How to Write an Appeal Letter for the Portugal Work Visa Rejection?

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Appeal Letter for Portugal Work Visa Refusal

This post was most recently updated on September 6th, 2023

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I am sorry to know that your Portugal work visa got rejected. The ambassador/consular might have their reasons for not providing you with the visa. Also, the mistake might be entirely from your side too.

It’s a sad thing to think of. You have worked so hard and waited so long to reach the Portugal Embassy to give an interview, but unfortunately, you didn’t get a visa when the result came. I really feel sorry for you.

But hey, it’s not the end.

Did you know you can appeal against the consul’s/ambassador’s decision within 14 days from the date of collecting the passport?

Yes, that’s right. If you disagree with their decision on your visa refusal, you can submit an appeal to the embassy.

If you think you have done everything right from the beginning and you should get the visa, you can write an appeal letter and submit it to the embassy within 14 days.

Hello everyone, welcome to the Europetutor community. My name is Aashish, and today I will walk you through writing an appeal letter for the Portugal work visa rejection.

This appeal letter can also work for you if you got a student visa rejection, Schengen visa rejection, or Portugal visit visa rejection.

I will divide the letter into 6 parts and explain what you should write in which section of the letter.

This is going to be a very informative article. So, I suggest you read the article till the end without skipping a single sentence.

If you want me to write an appeal letter for you, please email me at: or Whatsapp me at: +977-9829112998.

Section 1 (The heading)

In the letter’s heading, you should write the date and the address of the concerned party. If you gave the interview to the Portugal Ambassador in Delhi, India, then in the letter’s heading, you should mention the address of the Portugal Embassy in India.

Here is an example:

Section one of Portugal Work Visa Rejection Appeal Letter

Section 2 (The Start)

In this part of the letter, you should mention the subject of the letter, the date of your interview, the date you got your visa rejected, and the place you collected your passport from.

Here is how your write.

Section two of Portugal Work Visa Rejection Appeal Letter

If you had applied through VFS, then you have to write VFS Centre in the place of the Embassy.

Section 3 (Who you are)

In this section, you have to write all your personal details.
Make sure to write all the details as exact as it is in your passport. Any mistake or a typo in the information might make the appeal letter invalid.

Here is the sample:

Section three of Portugal Work Visa Rejection Appeal Letter

Section 4 (Why they rejected your visa?)

When you got your document back from the Embassy or the VFS Centre, there was a refusal letter along with your passport, right? The refusal letter is full of multiple reasons. The Embassy would tick mark the reason for why they rejected your visa.

In the 4th section of the letter, you have to mention that reason and write you respect their decision, and you believe that mistake has happened, and the visa was denied incorrectly.

Usually, for the Portugal Work Visa, the refusal reasons are points numbers 1, 2, 8, and 9. 

Here is how you write section 4 in the letter:

Section four of Portugal Work Visa Rejection Appeal Letter

Section 5 (The Explanation)

In the fifth part of the letter, you have to give a practical and logical explanation for why you should be granted Portugal Work Visa. This section is the most important part of the letter, so you have to make sure you give a proper explanation.

You have to write accordingly to whatever reason you were given for the visa denial. If the reason is point number 8, you cannot give an explanation answer for point number 9.

If the ambassador thinks you don’t have proof of valid travel medical insurance, you should write in detail about the valid proof of travel medical insurance. The answer should be exact and to the point.

Section 6 (The END)

In the last section, you have to provide references and additional documents to support your appeal. You also have to mention your travel itinerary plans after you will get your visa.

Here is a sample:

Section six of Portugal Work Visa Rejection Appeal Letter

Sample letter for National Employment Visa Appeal for Portugal

If you want me to write an appeal letter for you, please email me at: or Whatsapp me at: +977-9829112998.

Date: ………………

The Visa Officer
Embassy of Portugal
No. 4, Panchsheel Marg, Block B,
Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India

Subject: Appeal Letter for Visa Refusal Decision

Respected Officer,

I am writing in reference to my Portugal Work Visa being rejected. I submitted all my documents to VFS Delhi on (Date), and my interview date at the Embassy was appointed on (Date…).

I collected my passport from VFS Delhi on (Date). The documents I received indicated that my visa has been rejected.

My personal details are:

Passport Number:
Citizenship Number:
Date of Birth:
Phone Number:
Email Address:

The visa rejection letter I received gave the following reason for refusing my application:

Point number 8:

The information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay wasn’t reliable.

I am sure you had your reasons for not trusting my documents and having reasonable doubt, but I want to assure you that my primary purpose of going to Portugal is to earn some money and return to my home country before my visa expires.

How do I prove that I will return back to my country?
Obviously, there is no logical or exact answer to this question. But I will try to answer it in a practical way, and I hope to get visa approval from you.

I am the only child of my parents. Because of bad financial conditions, I am trying to go to Portugal to earn some money and support my family. As I am the only child, I cannot leave my parents for long. Also, if I planned to stay in Portugal, or even go to other countries, my parents would never want to come with me.

My parents don’t want to leave (Your country Name), and I cannot leave my parents. Hence, I will work in Portugal, finish my contract, gain some experience in work, return back to my family and start my own business.

I have submitted all the documents that are required by the law for my visa approval. I have also attached a copy of the documents provided to me by the company in Portugal. I can assure you all the documents are genuine, authentic, and verified by the concerned authorities.

I would be thankful if you could reconsider my appeal regarding the Portugal Work Visa. As per my travel itinerary, my trip is booked for (flight date), so I hope for a positive response to my application.


Your Name:
Passport number:
Phone number:


I hope you got the gist of writing an appeal letter for the Portugal Work Visa Refusal Decision. Write the letter and submit it to the Embassy within 14 days.

There is no guarantee that you would get the visa after the appeal, but hey, you have already wasted so much time, money, and energy, so why quit while there is still a chance, right?

If you want me to write an appeal letter for you, please email me at: or Whatsapp me at: +977-9829112998.

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