After the Independence of the former Portuguese colonies in Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe) between 1974 and 1975, most citizens acquired the new citizenship and lost their Portuguese Citizenship.
Decree-Law 308-A/75, specific for overseas territories, decreed who retained citizenship, has since been repealed.
Some individuals can, even today, under that decree, pursue the preservation of their nationality.
Individuals acquire original nationality and may also pass on Portuguese nationality to their family without limitation, i.e. to their spouse, children and grandchildren.
Many documents have been lost through independence and wars in some countries, so it is necessary to assess whether the process is feasible with the documents available and whether parentage under the law that applied at the time of birth is verified.
* In the citizenship process the client receives a certificate of the Portuguese birth certificate and has the obligation to request the issuance of the ->Citizen Card-> and in possession of the latter, if desired, it can also request the issuance of the ->Portuguese Passport->. Both documents can be issued at the Portuguese Embassy and/or Consulate or directly in Portugal. Ask us how.
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