Documents Students Should Carry to Portugal

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As exciting as it sounds of the possibility of starting your education in a foreign country, albeit a developed society like that of Portugal, it is very important that students must come with all the relevant documents for several reasons. Some of which include;

For their residence permit

Many universities might accept scanned copies of the students' credentials, however, they will insist on seeing the students originals before the student can register or begin classes

Students who wish to buy a car or rent one in Portugal must have an already existing driver's license, or make a new one while in the country.
Identification purposes

Many students seeking employment in Portugal might also need to provide other documents that attest to their skills or abilities.

RocApply has gone the extra mile to ensure that you are made aware of and fully equipped with the necessary requirements before you leave home.

Here is a checklist of items you need to have with you below;

Academic diplomas

  • Bachelors/ Post-graduate certificates
  • A level certificate
  • O-level Certificate (if applicable)
  • All other certificates and added certifications where applicable i.e. Masters, Ph.D.
  • Transcripts

Identification documents:

  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Drivers license
  • Marriage Certificate (applicable for married couples)


University documents:

  1. Conditional acceptance letter
  2. Unconditional acceptance letter
  3. All Payment receipts

Medical documents:

  1. Medical report (if applicable)

Other documents:

  1. Printed flight itinerary
  2. 12 passport photocopies

Please kindly make sure to have the originals and 6 (certified/notarized) photocopies of each enlisted document.

With the above-listed documents, you should be ready to travel.. Travel safe and good luck- RocApply team!

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