Two ways to get the files. First is go to the facebook group ‘Americans & FriendsPT’. Running down the left side of the page are various menu choices. Click on Files. Download ‘2019ObtainingVisa_April.pdf’.
Second way is to download the same file I just put on dropbox:
Requirements change. Most changes seem designed to slow the flow of visa requests to something the consulate staff can handle. Check back monthly at the facebook group for an updated version.
Upon reading a version of the document 2 years ago, the responsibilities of the Financial Guarantor made no sense to me. I searched sites of law firms, accounting and tax consulting firms, the text of the law, and a few others. None agree that with the author of the above visa document, instead they clearly stated the opposite was true. Posted it here: https://www.expatexchange.com/expatguide/278/3431102/Portugal/Expats-Living-in-Portugal/One-Financial-Rep-type-is-not-liable-for-their-clients-taxes
I hope your journey to a visa is less frustrating, time consuming, and costly than the many who experienced that.