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Forum: Portugal
May 3rd 2022, 6:52 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

The contract for accommodation can be to commence in a "reasonable" date in the future, and I'm sure that two months would be considered reasonable.
Forum: Portugal
May 2nd 2022, 4:17 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

I have to say that I found the London VFS staff helpful too. There was one minor aspect of my documentation which they thought was weak and they helped me correct it on the spot. I was in and out...
Forum: Portugal
May 2nd 2022, 12:22 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

PJC61 - yes, in London (I don't know about Manchester) it's VFS who check all your documentation. They also take another photograph of you (despite the fact that you also have to submit two passport...
Forum: Portugal
May 2nd 2022, 7:36 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

andywally, the difference between Manchester and London is that in Manchester, VFS send you round to the Portuguese embassy straight after the meeting with them. In London, VFS take your passport...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 27th 2022, 10:38 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

eusou - My Welsh friend who lives in mid-Wales was required to choose an appointment at the London VFS Centre.
Forum: Portugal
Mar 3rd 2022, 12:38 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,469
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: Introduction

Sally1605, there's a useful thread on this forum headed " VFS D7 Visa Application Process" which you might find useful to read through. You can use the "Threads - Search Threads" box in the top...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 11th 2022, 11:03 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

appman, Q32 does indeed require positive proof of intended accommodation. I spotted the tick-box relating to "Means of Transport" but as it was in the "For Official Use" column, and since the list...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 11th 2022, 8:55 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

Hi appman. No, VFS didn't want to see flight tickets and nor did flight tickets appear on the list of documentation needing to be presented. I was previously advised not to be too specific in...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 10th 2022, 1:03 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

A good question appman. I thought long and hard about what dates to put into the reply to Q27. My logic was that since I had previously established that the process would take "between 30 and 60...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 7th 2022, 2:05 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

An update on my experience of the D7 visa application process having used (as required because of where I live in the UK) the London VFS centre. My passport was returned to me by courier today (a...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 19th 2022, 9:05 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

NSG666, Ah, that explains the different experiences between mine and andywally's. So it looks as though this is one area where the northerners are privileged in comparison with we southerners! A...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 18th 2022, 2:51 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

Hi andywally! It's beginning to look as though the two VFS offices - London and Manchester - are perhaps interpreting and handling things differently, or perhaps I have misunderstood something.
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Forum: Portugal
Jan 15th 2022, 10:27 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

From other forums and discussion groups concerning the D7 visa application process, it appeared that the ACRO certificate was necessary, and this is what I obtained and presented. At the VFS...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 14th 2022, 8:28 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

When I queried the "annual versus 180 days" options in relation to the Axa Schengen travel/health policies, it was pointed out that until SEF formally grants "residential status", an applicant from...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 13th 2022, 3:14 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

Certainly. My (UK) Criminal Records Check required that it was a "full" one, and they required the original certificate rather than a copy. I also learned in advance that a 12-month travel/health...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 13th 2022, 1:17 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: VFS D7 Visa Application Process

Just to say that I went through the D7 Visa Application process last week at the VFS London location (I live in the south so no option for it to be other than there). A fairly straightforward and...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 4th 2021, 9:29 am
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: Lisbon - Lagos Transfers

Yellowfish Transfers usually operate out of Faro but have been doing Algarve-Lisbon Airport runs for a while. Google them and ask for a quote?
Forum: Portugal
Nov 25th 2020, 8:41 am
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By charleyfarley

Re: Groceries delivery to UK from Portugal

Freely available on Amazon UK.
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