= IMPORTANT NOTICE =
24th March 2020
Due to the current health crisis caused by COVID-19, and having as our main priority the safety and wellbeing of our nationals, employees and their respective families, the Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities, endorsed by the Ambassador of Portugal in London, has authorised a considerable reduction, from this date onwards, in the services provided by the Consulate General of Portugal in Manchester.
Thus, from today and until further instructions, I notify of the following:
I –OUTREACH CONSULAR VISITS
The outreach consular visits in Grantham (from the 25th until the 27th of March), Leicester (from the 6th until the 9th of April), Glasgow (from the 21st until the 24th of April), Northern Ireland (from the 12th until the 15th of May), Cardiff (from the 19th until the 22nd of May) have been postponed. New dates for these outreach consular visits will be published as soon as possible.
II – SERVICES AT THE CONSULATE
- Booking of consular services via Portal das Comunidades Portuguesas is currently suspended;
- All services at the consulate will be provided strictly by prior appointment only, including document collections;
- Emergency appointments must be booked via the Consular Call Centre for the United Kingdom or via the Consulate General of Portugal in Manchester.
Contacts, as follows:
Contacts for the Consular Call Centre for the United Kingdom:
Telephone: 0203 636 8470 / E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Contacts for the Consulate General of Portugal in Manchester:
III – INFORMATION / CLARIFICATIONS
Citizens must avoid travelling to the Consulate, favouring the alternative channels of communication available (telephone and email) for the Consular Call Centre for the United Kingdom and the Consulate General of Portugal in Manchester.
I apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your cooperation, during this unprecedented health crisis. Normal services at the Consulate General of Portugal in Manchester will resume as soon as possible. Therefore, I highly recommend visiting this webpage on a regular basis.
Consul General of Portugal in Manchester