Areas of Legal Practice

Portuguese Citizenship

Lamares, Capela & Associados provides the necessary services to obtain Portuguese Citizenship. We handle all types of Portuguese Citizenship processes, namely those that apply to descendants, those married to or with a common-law marriage with a Portuguese citizen, foreign citizens born and/or resident in Portugal, citizens born in former Portuguese colonies, among others. With thousands of processes submitted and hundreds of satisfied clients, we are very familiar with the challenges and needs inherent in these types of procedures, and have developed the skills and resources that allow us to provide a service that encompasses the most diverse areas related to obtaining citizenship.

Benefits

In addition to the privilege of holding the citizen’s card of a country with a rich history, whose culture is spread throughout the world, Portuguese citizens enjoy the following rights:

  • Reside in a safe and peaceful social and political country, with an internationally recognised education system and a highly qualified and accessible healthcare system.
  • Benefit from the free movement of persons and goods within the European Union and may take up residence in any of these countries.
  • Benefit from Portugal’s excellent relations with all Portuguese-speaking countries (PALOP)
  • Hold one of the strongest passports in the Passport Index 2021 ranking, the Portuguese passport, which allows, in addition to free movement in the Schengen Area, entry into 159 countries without the need for a visa.
  • Keep your citizenship of origin, if your country of origin also allows it
  • Apply for family reunification, allowing family members to have the right to reside with the Portuguese person wherever they live, whether it is Portugal or another European Union country.

Related Services:

Services provided include:

  • Civil registration, including marriage and death transcript
  • Review of foreign judgements, including divorce and adoption judgements
  • Administrative litigation, including opposition to Portuguese citizenship, order to perform a due act and summons for protection of rights, freedoms and guarantees
  • Hierarchical and contentious appeals against decisions of Civil Registry Offices and Consulates
  • Legal actions for recognition of common-law marriages or investigation of paternity
  • Monitoring of ongoing processes
  • Locating and issuing Portuguese documents at the District Archives and Civil Registry Offices

NATIONALITY / CITIZENSHIP

In principle

Children, grandchildren, husbands or wives, partners in a common-law marriage (stable union), descendants of Sephardic Jews, some resident in Portugal, among others, are entitled to Portuguese citizenship....

In practice

... there are other determining factors, such as the location of the documents, the establishment of parentage, content of the documents, compulsory civil registration, or the evidence of connection to Portugal In some situations.

Thus, after a preliminary analysis to frame the type of process, it is crucial to have the details and documents carefully analysed by an experienced professional to ensure the success of the whole process.

We advocate that there should be a strategy for the whole family and that procedures should be well instructed at the outset, because often applications are very lengthy, or even denied even though the right exists, because individuals make mistakes due to lack of knowledge of the law and procedures

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Lamares, Capela & Associados provides its services to national and international individuals and companies.

Lisbon, Portugal

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