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Dear fellow citizens,

Welcome to the website of the Consulate General of Portugal in Manchester. Here you will find varied and useful Information on our services.

For any additional clarification, please email us on consulado.manchester@mne.pt

If you find yourself in a situation of emergency, these are the steps to follow:

(i) If you have downloaded the app “Registo Viajante” onto your mobile, please press the SOS button and follow the instructions;

(ii) If you have no access to this app, please send an email describing your situation to sos.manchester@mne.pt

(iii) Alternatively, please contact the consular emergency office:

24 hour emergency landline: +351 217 929 714
24 hour emergency mobile: +351 961 706 472
Fax: +351 217 929 775
Email addressgec@mne.pt


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The dates for the Outreach Consular visits in 2020 have already been made available in Portal das Comunidades Portuguesas, which can be accessed HERE.

Appointments for the outreach consular visits are made exclusively via email; to consulado.manchester@mne.pt

In order to simplify the booking process, when sending the email please type “PC [followed by the name of the city]” on the subject field, and the following details on the main email:

  • Full name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Citizen card’s expiry date (if applicable);
  • Address;
  • Telephone number;
  • Purpose of the appointment.

Family appointments can be booked in a single email; however the full details, highlighted above, must be sent for each family member for whom the appointment is required.

organ recital 1 june 2019

In celebration of Portugal's National Day, Portuguese organist André Ferreira will perform on the Stoller Organ an exclusive programme by Portuguese composers, including Frederico de Freitas and Luís de Freitas Branco.

André Ferreira graduated at the Amsterdam Conservatoire, where he studied under Jacques van Oortmerssen and worked with Pieter van Dijk, and he holds a Masters Degree in Organ Studies by the Lisbon School of Music where he studied with João Vaz. André performs regularly as a soloist and in music ensembles across Europe.

The recital is organised by the Consulate General of Portugal in Manchester in Partnership with Manchester Cathedral, and it is sponsored by the Instituto Camões.

Admission free.


As part of a variety of initiatives developed in order to support the Portuguese Community to prepare for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, a new Consular Call Centre for the UK – Brexit Line was launched on 1st April 2019. This centre is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm (UK/Portugal time) and can be contacted on 020 36 36 84 70 or via cac.ru@ama.pt.


From 8th April 2019 to 31st December 2019, opening hours at this Consulate General will be extended as follows:

Monday to Friday, our new service hours are 8.15am to 12.30pm and 2.10pm to 5pm.

We will also be open to the public on the following Saturdays.

  • 27th April
  • 11th May
  • 18th May
  • 15th June
  • 29th June
  • 13th July
  • 27th July
  • 10th August
  • 24th August
  • 7th September
  • 21st September
  • 12th October
  • 26th October
  • 9th November
  • 23rd November
  • 7th december
  • 14th December

On the above Saturdays, our service hours are as follows: 9.15am to 12.30pm and 2.10pm to 3.45pm


Please note that appointments for all consular services listed below continue to be booked online, via Portal das Comunidades Portuguesas:

  • Travel authorisation for children;
  • Citizen card;
  • Residence certificate;
  • Document certification;
  • Consular registration;
  • Passport;
  • Signature validation.

For detailed Information on how to book online, please consult our guide online booking instructions.

On the next Saturday, 11 August, the Star and Shadow Cinema, in Newcastle upon Tyne, will premier Miguel Gonçalves Mendes's new documentary, "O Labirinto da Saudade" (Saudade's Labyrinth) with the support of the Camões Institute and the Consulate-General of Portugal in Manchester.

The session will begin at 18:30 and will be followed by a debate that will feature the director's presence. Tickets can be purchased on the same day.

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