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Make sure all your required documents are valid
If you are travelling abroad, you should confirm that you have all the necessary documents and that they are all valid. Here is all you need for a problem-free travel.
I am an EU citizen and I am travelling within the EU or the Schengen area.
Although European citizens are not required to present a national identity document or passport to cross the border between two countries within the Schengen area, it is recommended that you have your documents with you, as they may be requested at any time during your trip.
Please note that your driver's permit, bank cards and tax identification documents are not considered valid travel or identification documents.
I am travelling outside the European Union.
When travelling outside the European Union, into a country outside the Schengen area (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Ireland or Romania) you are required to present your passport or a valid identity/citizen's card. In the United Kingdom it is mandatory to present a valid passport.
If, in turn, you are travelling to third countries, you must have a valid passport and, depending on your destination and the length of your stay, a visa may be required.
To find out which documents are needed, it is recommended that you contact the Embassy or Consulate of the destination country before travelling.
Which documents do I need to enter Portugal?
If you are a resident of the European Union or the Schengen area, you must present a valid identification document, but you are not required to have a Passport or Visa.
Third-country nationals must always present their Passport. Depending on your country of origin and the length of your stay in Portugal, a valid Visa may also be required.
For more information, contact:
SEF – Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service
I am travelling with children. Which documents are required?
In addition to the child's identification document, permission to leave the country with the minor may be required. Learn everything you need to travel with children.