The most ridiculous thing is that many people, to attend the biometrics appointment, have to get a Schengen visa.
And while applying for the Schengen visa they take your biometrics.
That’s right. You have to get biometrics taken at your local consulate to get a visa to travel to Portugal to get your biometrics taken again.
If only there were some kind of technology, an “internet” perhaps that would allow digital biometrics to be sent to Portugal without having to travel there…