Portuguese Citizenship

Special processes

For whom it is intended:

Individuals who, not being stateless, have had Portuguese citizenship, those who are considered to be descendants of Portuguese origin, members of communities of Portuguese descent and foreigners who have rendered or are called upon to render relevant services to the Portuguese State or to the national community.

It is a special case and the decision depends on the government’s judgement.

The applicant acquires derived nationality, but can then also pass on Portuguese nationality to its spouse and children who are minors or born after acquiring nationality.

Requirements:

  • Is over 18 years of age or emancipated according to Portuguese law.
  • Not having been convicted with a final judgement for an offence punishable by a prison sentence of three years or more, according to Portuguese law.
  • Not having been involved in terrorism-related activities
  • Has sufficient knowledge of the Portuguese language (e.g. by obtaining a grade of 50% in an A2 level exam), with the exception of nationals of Portuguese-speaking countries and some others.
  • Prove that either:
    • had Portuguese citizenship
    • is a descendant of Portuguese origin
    • is a member of a community of Portuguese descent
    • is a foreigner who has rendered or has been called upon to render relevant services to the Portuguese State or to the national community.
  • Compile, among others, the following documents:
    • Identification document
    • Birth certificate
    • Birth certificates of ascendants
    • Test of adequate proficiency in the Portuguese language
    • Criminal record of the country of birth and citizenship and of all countries where the applicant has resided after 16 years of age

We will analyse and compare the birth certificates of all generations, taking the opportunity to detect any inconsistencies in the documents that may be hindering 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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Lamares, Capela & Associados provides its services to national and international individuals and companies.

Lisbon, Portugal

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