How to Apply for Portugal Student Visa From Ghana

How to Apply for Portugal Student Visa From Ghana … This is a complete guide on how to apply for student visa to study in Portugal for Ghana – application, guideline, and requirements.

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How to Apply for Portugal Student Visa From Ghana

Portugal is a very attractive country for international students, security, low living cost and access t modern facilities. The Portuguese education system is diverse and students can choose degree courses from many fields. Students that look for a scholastic level can enroll in a University while students that aim for a technical specialization have the chance to gain a level from polytechnic and colleges.

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As an International student from Ghana, you will need to apply for Portugal student visa if you wish to school in any of Portugal’s University.

How to Apply for Portugal Student Visa From Ghana

The following is a simplified process which would help you to successfully secure the travel document to Portugal:

Portugal Student Visa or Schengen Type D visa 

International students from Ghana will need the Portugal student visa or Schengen Type D visa to study in Portugal. This visa category is specifically for international students who are enrolled in a Portuguese University.

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See Also: How to Apply for Schengen Visa From Ghana.

Duration of Portugal Student Visa

The student visa duration depends on the program you choose. The Portugal student visa is valid for up to 3 months or more. The Portugal Student Visa allows you to stay during your entire degree programme, you may need to renew your visa every year. If you want to stay in Portugal after your degree is over, you will have to apply for a different visa or a visa renewal through the immigration office.

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Cost of Study Visa for Portugal

The cost of the Portugal Student visa is  55 EUR. The price is always the same no matter the duration of your studies. You can pay the visa fee at the visa application centre in Ghana. In case you want to have the transcripts and diplomas (photocopies) legalized by the Consular Section the fee is 15 EUR per document.

Visit the visa application centre for more detailed information.

How to Renew Student Visa in Italy

You can renew your Student Visa as many times as you want, as long as you are enrolled in a Portuguese University. However, you will need to show evidence of your eligibility and must apply from inside the Portuguese territory before your visa expires. If you want to stay back at the end of your study, you will need to apply for another type of visa.

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Required Documents for Portugal Student Visa Application

  • Letter of admission or certificate of enrolment stating that you are permitted to take a specific course of study in Portugal,
  • Tuition fees payment proof
  • School transcript or certificate for the completion of the previous course of study,
  • Printed copy of the electronically filled visa application form (download here),
  • Two copies of 35mm x 45mm passport photograph on a clear background,
  • Your international passport booklet with a minimum of two blank pages, (Apply for Passport)
  • A verifiable flight ticket reservation stating flight number, departure date, and return date.
  • A confirmable hotel reservation.
  • A copy of a genuine travel insurance certificate worth 30,000 Euro.
  • Six months bank statement with a substantial closing balance. If you do not have one, you can use a sponsor’s bank statement.
  • Proof of sponsorship (if sponsored),
  • Marriage certificate (if married)

How to Apply for Portugal Student Visa From Ghana

  1. Apply for admission into Italy University. Proceed to the next step when you have been granted admission.
  2. Download Visa Application Form
  3. Visit the visa application centre in Ghana (Portuguese Embassy in Ghana) to submit your application and schedule a visa appointment.
  4. Have your biometric collected and have your visa interview.
  5. Track your visa application status:

Portugal Student Visa Application Time

Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year.  You should apply at least 3 months before your university degree programme starts. After you’ve applied, you can expect that you’ll wait about 3 to 4 weeks for the decision.

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