Portuguese Citizenship

Africa

For whom it is intended:

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Decree-Law 308-A/75, specific for overseas territories, decreed who retained citizenship, has since been repealed.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.

Requirements:

  • Was born in one of the territories under Portuguese administration in Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe).
  • Was born before the date of independence of said country
  • Fulfilling one of the two
    • Has an ascendant up to the third degree (parent, grandparent or great-grandparent) born in mainland Portugal or Madeira and Azores Islands or
    • Has been living in Portugal for five years on 25 April 1974.
  • Compile, among others, the following documents:
    • Identification document
    • Birth certificate
    • Birth certificate of ascendants
    • Portuguese birth certificate
  • Any of the following may occur beforehand
    • To locate the Portuguese birth certificate in Portugal – we can help.
    • Marriage transcription to Portugal if the marriage took place abroad.

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.

Process:

  1. Framing the right and determining the best strategy for the client and their family.
  2. Guidance on the issue and legalisation of foreign documents by the client.
  3. Submission of the file to the competent registry/court/sector in Portugal and regular monitoring of progress.
  4. Sending the final document to the client – be it the judgement, the civil registration certificate (birth, marriage, death), etc.

 

* 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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