Family reunion

a family reunification or companion visa, you can travel to Portugal with your first-class family members. The rules are different for citizens of EU nations and Switzerland, and this only applies to nationals of non-EU nations. Only specific family members can engage in this behavior:


  • A person who is recognized by law as your spouse and life partner;
  • Your children, including adopted children and your spouse’s children;
  • children under your or your spouse’s care;
  • siblings under your guardianship;

In general, the prerequisites to apply for family reunion in Portugal include proof of familial relationship, proof of income of at least €10,000 (euro), residency requirements, title of residence, and criminal record. The residence permit given through family reunification may be cancelled if the normal events result in its loss. If the absence of any fact, if known to the relevant authorities, hinders the issuance of a visa and this absence leads to conviction for a crime punishable in Portugal by a jail sentence of more than 1 year. After the family reunion request is decided, the SEF must contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to commence the resident visa process at its consulate

  • The passport must be valid for six months after the intended date of return.


  • The passport must have two blank pages.(no need for vaccination)


  • To enter Portugal, you must have at least €10,000 (Euros) in cash plus a proof of financial ability from the bank.


  • 2 recent, identical, color photos with a white background and easily identifiable


  • Proof of family reunification certificate by a foreign citizen who has a residence permit, EU blue card or long-term residence status


  • Valid supporting documents proving family ties


  • Authentic copies of the identification documents of the applicants’ family members


  •  Evidence that the applicant has adequate accommodation


  •  Documentary evidence of sufficient livelihood for the applicant and his family


  • Extraction from judicial records in the family member’s country of origin (where the family member has resided for more than 1 year) with the exception of people under 16 years of age)


  •  Children’s incapacity certificate in the case of dependent children


  •  A certified copy of the adoption decision as well as a certified copy of the approval of the decision by the national authorities


  •  Full birth certificate, documentary evidence of economic dependency and a document supporting enrollment in a Portuguese educational institution, in the case of adult, unmarried and dependent children


  •  Documentary evidence of economic dependency by a first-degree dependent under 65 years of age


  •  a certified copy of the custody decision as well as a certified copy of the confirmation of the decision by the national authorities, if necessary, in cases involving younger siblings


  •  A written authorization by the non-resident parent, certified by the Portuguese consular officer, or a copy of the court decision granting the legal guardianship of the minor child, or the guardianship of the incapacitated person to the resident or spouse, is required, if applicable. You must also submit the application form.

It should be reminded that the Iranian accompanying Portuguese visa has very tight requirements. In fact, it is preferable to have visited the Schengen region at least twice before applying for admission if one wishes to stand a chance in this process. If not, the accompanying visa will be denied in accordance with Portugal’s historical policy, which will have an adverse effect on the applicant’s future attempts to enter Portugal or even other countries.

  • Spouse;
  • Minor or incapacitated children dependent on the couple or one of the spouses;
  • Minors adopted by the applicant when he is not married, by the applicant or by the spouse, following a decision by the competent authority of the country of origin, provided that the law of that country recognizes the adopted rights and duties identical to those of natural parentage and that Portugal recognizes the decision;
  • Adult children, dependent on the couple or one of the spouses, who are single and are studying at an educational establishment in Portugal;
  • Adult children, dependent on the couple or one of the spouses, who are single and studying, whenever the holder of the right to reunification has a residence permit granted under article 90-A;
  • The resident’s direct and 1st-degree ascendants or their spouse, provided they are dependent on them;
  • Minor siblings, provided they are under the guardianship of the resident, following a decision issued by the competent authority in the country of origin and provided that Portugal recognizes this decision.
  • Family reunification may be authorized with a partner who maintains, in the national territory or abroad, a de facto union with the resident foreign citizen, duly proven under the terms of the law. 

Only the spouse or ascendants are required to pay the fee provided for the administrative processing of the visa.

Visas granted to descendants of holders of residence permits under the provisions on family reunification are exempt from paying this fee.