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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Lost property on Portuguese trains

What do I do if I leave an item on a Portuguese train? I was travelling from Lisbon to Lagos with a change at Tunes. The change was quite tight so I hurried. As a result, I forgot a bag.
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Buying train tickets in Portugal

Soon, my wife and I want to travel from Faro to Lisbon by train and back a few days later. I have found this website: Comboios De Portugal. A complication is that we are not exactly sure when we ...
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From France west coast to Portugal via ship?

I'd like to go to Portugal from France west coast (example: Brest or Nantes / Saint-Nazaire). Of course we can go there by car, but: I'd like to avoid the 2 days driving for 1562 km (Saint-Nazaire ...
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Exceeding number of entries on Schengen National visa (type D) [migrated]

I’m currently in the process of moving to Portugal with a D visa with 120 days validity and two entries. The wait time to get a residence permit with my visa may take up to 6-8 months, and so there’...
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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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Where to send Portugal Appeal documents?

I have been rejected for a Portuguese Visitor visa and they gave me right to an appeal. On the refusal they did not mention any email or address for the appeal post. I am a well settled person in the ...
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Where to buy/top up public transport tickets in Lisbon?

On a recent visit to Lisbon, I made considerable use of the public transport system. On first arriving at the airport, I purchased a "Viva Viagem" card, and loaded it with some funds. This worked ...
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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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Uber between countries (EU)?

I'm traveling with my family from Faro (Portugal) to Seville (Spain.) It is about a two-hour drive and I found Uber to be one of the most pleasant and reasonably cost-effective ways to travel in ...
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Multiple-entry Schengen visa for France and Portugal

I applied for a Schengen visa 2 months ago for my trip to Greece earlier this month. I was expecting to get a multiple-entry Schengen visa for 3 months, but they only gave a visa for 9 days for the ...
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Which country's embassy do I need to get the visa from: Port of entry or Final Destination [duplicate]

This is a general question about the Schengen Visa. I am an international student traveling from Washington DC to Rome with a layover in Lisbon for an academic conference. My question is that should I ...
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Schengen visa sponsorship document

I am a student in India. I will be visiting Portugal to attend a competition. My parents will be sponsoring my trip. So, do I need a sponsorship affidavit or a simple signed letter would do?
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Can an Indian national with an International Driving Permit rent a car in Spain / Portugal?

Also, is it possible to rent a car in Seville and drop it off in Algarve? I'm traveling with a bunch of friends to Spain-Portugal, and we are planning to drive down the coast.
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Portugal visa, business or tourism?

I am going to Portugal to attend one training program [as a participant] for 2 weeks. This program is related to psychology. Which visa do I need to take, Business or tourism?
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I’m Australian with a 5 year permission to stay from italy

I am currently living in Italy on an Australian passport and a 5 year permission to stay document from the Italian authorities. As such can I travel to Portugal for a few months???
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Urgent: sponsorship and Invitation for Portugal Visa [closed]

We are a group of 3 Indian students who have been invited to Porto, Portugal for a competition. The inviting university (University of Porto) is paying for our hotel, food and local travel costs. We ...
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Do I have to book a place for a tent at a campsite 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 campsites. This will be a small, two-person tent. Do I have to book campsites in advance ...
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I got engaged while on an ESTA visa [closed]

Alright, in the event of me and my boyfriend (he is a US citizen) getting married before the 90 days from my ESTA visa expiring, and if we apply for a change of status, can I stay in the us while the ...
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Do I require a separate Schengen Business visa to attend an official conference if i already having a Multiple entry Schengen Tourist visa C-type?

I am residing in UK for the last 1 year and I am holding a C type Multiple entry Schengen Tourist Visa in my Indian Passport which is valid until 2020. This was issued for France, couple of months ...
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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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Will I be understood in all Portuguese-speaking countries, if I learn Portuguese in Portugal?

I really like the Portuguese language, but if I want to be understood in all Portuguese speaking countries (e.g. Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique), would it be enough to speak "Portuguese" ...
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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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Does the cartography workshop where Christopher Columbus lived in Lisbon still exist?

According to the entry of Christopher Columbus on Wikipedia, Christopher Columbus spent his early years as an apprentice cartographer in a workshop in Lisbon. Does this workshop still exist and if so ...
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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 check my luggage the night before the flight in Porto airport? (OPO with LH)

I'll be having an early morning flight (6am) from Porto airport (OPO) with Lufthansa. Will I be able to drop my luggage (assume I checked in online) the night before?
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Can I change hotel after getting a Schengen visa? [duplicate]

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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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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Rent a car without credit card in Portugal

We will go to Porto tomorrow and ordered a credit card but it is delayed. So we are in trouble renting a car in Porto. Any idea if it is possible to rent a car without a credit card there and if so ...
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What's the most convenient connection between Alvor and the Lisbon Airport?

What's the fastest way to reach Lisbon Airport (LIS) from Alvor ? Another question: what's the cheapest connection instead?
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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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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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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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How much does a taxi from Lisbon airport to city center cost?

I'm arriving in Lisbon fairly late on a Sunday with a fair amount of baggage. I've usually used the Aerobus (which works fine) but I've got more baggage than usual and it'll have been a long day by ...
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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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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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How to decline CDW and LDW when booking a car online?

In a couple of months I will be traveling to Portugal, and I need to rent a car. Since I have a MasterCard Platinum, I can get coverage and save some money by declining CDW and LDW. From MasterCard's ...
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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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Possibility of meeting people with the name Vasco da Gama in Portugal? [closed]

Is it still possible to meet people with the famous name Vasco da Gama In Portugal?
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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 ...