HOW TO GET PORTGUESE CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT

If any individual has connections or traces back to their ancestry, they can apply for Portuguese citizenship by descent. If anyone among your parents, grandparents, or great grandparents had ever held at the time, citizenship of Portugal, you are now allowed to apply for Portuguese citizenship by producing some valid form of documentation to the concerned authorities.

 

Individuals born in the Portuguese territory, children of foreigners, if at least one of the parents was also born here and has residence here, regardless of title, at the time of birthOur unmatched services come into play when our legal team seeks citizenship through bloodline for our clients by following all codes of conduct and helping our clients with proper documentation.

  

Application Process and General Requirements


Eligibility for Portuguese Citizenship by Descent

  • If at least one of the child’s parents acquires Portuguese citizenship while the child is still minor, the child can also obtain it through a statement of intent by the parents expressing the wish that Portuguese citizenship is granted to their child.

 

  • If neither of the parents has or acquires citizenship, they cannot acquire Portuguese citizenship while still a minor. The child has to wait until reaching adulthood and submit a request for naturalization.

Documentation:

 

  • Application form containing applicant’s information and data.

 

  • Identification card.

 

  • Valid Passport copy (copies of both parent’s passports)

 

  • Birth certificate confirming birth of an individual.

 

  • Marriage certificate.

 

  • Certified copy of your grandparents’ Marriage Certificate

 

  • Divorce certificate (If applicable).

 

  • Proof of your present residence

 

  • Death certificate (if applicable).

 

  • Criminal records or proof from all countries.

 

  • Formally state that you wish to be Portuguese citizens.

Submission of Application:

 

After compiling all the required documents for obtaining Portuguese citizenship through ancestry, the application must be submitted along with the application letter in the Civil Registry Office at the local office of the IRN- Institute pf Registries and Notaries in Lisbon by the post or using a secure electronic signature or by using e-service portal to the concerned application authority for further process.

 

All documents and files in a language other than Portuguese will need to be translated and legalized. Find information from the IRN on the documents required and conditions that may apply.

Nationality processing time: 

 

Typically, the process takes about 2 to 3 years in total. Nevertheless, there is a handy tip you can use to speed the process up radically. Once you submit your application, the Portuguese government has a period of 1 full year to provide their response legally.

 

Get legal assistance:

 

We can handle and manage the whole application process for you as our specialized immigration lawyers in Portugal are here to help you make a process faster and smoother. We are here to provide our legal services to our clients in the best way possible, making your whole experience worthwhile

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