anyone know if there are ferries from Iceland (any harbour) to Portugal or Spain?
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Can I rent a car at the airport without a flight in Lisbon?

I'm flying to Lisbon and staying for a few nights, then I want to rent a car and drive to other parts of the country. I don't want to rent a car as soon as I land since I won't need it in the city. ...
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Issue while reissue of Portugal Railway ticket

I booked two tickets from online app from Lisbon to Porto and return on 28th Jul, 2018. Lisbon to Porto journey date was 9th Sep, 2018 and return date is 13th September, 2018. We came to Porto on 9th, ...
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Can I change hotel after getting a Schengen visa?

I need some information regarding hotel booking in Portugal. I booked hotels (with free cancellation) from booking.com in Lisbon and Porto before applying for a visa and submitted this booking ...
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Do I have to book a place for a tent at a camping in Portugal?

In July I plan to go to Portugal (I plan to spend this time in Faro and vicinity). I want to sleep in a tent at campings. This will be a small, two-person tent. Do I have to book campings in advance ...
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Good website for checking train options in Spain/Portugal?

renfe.com says they do not go from Logroño to Lisbon. Rome2Rio says they do, if you are willing to change trains many times. And of course, Rome2Rio cannot be trusted for price or schedule. Is ...
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Where to watch German world cup soccer games in Lisbon? [closed]

I will be visiting the beautiful town of Lisbon this weekend with a group of friends from Germany. Since the next German world cup game is pretty important we want to watch and support our team on ...
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Portugal visa rejected. How to re-appeal the decision?

I have been working in Portugal for more than 3 years now. My mother applied for a friend/family vist Schengen visa to visit me and my wife in Portugal since we are expecting a child. However, the ...
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Transit visa through Portugal [duplicate]

Does a Ghana passport holder transiting through Lisbon Portugal en route to Morocco require an airport transit visa ?
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Schengen visa refused to South African resident with refugee travel documents [closed]

I was awarded a South African permanent resident certificate as a refugee under Section 27 of the Refugee Act. I am originally from the Congo. I currently hold a South African green ID book and ...
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Can I rent a car in Sevilla and drive to Portugal? [duplicate]

At the end of may I'm planning to visit Portugal, but, from Italy, I found that it is cheaper to take a flight to Sevilla and then drive to Portugal. Since I want to plan all the trip ahead, I'm ...
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Can I buy a Portuguese train ticket that is not bound to a specific train?

I'm travelling from Lisboa Oriente to Guarda next week. I hope to catch the 13:39 direct train, but I'm not sure if I can make it. There is a later, indirect and slower connection departing 14:09 (...
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Best visa category: visiting family and friends or tourist visa for Portugal? [closed]

I am an Erasmus scholar in Portugal, for a period of 5 months (one semester). I want my wife to apply for a one-month visit visa in June before I head home in July. We want to go to different places ...
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Can one see Morocco from Portugal?

Is it possible to see Morocco from the very south of Portugal, say, Faro or Lagos? If so, which would one see more easily, Tangier or Rabat? Both Tangier and Rabat are nearly at sea-level. The ...
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Madeira - transport to Levada das 25 Fontes

I will be going to Madeira for a few days in May with my friend. We would love to go for the hike Levada das 25 Fontes. Unfortunately I don't see any public transport going to the starting point of ...
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Do Bangladeshi with a Portuguese D visa need a transit visa in Barcelona airport? [duplicate]

I am Bangladeshi, have Portuguese D visa(PhD purpose). Booked a ticket by Qatar Airways Dhaka to Lisbon.The travel itinary is Dhaka - Doha - Barcelona - Lisbon. But in Barcelona I have 6 hours layover ...
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Saturday evening taxi availability in Manteigas

On the evening of Saturday 21 April, I will need to take a taxi out of the Serra de Estrela to the train station in Mangualde (in order to catch the Sud Express to France). I'm not sure where I will ...
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Portuguese gendarmerie cars with continuous blue lights

Occasionally, I see gendarmerie cars (from the GNR) on Portuguese highways with continuous blue lights on without flashing them or using the siren. As a German, I am not aware of such behavior by ...
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I have two simultaneous Schengen visas. How does the 90/180 rule work?

I am an Indian passport holder, living in the US (with work visa, no green card). I had a Schengen visa issued by the Netherlands valid from 12th January, 2017 to 11th January, 2019 and spent 69 ...
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How do I enter a Portugal address into a Garmin Satnav?

The address is: Encosta Cabo Girao Quinta Girao Empreendimentos Turisticos Lda. Estrada 1 de Julho nú 2 9300 - 081 CÀmara de Lobos Madeira, Portugal When I enter the postcode that I assume is "9300 -...
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Can I enter the Schengen area a few days before my student visa expires?

Please take time to read my post and I would appreciate any help. I am currently in Portugal with a type D Visa (Residence) because I am a student in Portugal. My visa ends on January 10 and I have ...
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Student visa rejected for Portugal. Can I apply for Schengen tourist visa to Estonia?

I am Indian by nationality and live and work in Portugal. My boyfriend is also Indian, and he lives in India. Recently my boyfriend applied for a Portugal student visa and got rejected due to low ...
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Bangladeshi national with Schengen visa stranded in Spain after UK BRP stolen

Person A: is a Bangladeshi citizen with an up-to-date Bangladeshi passport; has an up-to-date multi-entry Schengen visa (issued by France) in that passport; normally resides and works in the UK, and ...
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Time period within which we are required to travel after getting the visa

I am a Pakistani national working in Portugal. My wife was issued a Portuguese resident visa valid for 120 days on 10th June 2017. Due to some unfortunate circumstances she is still not able to travel ...
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Rocky beach accessible from Faro by public transport [closed]

We'll be spending a couple days this summer in Faro, and we would like to visit a nice beach with cliffs near the sea. The difficulty is that we won't have a car, so we will use public transport, but ...
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Can you bring aerosol bug spray for ants on a plane from Portugal to Canada?

Can you bring aerosol bug spray for ants from Portugal to Canada in your checked luggage?
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660 euro for portugal visa

I will be applying 1st time for tourist schengen visa to portugal from india. presently I have balance of euro 660 for stay for 5-8 days including hotel expense. Is it enough so that visa do not ...
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Do minors flying from Portugal with only one parent need a parental consent letter?

We are a Spanish family living in the UK. We are planning some holidays in Spain in which one of the parents would need to fly the children from Portugal back to the UK. We know that, to leave the ...
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Schengen overstay [closed]

My Brazilian girlfriend left the Schengen area (Portugal) today to return to Brazil. It turned out she had overstayed by one day, something which she and I were responsible for, as we obviously were ...
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Are there any mountaineering/hiking activities in or near Albufeira, Portugal?

I'm heading over to Albufeira, Portugal on Thursday and I was just wondering if there are any hiking or mountaineering activities, or outdoor landmarks worth seeing in the area (or close by). I don'...
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What are the hours of the passport application counter at Lisbon airport

Lisbon airport has a one-stop dedicated counter (shop) for Portuguese citizens who want a passport. Is it open 24 hours?
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Which types of accommodations are affected by Lisbon's municipal tax?

Which types of accommodations are affected by Lisbon's municipal tax? I read on http://www.cm-lisboa.pt/uploads/media/flyerTMT_UK_web.pdf (mirror): Who pays? The tax on overnight stays is ...
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Is a rental confirmation for a holiday home a valid proof of accommodation when applying for a Schengen visa?

To obtain as Ukrainian Citizen a Schengen Tourist Visa for visiting Portugal, do I need to book my holiday home through a traveling agency or can I use any offer on holiday rentals from an Internet ...
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Cancelling Schengen Student Visa Application

I have applied for a student visa at the Portugal embassy in my home country and my visa has been granted. The embassy has called me to buy a ticket and present it to the embassy so that they can ...
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How to switch from Tourist visa to Resident visa status in the Schengen area?

I know that this question has been answered to some degree through other posts, but my question is this: If my type-D visa to Portugal is valid as of April 16th, 2017, may I enter Portugal or any ...
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Schengen tourist visa for a Japanese national

I've a Japanese friend coming to the European Union, land in the UK and depart back to Japan from The Netherlands with flights from UK to Portugal and from Portugal to The Netherlands. I know that ...
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Can a minor fly from Germany to Portugal and back without permission from his parents?

My brother (17) and I (25) plan to fly from Germany to Portugal with Ryanair. I'm worried, if they will let him on the plane without our parents. I did a little bit of research and found this on the ...
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Do I need Schengen travel insurance to visit Portugal if covered by the NHS?

I am a South African citizen living in the UK 22 years with indefinite leave to remain. Do I need Schengen travel insurance to go to Portugal if I'm covered by the NHS in the UK?
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How to get phone mobile data for a month in Portugal as a Canadian?

I live in Canada and will be visiting Portugal for two weeks. My current plan is with Wind Mobile, I would like to get a phone mobile access (to internet) for travelling in Portugal since I will be ...
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Ordering of Spanish coastal cities for trip [closed]

I'm trying to plan a trip to Spain/Portugal next year, visiting the following cities: Madrid Barcelona Valencia Granada Seville Lisbon The order of visiting these cities does not matter, but I will ...
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Are there ATM fees in the Azores?

ATM owners don't charge fees to withdraw cash in Portugal, regardless of your home bank or card issuer. (Of course any fees charged by your home bank / card issuer, e.g. for foreign transactions, are ...
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Transit in Lisbon airport [duplicate]

I'm from Saudi Arabia, I have question my flight to CMN from LHR transit LIS 4 hours but I don't have Portugal transit visa, can I travel or not?
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Are there any issues with speaking Spanish as a tourist in Portugal?

I'm about to go on a trip to Portugal, not knowing any Portuguese. I was planning to learn all the basics (yes, no, hello, goodbye, thank you, etc) but in a slightly more complicated situation it's ...
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Legality of cameras in vacation/holiday home?

I'm currently staying in a property in Portugal (Almancil) that has several Verisure cameras inside and outside of the house. I have seen the panel light up red on a few random occasions which led to ...
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Is there a cultural belief in Brazil or Spain that frowns upon brushing one's teeth / spitting in the kitchen sink?

I was recently told by my Brazilian roommate not to brush my teeth in the sink (I wasn't, I just spit in it) because of cultural reasons. Is there a cultural norm in Brazil / Portugal where this ...
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How can I document my relation to a friend for the purposes of Schengen visa

I'm a Russian national planning to visit my friend A in Portugal. A is also a Russian national, married to a Portugal national B. B is willing to provide me with a term of responsibility letter, that ...
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Indian passport holder living in Scotland, travelling to portugal for vacations

I am living in Edinburgh and hold a 5-year work permit in the UK. I want to travel to Portugal for 15 days. I hold an Indian passport; can you please tell me if I need to apply for a visa? if so, ...
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Looking for a location on the Portuguese coast to surf [closed]

Is there somewhere along the northern area Minho coastal area, near Vigo north of Porto in Portugal suitable for surfing? I'm looking to stay somewhere near mountains with coast for surfing and at ...
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Can Portugal “black list” my passport because I got a visa but didn't visit Portugal with it?

I visited Spain last month with my family, and while applying for the visa I mentioned I would spend max time in Portugal. I got a Schengen visa from the Portugal embassy. That was the actual plan. I ...
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Can I get a Portuguese invitation-based visa without having a 'Termo de Responsabilidade'?

I am an Indian national, and my friend in Portugal has invited me to stay at his place there, while I visit him. All my other documents were fine, but he couldn't give me a Termo de Responsabilidade (...