Portuguese Citizenship

Resident minor born in Portugal

For whom it is intended:

To a minor born in Portugal, child of a foreign citizen, provided that at the time of the application, it fulfils one of the following conditions:

  1. One parent has been resident, regardless of title, for the immediately preceding five years
  2. One parent has legal residence
  3. Have attended at least one year of pre-school education or primary, secondary or vocational education.

Obtains derived citizenship, but can transmit on Portuguese citizenship to spouse, common-law partner and minor children.

* Note: Those born in Portugal after 1981 whose parent was a legal resident at the time of birth or illegal for more than one year have a different route to Portuguese citizenship. Please get in touch with us to find out more.

Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Compile, among others, the following documents:
    • Identification document
    • Birth certificate
    • 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
    • Photocopy of the residence card in Portugal

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.

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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