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Portkey FAQ.

A Quick FAQ ...

Is Everyone Allowed To Make A Portkey?

Yes; but with limitations. Portkeys cannot do international travel when made domestically. Domestically made Portkeys can travel within the Wizarding areas of Britain only (as a result of defensive charms around Wizarding Britain). Portkeys for international travel can be purchased & applied for from the Ministry's Department of Magical Transportation at a large fee.

(Please also note that, during the war, international travel across borders required a WiSA. This included travel via Portkey.)

What levels are needed to be able to make a portkey?

C14; T8; S8. The further you want to go and the weight you wish to transport will affect this.  The incantation for creating a portkey is 'Portus'.

Is it possible for ordinary people to acquire a portkey somewhere, if they can't make one?

Absolutely! They can apply for them from the Ministry of Magic. The wait for a portkey is three days.

If the maker of the portkey dies, will the portkey still work?


How many times can you use a portkey?

Portkeys are pre-set; but each one can only be used once. After this, the spell must be recast. It is advised that those applying for portkeys from the Ministry of Magic apply for two if they are looking to return.

Does having a portkey require admin permission?