We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Portugal. The British Vice Consulate in Portimão provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Portugal and Cape Verde.

Find out more on our UK and Portugal news page.

Travelling to the UK and visas 

If you plan to visit the UK, check what documents you’ll need to enter the UK and check if you need a UK visa

For questions about applying for a visa or your visa status, contact UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). The British Embassy Lisbon cannot help with travel or visa enquiries. 

Getting help in Portugal and Cape Verde


If you’re abroad and your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged, you can apply for a replacement passport.  

If you need to travel urgently before your replacement passport is issued, you can apply for an emergency travel document. 

Emergency assistance

Contact your travel provider and insurer if you’re involved in a serious incident or emergency abroad.  They’ll tell you if they can help and what you need to do to make a claim.

We can help British nationals with emergencies in Portugal and Cape Verde. We prioritise people who are vulnerable and need our help the most. Read what to do if you need help:

If the guidance does not give you the help you need, call us 27/4 for emergency consular assistance:

  • +351 21 392 4000 from Portugal
  • +44 20 7136 6857 from Cape Verde
  • 020 7008 5000 from the UK

Living in Portugal

Read our guidance about living in Portugal, which includes information about:

  • Visas and residency
  • Healthcare
  • Driving
  • Accessing your pension
  • Working
  • Studying

Notarial and document services

We do not provide notarial services.  Check our Notarial and Documentary Services page for help on obtaining documentary services.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees.

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Contact us

British Vice Consulate Portimão

Edificio A FábricaAvenida Guanaré
8501-915 Portimão

+351 282 490 750

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

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