and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
Portugal visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Portugal visa application, prepared by our system under your account.
Original, signed Ivory Coast (Côte d Ivoire) passport. Passport must have at least 6 months remaining validity on the date of travel and have at least 1 visa page clear of any markings.
Passport-type photograph: 2 recent (not older than 3 months), passport-size, UK standard, colour photo with white or grey background.
Proof of Status. Original ILR card or other proof of resident status in the UK, this should be valid for more than 6 months after your return from Portugal.
Itinerary. The full version of itinerary, showing exact dates of travel, sent directly from airline or travel agent. Please note that the number of entries on your visa will be based upon your itinerary.
Employment Letter. An original letter from your employer/school (on business letterhead, with contact details), manually signed, dated up to day and stating that a leave of absence has been granted and that you will be returning to your current job. The Employment Letter must be addressed to Portugal High Commission If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.
Hotel reservation. Copy of confirmed and fully paid hotel reservations including the name of the applicant, name and address of the hotel, duration of stay.
Bank statements. Original or copy of original three months bank statements, including the current month. They need to include the full address and name of the applicant, bank transactions and salary. The final balance needs to be of at least £600 plus it needs to show sufficient funds to pay the cost of the accommodation if not paid yet at the time of submission of the application. The bank statement should be stamped by the issuing bank.
Travel insurance (all-risk medical travel insurance). The travel insurance (Europe Schengen level 2 insurance) must be issued in the UK only – clearly showing the applicant’s name - has to be valid throughout the complete territory of the Schengen Area and must cover the entire period of the applicant’s intended stay in the Schengen Area; the minimum coverage for medical emergency and repatriation (in case of death clause included) must be €30,000
Applicant(s) under 18: if the minor applicant is traveling alone, with only one parent or with other people than the parents or guardian, then a birth certificate and his/her both parents' or legal guardians' formal written consent to travel and copy of the passport(s) must be provided.
Please note that you must reside in one of the counties listed below to be eligible to apply in the Portugal Visa Application Centre in London:
Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, City of London, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, East Suffolk, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire,
Greater London, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, Huntingdonshire, Isles of Bermudas, Isles of Canal (Jersey e Guernsey), Isle of Ely, Isle of Scilly, Isle of Wight, Kent, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Soke of Peterborough, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, West Suffolk, West Sussex, Wiltshire