Portuguese Citizenship

Adopted Child

For whom it is intended:

The child adopted fully by a Portuguese citizen is entitled to Portuguese citizenship.

The adopted child obtains derived citizenship, but can then also pass on Portuguese citizenship to his or her spouse and children who are minors or born after acquiring citizenship.

Requirements:

  • Full adoption under Portuguese law;
  • Adoption before the age of 18;
  • Final adoption decision.
  • Compile, among others, the following documents:
    • Identification document
    • Birth certificate
    • Certificate of adoption judgement
    • Portuguese birth certificate
  • Any of the following may occur beforehand:
    • To locate the birth certificate of the Portuguese parent in Portugal – we can  help.
    • Review a foreign adoption judgement for Portugal if the proceedings took place abroad.

We will analyse and compare the birth certificate of the child with that of the Portuguese parent, taking the opportunity to detect any inconsistencies in the documents that may hinder the process.

 

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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