Portugal Modernising Its Visa Application Platform to Avoid Limited Number of Appointment Slots

The Portuguese authorities have announced that the country is updating its online visa application platform in an attempt to avoid a limited number of applications and long waiting times for a spot.

Announcing the news and informing the Parliament of the changes, the Secretary of State of Portuguese Communities, Paulo Cafôfo, said that changes are necessary to make it easier for all those who intend to reach the country for all kinds of reasons, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

According to Portugal News, Cafôfo brought to the attention the claiming of available sports by intermediaries, calling this an illegitimate action and also identifying the reselling of spots as a major problem.