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Portugal Passport and Visa Information

Passport

To study abroad, you must have a signed, valid passport from your country of citizenship that will not expire for a minimum of 6 months after your planned return date. If you do not have a passport, or it's about to expire, make sure you apply or renew as soon as possible! U.S. Citizens can refer to the U.S. Department of State’s website for more information regarding passports.

Visa

Summer Programs

All U.S. citizens studying in Portugal for less than 8 weeks do not need a student visa.

Semester & Yearlong Programs

Students will apply for the Portugal National Visa “D” which can be either temporary or for residency authorization purposes, depending on the duration of the stay and granting the visa holder an authorization to stay in the country according to different purposes: study, internship, work, medical treatment, among others.

Our semester and yearlong students will apply for the temporary stay visa (75 €) which allow entry and stay in Portugal for less than a year. Temporary stay visas are valid during the entire stay and allow for multiple entries.