Portuguese Citizenship Services

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Are You Elegible?

If you have Portuguese ancestry, meaning that one of your parents or grandparents holds Portuguese citizenship, you can apply to have your citizenship verified or confirmed by proving your heritage as well as other eligibility criteria laid out by the Portuguese government.

Check the main requirements for a Portuguese passport here!

Portuguese law can be challenging to understand, and at times it appears to be full of complexities that can make the process and request for citizenship long and tedious.
Not to mention the cost involved…

Well, this is where imapolania.com steps in!

With firsthand experience, we pride ourselves on understanding the ins and outs of Portuguese citizenship Law. We are always happy to serve as guides for those trying to navigate the legal system and paperwork. 

So, please feel free to contact us for more information.

 

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Common Questions

We know how hard and confusing these procedures can seem at first sight… That is why we gathered all the main questions people usually make about Portuguese citizenship acquisition procedures in one place. If you still have questions after reading the information below, you can find more details on our FAQ page.

As a Portuguese citizen you can enter most of the countries in the world more easily, usually with no visa required. You can also check out the benefits section to know all the advantages of being a European citizen.

In most cases you will not lose your current citizenship (check here).

After Brexit, many British citizens are eager to get their EU passport in order to stay a part of the EU in the future, regardless of their country’s political decisions. Check the EU website for more information.

Click here to find essential information about Portuguese citizenship laws governing this topic. Feel free to contact us and check if you are eligible for Portuguese citizenship.

Expenses include:

  • Consular fees
  • Document translation
  • Apostilles
  • Form preparation

Please fill out this form to get a detailed quote.

If all you want is a Portuguese passport, and you already have your citizenship, it takes about 4 days to issue your ID/ Passport, and, approximately 1 week after your appointment is scheduled, you will have it in your hands.
If you don’t have your citizenship yet, it will take about 3 years from the moment you start the procedure with us until you have your birth certificate delivered.

It consists of 3 stages. The first stage is Confirmation of Portuguese Citizenship, the second stage is Application for Portuguese ID, and the third stage is Application for Portuguese Passport.
Example: Maria, who was born in Lisbon, is Ana’s mother, who, in turn, is David’s mom. David is interested in getting himself a Portuguese passport. In this case, it is enough that Maria and Ana confirm their citizenship, one after the other, for David to get his passport and start working in Paris.

First Stage | Confirmation of the Portuguese Citizenship

A person is Portuguese by Law, if proven that he/she has Sephardic descent or if one of the parents are Portuguese at the time of birth.

Second Stage | Application for Portuguese ID

In order to issue a Portuguese ID, first you need to book an appointment at the Portuguese Authorities Office, or in the Consulate, in case you are not currently in Portugal. The documents needed to present once you are there are the following:

  • Portuguese Birth
  • Certificate
    Valid Passport (from your host country)

Third Stage | Application for Portuguese Passport

After having your Portuguese ID in hands, another appointment at the Portuguese Authorities Office (or in the Consulate) will be needed. This time, the only document necessary is your Portuguese ID.

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