Embassy of Portugal in Thailand

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Traveler's Registration

É Português e vai viajar para o estrangeiro?

Relembramos que pode utilizar a App "Registo Viajante", disponível para smartphones, nos sistemas operativos “Android e IOS"


podendo obter mais informação sobre esta aplicação através de uma consulta ao Portal das Comunidades Portuguesas



Visa Information System – VIS


The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.

The Schengen States’ Visa Information System has been operational since 11 October 2011. A phased rollout is underway, connecting more of these states’ visa sections to the VIS at each stage.

The VIS works by linking Schengen States’ consulates and external border crossing points to the central VIS database. The introduction of the VIS has necessitated various changes to the visa application process:

  • People applying for a visa for the first time must apply in person, so that the necessary biometric data – ten fingerprints and a digital photo – can be collected.
  • Finger scans stored in the VIS can be re‑used for further visa applications within the following five years, so these later applications do not have to be made in person.
  • When travellers enter the Schengen area, the border authorities are thus able to verify their identity by accessing the VIS.

For more information please consult the European Commission website at


ARI - Golden Residence Permit Programme


A new legal framework which entered into force on October 8, 2012.
ARI - the Golden Residence Permit Programme is developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Department of Consular Affairs and the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP), and the Ministry of Internal Administration through the Immigration and Border Service (SEF).


Promote foreign investment.
Provide opportunities to live and travel in a space of security.
Bring people together, give and take in a fair and balanced manner.

Read more: ARI - Golden Residence...


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Bangkok 10500

0066 (0) 22342123
0066 (0) 22340372
ambassador@embassyofportugal.or.th (Chancery)

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