Portuguese Citizenship

Woman married before 1981

For whom it is intended:

A foreign woman married to a Portuguese citizen before the entry into force of the 1981 Nationality Law acquired Portuguese nationality by marriage and shall apply for registration under the terms of Base X of Law no. 2098 of 29 July 1959.

Obtains derived nationality, but can transmit Portuguese nationality to a subsequent spouse and to children born after the date of marriage, which is when they acquired nationality.

Requirements:

  • have married a Portuguese citizen
  • Portuguese marriage before the entry into force of the Citizenship Act 1981
  • Compile, among others, the following documents:
    • Identification document
    • Birth certificate
    • Portuguese birth and marriage 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.

We will analyse and compare the birth and marriage certificates, taking the opportunity to detect any inconsistencies in the documents that may impede the process.

Process:

  1. Framing the entitlement 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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Lisbon, Portugal

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