Portuguese Citizenship

Child-Granting of Nationality

For whom it is intended:

The child of a Portuguese citizen, born in Portugal or abroad, is entitled to Portuguese citizenship by attribution* if:

  • parent is a Portuguese national or,
  • (non-originating) if born after the parent has obtained Portuguese Citizenship

The child obtains original citizenship and can also pass on Portuguese citizenship to its family without limitation, i.e. to its spouse, children and grandchildren.

* Note: If the parent is non-originating, i.e. if the parent obtained citizenship by naturalisation (e.g. length of residence, Sephardic Jew) or acquisition (e.g. marriage, common-law marriage) and the child was born before it obtained citizenship, it is necessary to take another route, that of the minor children of the foreigner who acquired citizenship. Contact us to find out more.

Requirements:

  • Parent is originally Portuguese or obtained Portuguese citizenship before the birth of the child.
  • Parentage is established under Portuguese law in force on the date of the child’s birth.
  • Compile, among others, the following documents:
    • Identification document
    • Birth certificate
    • Portuguese birth certificate
  • Any of the following may occur beforehand:
    • To locate the Portuguese parent’s birth certificate in Portugal – we can help
    • Marriage transcription of the Portuguese parent to Portugal if the marriage took place abroad

We will analyse and compare the child’s birth certificate with that of the Portuguese parent to confirm the establishment of parentage, 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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