Foreigners born in Portugal, children of foreigners who are not in the service of the respective State, and who do not declare that they do not want to be Portuguese, provided that, at the time of birth, one of the parents is legally resident in Portuguese territory, or that, regardless of being legal, has been resident for at least one year.
Once the conditions above have been met, a person obtains original nationality and can also transmit Portuguese nationality to his or her family without limitations, i.e. to his or her spouse, children and grandchildren.
* Note: Those who were born in Portugal after 198,1 but did not have a parent with legal residence at the time of birth or illegal for more than one year, may have different routes to Portuguese citizenship by naturalisation. Contact us to find out more.
We will analyse and compare birth certificates and proof of residence documents, taking the opportunity to detect any inconsistencies in the documents that may impede the process.
* 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.
Lamares, Capela & Associados provides its services to national and international individuals and companies.