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Adults over 18 or Emancipated
What should I bring?
Proof of Address (Ex: Council Tax letter, Bank Statement, water, electricity or gas bill)
Proof of Travel Printed on paper
2 passport photos
Expired documents (if you have them)
Two witnesses of Portuguese nationality with valid Citizen Card, or
Two witnesses with valid Passports, or
One whiteness who's a direct family member (father, mother, spouse, adult offspring or adult sibling) identified with a valid Citizen Card. If the whiteness is of foreign nationality, they must present a valid Passport and proof of the relationship.
When should I apply for a TVU?
If you travel on a Monday - Apply on the Friday before. If you travel on a Tuesday - Apply on the Monday before. If you travel on a Wednesday - Apply on the Monday and Tuesday before. If you travel on a Thursday - Apply on the Tuesday and Wednesday before. If you travel on a Friday - Apply on the Wednesday and Thursday before. If you travel on a Saturday - Apply on the Thursday and Friday before. If you travel on a Sunday - Apply on the Friday before.
The Emergency Travel Document was created as an alternative for Portuguese nationals whom find themselves without any form of ID outside of Portugal and, for reasons emergency, must travel to Portugal, not having enough time to apply for a new Citizen Card. The Emergency Travel Document, as it's name suggests, allows only a one way journey to Portugal and nowhere else.
In order to apply for this document, applicants must be present at the Consulate between 08.30 am and 11 am. There's no need to book an appointment and applicants will be served upon order of arrival. The issuing of this document depends on the central authorization, which could increase the waiting time. Warning: On bank holiday eves, this service is on very high demand, therefore the Consulate does not guarantee the issuing of this document on the same day of it's application.
How much does it cost? The TVU costs £23.18.
Warning: The services reserve their right to request further documentation to proceed with the application process.