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Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by gowaga68: 6:37pm On Aug 19, 2015
def111:


guy I tell you before. my school have write the embassy 3 times. they have not yet reply... what was the reason why u don't submit
I was there when a football agent told his players he has been calling the embassy and they haven't been picking up their calls.
So I think it's one of the many bad side of Portugal Embassy.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by gowaga68: 6:39pm On Aug 19, 2015
tundeham:


Bro, I submitted my visa application at the embassy since 2nd of July and still waiting, although I have a strong faith I will be issued visa but it's taking much time.
I was told by the embassy that are still expecting response to my visa application from Portugal.
I was also made to understand they don't authorise student visa from Nigeria, so Lisbon MFA may be the cause.
I pray all ends well.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 6:58pm On Aug 19, 2015
tundeham:

It's good to have faith and believe in God, God has the power to do anything. I just got a call from Portugal embassy this evening that my visa has been granted. I blessed the name of the Lord for his great mercy.
.

I happy for you oh. are you going there for your master or PhD. ?
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 7:13pm On Aug 19, 2015
gowaga68:

I was there when a football agent told his players he has been calling the embassy and they haven't been picking up their calls.
So I think it's one of the many bad side of Portugal Embassy.


I will just wait and hope dey reply the mail.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by tundeham: 11:58pm On Aug 19, 2015
def111:
.

I happy for you oh. are you going there for your master or PhD. ?

M.Sc Environmental Engineering at Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST)
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by gowaga68: 6:31am On Aug 22, 2015
tundeham:


M.Sc Environmental Engineering at Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST)
Who attended to you on the day you submitted the visa document and were you asked of bank statement?
I wasn't asked of bank statement my self, it would be nice if we know the duration it took them to issue you visa (when did you submit and when did they call you for pickup).
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by tundeham: 7:01pm On Aug 24, 2015
gowaga68:

Who attended to you on the day you submitted the visa document and were you asked of bank statement?
I wasn't asked of bank statement my self, it would be nice if we know the duration it took them to issue you visa (when did you submit and when did they call you for pickup).

I submitted 2nd of July and the consular himself attended to me. It takes 7weeks for the process, it's God's mercy bro. I didn't present a bank statement since I was on scholarship.
I picked up my visa today at the embassy..I thank God for his mercy.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 7:24pm On Aug 24, 2015
tundeham:


I submitted 2nd of July and the consular himself attended to me. It takes 7weeks for the process, it's God's mercy bro. I didn't present a bank statement since I was on scholarship.
I picked up my visa today at the embassy..I thank God for his mercy.

guy but there is one lady in the Portugal embassy. is that the Lady that answer you ? cos that lady refuse to collect my application form the day I went. thank God for you
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by tundeham: 7:47pm On Aug 24, 2015
def111:


guy but there is one lady in the Portugal embassy. is that the Lady that answer you ? cos that lady refuse to collect my application form the day I went. thank God for you
I submitted my application to the consular himself (black man) but today the fair skinned Nigerian woman issued me the visa..I guess she is the visa officer.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 5:18am On Aug 25, 2015
tundeham:

I submitted my application to the consular himself (black man) but today the fair skinned Nigerian woman issued me the visa..I guess she is the visa officer.
.

okay. thanks for the information
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 11:20am On Aug 26, 2015
gowaga68:

Goin for first degree and yes will be coming from afar.
I've given the embassy lion share of what is to be spent, I think I will spend the last which is 55 euro.
That's all.

bro how far have you gone. am going next week to the embassy. the 55 Euro, how do you pay it. will I pay any money after the 55 euro ?.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 8:12am On Aug 29, 2015
tundeham:

I submitted my application to the consular himself (black man) but today the fair skinned Nigerian woman issued me the visa..I guess she is the visa officer.


bros please do you pay any money at the embassy or you pay to the bank ? .. I want to know cos im going on Tuesday so I don't go with empty hand. thank u
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by gowaga68: 1:46pm On Aug 29, 2015
def111:


bro how far have you gone. am going next week to the embassy. the 55 Euro, how do you pay it. will I pay any money after the 55 euro ?.
Don't go with Euros but go with its naira equivalence.
You will be given. Naira teller account to deposit the said funds.
Wishing you and all of us good luck.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by gowaga68: 1:54pm On Aug 29, 2015
tundeham:

I submitted my application to the consular himself (black man) but today the fair skinned Nigerian woman issued me the visa..I guess she is the visa officer.
As per the skinny Nigerian woman, I don't think she is the visa officer cos if she is then the consular is of no use being there but one thing I know is she's just a normal staff of the embassy (she told the consular that my document can't make it since my school is resuming 15th Sep and the man ignored her and collected my documents).
I wish to be called early too.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 2:31pm On Aug 29, 2015
gowaga68:

Don't go with Euros but go with its naira equivalence.
You will be given. Naira teller account to deposit the said funds.
Wishing you and all of us good luck.


so I will take the teller to the bank to pay.... talking about the skinny lady. she was the one who refuse to collect my document the day I was there. now the school have to call the embassy on behalf of me, and who to see if I got there.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by gowaga68: 3:00pm On Aug 29, 2015
def111:



so I will take the teller to the bank to pay.... talking about the skinny lady. she was the one who refuse to collect my document the day I was there. now the school have to call the embassy on behalf of me, and who to see if I got there.
When is your school resuming?
Yes after your document is viewed by the gentle Black Portuguese then you will be issued the teller to pay at Eco bank for the payment. Well I paid 15597 for (55 euro(police character report) and 15 euro(legalisation stamp fee).
You will be attended to by the Black Consulate man himself.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 4:20pm On Aug 29, 2015
gowaga68:

When is your school resuming?
Yes after your document is viewed by the gentle Black Portuguese then you will be issued the teller to pay at Eco bank for the payment. Well I paid 15597 for (55 euro(police character report) and 15 euro(legalisation stamp fee).
You will be attended to by the Black Consulate man himself.

thanks man.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by gowaga68: 4:39pm On Aug 29, 2015
def111:


thanks man.
Wishing All the best.
Was wondering If that 7 weeks it took to get the visa was counted from the day the 55 euro was paid . On my legalisation document I saw where it was written the document was submitted sometimes April whereas I submitted and made the payment February, this time around I made my payment and submission 20th of August.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 8:49pm On Aug 29, 2015
gowaga68:

Wishing All the best.
Was wondering If that 7 weeks it took to get the visa was counted from the day the 55 euro was paid . On my legalisation document I saw where it was written the document was submitted sometimes April whereas I submitted and made the payment February, this time around I made my payment and submission 20th of August.


I don't fully understand. u mean you have pay your 55 euro since February ?.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by gowaga68: 9:28pm On Aug 29, 2015
def111:


I don't fully understand. u mean you have pay your 55 euro since February ?.
Was given the time factor/difference.
I paid 55,000 naira for verification since February but recently saw when they started processing my document.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 8:00am On Aug 30, 2015
gowaga68:

Was given the time factor/difference.
I paid 55,000 naira for verification since February but recently saw when they started processing my document.

OK. am not sure I need to pay 55,000 naira for verification.. so since when have you started your process
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by gowaga68: 8:56am On Aug 30, 2015
def111:


OK. am not sure I need to pay 55,000 naira for verification.. so since when have you started your process
February.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 1:34pm On Aug 30, 2015
gowaga68:
February.
OK. thanks for your information

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Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by gowaga68: 5:41pm On Sep 12, 2015
any news?
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by gowaga68: 11:56am On Oct 18, 2015
Good morning and happy sunday, still waiting to hear from the embassy.
I submitted my application since 20th of August, how long does it takes to know the out come from Lisbon? I sent them a mail and was told they are waiting for Lisbon's decision.
Am tired of this sluggish o.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by Xadeeq: 11:48pm On Mar 25, 2017
gowaga68:

Wishing All the best.
Was wondering If that 7 weeks it took to get the visa was counted from the day the 55 euro was paid . On my legalisation document I saw where it was written the document was submitted sometimes April whereas I submitted and made the payment February, this time around I made my payment and submission 20th of August.


Hello to everyone in this forum. I am sure the has been silence here for a while. I hope I would be able to bring it back to life with my question because I need a lot of contribution from you guys. I am really counting on you all.

I got admission MSc. into NOVA IMS. And my resumption is slated for September 2017. I immediately contacted the Portugal Embassy, Abuja and this was their reply:

[i]Good morning,

With reference to your email below, the Consular Section informs that it will first verify your certificate/s. Therefore, you have to stamp the photocopy of the certificate/s and transcript/s at the Federal Ministry of Education before bringing them to the Embassy. Depending on the level of education, the verification process has cost implication.
If the result of the verification is positive, you will be contacted to come to apply for the visa with the following documents:

- a valid passport,
- copy of data page of the passport and any other page with a visa or stamp,
- very clearly completed application form,
- 2 recent coloured passport photos,
- copy of school certificates stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country,
- Police Character certificate stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country,
- letter of acceptance from the school in Portugal,
- evidence of accommodation in Portugal,
- proof of financial capability if you are not on scholarship.

The Police Character Certificate will be translated and authenticated by this Consular Section at the cost of 55 Euros (paid in Naira, according to the exchange rate for the month).

You must apply in person. Consular Section is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30a.m. and 12.30p.m. except on Portuguese and Nigerian National holidays.

Please note that if you will require your certificate/s legalised by this Consular Section, the fee is 15 Euros per document (paid in Naira, according to the exchange rate for the month).

Visas are granted or denied by Portugal and this visa has a long processing period, so the Embassy does not keep the passport. When the reply is received from Portugal, the Embassy contacts the applicant.

Regards,
Embassy of Portugal[/I]


Almost everything is clear. However, I need clarification from those who have gone through this process. I am based in lagos and my schedule is very tight. For those who have gone through this Student Visa Application Process (especially recently) please share your experiences/advise:

1. How long does this Verification of Certificate/Transcripts By the Embassy take?
2. From whom are they verifying?
3. Is there a way to speed things up (if verification is with my school)?
4. As I am in Lagos, can I send someone to submit the Credentials for me (proxy submission)? What would I need, in addition, to give to the person?
5. Whats the specs for the Passport photo collected at the embassy?
6. I currently do not have accommodation in Portugal, I will only get it when my visa is ready and pay my remaining school fees. This would even probably mean when I get to Portugal. How do I make case for this during Visa Application?
7. For the proof of financial capability, I am not sponsoring myself. Whoever my sponsor is, what is the minimum amount that should be in the Person's Account? Remaining school fees is about 4000 EUROs. Does Block Account apply here?
8. After verification and submission of Visa Application, how long does it take to hear from the embassy?

These and many more are my questions. Please help out in answering them.

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Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by DrSleekQas(m): 12:25am On Mar 26, 2017
my best advice bro its don't waste your time and money with the Portuguese embassy, they are notorious time wasters and u might end up been denied visa cos our boys have really damaged our image over there in Portugal by not attending classes or even the schools. Nigerian boys elope to Germany for asylum immediately after been granted Portuguese visa. the rate of visa denials is very high, but u can try ur luck.
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 9:12am On Mar 26, 2017
Xadeeq:



Hello to everyone in this forum. I am sure the has been silence here for a while. I hope I would be able to bring it back to life with my question because I need a lot of contribution from you guys. I am really counting on you all.

I got admission MSc. into NOVA IMS. And my resumption is slated for September 2017. I immediately contacted the Portugal Embassy, Abuja and this was their reply:

[i]Good morning,

With reference to your email below, the Consular Section informs that it will first verify your certificate/s. Therefore, you have to stamp the photocopy of the certificate/s and transcript/s at the Federal Ministry of Education before bringing them to the Embassy. Depending on the level of education, the verification process has cost implication.
If the result of the verification is positive, you will be contacted to come to apply for the visa with the following documents:

- a valid passport,
- copy of data page of the passport and any other page with a visa or stamp,
- very clearly completed application form,
- 2 recent coloured passport photos,
- copy of school certificates stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country,
- Police Character certificate stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country,
- letter of acceptance from the school in Portugal,
- evidence of accommodation in Portugal,
- proof of financial capability if you are not on scholarship.

The Police Character Certificate will be translated and authenticated by this Consular Section at the cost of 55 Euros (paid in Naira, according to the exchange rate for the month).

You must apply in person. Consular Section is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30a.m. and 12.30p.m. except on Portuguese and Nigerian National holidays.

Please note that if you will require your certificate/s legalised by this Consular Section, the fee is 15 Euros per document (paid in Naira, according to the exchange rate for the month).

Visas are granted or denied by Portugal and this visa has a long processing period, so the Embassy does not keep the passport. When the reply is received from Portugal, the Embassy contacts the applicant.

Regards,
Embassy of Portugal[/I]


Almost everything is clear. However, I need clarification from those who have gone through this process. I am based in lagos and my schedule is very tight. For those who have gone through this Student Visa Application Process (especially recently) please share your experiences/advise:

1. How long does this Verification of Certificate/Transcripts By the Embassy take?
2. From whom are they verifying?
3. Is there a way to speed things up (if verification is with my school)?
4. As I am in Lagos, can I send someone to submit the Credentials for me (proxy submission)? What would I need, in addition, to give to the person?
5. Whats the specs for the Passport photo collected at the embassy?
6. I currently do not have accommodation in Portugal, I will only get it when my visa is ready and pay my remaining school fees. This would even probably mean when I get to Portugal. How do I make case for this during Visa Application?
7. For the proof of financial capability, I am not sponsoring myself. Whoever my sponsor is, what is the minimum amount that should be in the Person's Account? Remaining school fees is about 4000 EUROs. Does Block Account apply here?
8. After verification and submission of Visa Application, how long does it take to hear from the embassy?

These and many more are my questions. Please help out in answering them.


I will answer the ones I know....

you can't send someone to submit for you. youmust appear in person...

you must have a accommodation before you can apply. ask your school to get one for you, if not forget about applying.

.
your sponsor account need to have like 4 million, you will need his passport date page copy and letter from him..

time depending on how your case look like... my final take. don't waste your money going to Abuja if you don't have everything right, they will send you back from the embassy no pity face....
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by Xadeeq: 9:19am On Mar 28, 2017
def111:



I will answer the ones I know....

you can't send someone to submit for you. youmust appear in person...

you must have a accommodation before you can apply. ask your school to get one for you, if not forget about applying.

.
your sponsor account need to have like 4 million, you will need his passport date page copy and letter from him..

time depending on how your case look like... my final take. don't waste your money going to Abuja if you don't have everything right, they will send you back from the embassy no pity face....

Many Thanks @def111.

I am very grateful for your quick response.

In a nutshell, what you are saying is that I should ignore their "document verification" part and just go with ALL my Visa Application documents ready to submit it on my first visit? I would really like that if they can just accept it all at once and let me return to Lagos and wait.

Please do you know anyone who has done it (submission of all documents both for verification and visa application) like this?

Once again, many thanks for your time. I would love to hear from you and may others soon and plan to share my experiences too as events unfold.

Y'all have a nice day ahead...
Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by def111(m): 6:30pm On Mar 28, 2017
Xadeeq:


Many Thanks @def111.

I am very grateful for your quick response.

In a nutshell, what you are saying is that I should ignore their "document verification" part and just go with ALL my Visa Application documents ready to submit it on my first visit? I would really like that if they can just accept it all at once and let me return to Lagos and wait.

Please do you know anyone who has done it (submission of all documents both for verification and visa application) like this?

Once again, many thanks for your time. I would love to hear from you and may others soon and plan to share my experiences too as events unfold.

Y'all have a nice day ahead...

I don't tell you to ignore any documents verification oh.. so when you get to the embassy to submit, if one things is missing, you will not be allow to submit.... travel on Sunday night. so on Monday, you can go to the ministry of education and foreign affairs... on Tuesday to the embassy and take night bus back to Lagos...

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Re: Nigerian Portugal Student Visa Process by Phenmeson: 11:16pm On May 23, 2017
Xadeeq:



Hello to everyone in this forum. I am sure the has been silence here for a while. I hope I would be able to bring it back to life with my question because I need a lot of contribution from you guys. I am really counting on you all.

I got admission MSc. into NOVA IMS. And my resumption is slated for September 2017. I immediately contacted the Portugal Embassy, Abuja and this was their reply:

[i]Good morning,

With reference to your email below, the Consular Section informs that it will first verify your certificate/s. Therefore, you have to stamp the photocopy of the certificate/s and transcript/s at the Federal Ministry of Education before bringing them to the Embassy. Depending on the level of education, the verification process has cost implication.
If the result of the verification is positive, you will be contacted to come to apply for the visa with the following documents:

- a valid passport,
- copy of data page of the passport and any other page with a visa or stamp,
- very clearly completed application form,
- 2 recent coloured passport photos,
- copy of school certificates stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country,
- Police Character certificate stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country,
- letter of acceptance from the school in Portugal,
- evidence of accommodation in Portugal,
- proof of financial capability if you are not on scholarship.

The Police Character Certificate will be translated and authenticated by this Consular Section at the cost of 55 Euros (paid in Naira, according to the exchange rate for the month).

You must apply in person. Consular Section is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30a.m. and 12.30p.m. except on Portuguese and Nigerian National holidays.

Please note that if you will require your certificate/s legalised by this Consular Section, the fee is 15 Euros per document (paid in Naira, according to the exchange rate for the month).

Visas are granted or denied by Portugal and this visa has a long processing period, so the Embassy does not keep the passport. When the reply is received from Portugal, the Embassy contacts the applicant.

Regards,
Embassy of Portugal[/I]


Almost everything is clear. However, I need clarification from those who have gone through this process. I am based in lagos and my schedule is very tight. For those who have gone through this Student Visa Application Process (especially recently) please share your experiences/advise:

1. How long does this Verification of Certificate/Transcripts By the Embassy take?
2. From whom are they verifying?
3. Is there a way to speed things up (if verification is with my school)?
4. As I am in Lagos, can I send someone to submit the Credentials for me (proxy submission)? What would I need, in addition, to give to the person?
5. Whats the specs for the Passport photo collected at the embassy?
6. I currently do not have accommodation in Portugal, I will only get it when my visa is ready and pay my remaining school fees. This would even probably mean when I get to Portugal. How do I make case for this during Visa Application?
7. For the proof of financial capability, I am not sponsoring myself. Whoever my sponsor is, what is the minimum amount that should be in the Person's Account? Remaining school fees is about 4000 EUROs. Does Block Account apply here?
8. After verification and submission of Visa Application, how long does it take to hear from the embassy?

These and many more are my questions. Please help out in answering them.



Am new here. Please can anyone tell me how to legalise documents by proxy in Ministry of Foreign Affairs(Nigeria) because i dont live in abuja

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