Get Citizenship by descent in Portugal
Are you interested in becoming a Portuguese citizen by descent? Our law firm can help you navigate the complex process of obtaining nationality in Portugal.
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How can a lawyer help me?
Our immigration lawyer can help you with the process of obtaining citizenship by descent in Portugal in several ways:
Understanding the requirements: An immigration lawyer can help you understand the specific requirements for obtaining citizenship by descent in Portugal, including any deadlines or restrictions that may apply.
Gathering and preparing documents: An immigration lawyer can help you gather the necessary documents, such as birth certificates and marriage certificates, to prove your ancestry and connection to Portugal. They can also help you prepare these documents and ensure that they meet all necessary requirements.
Navigating the application process: The process of applying for citizenship by descent in Portugal can be complex and time-consuming. An immigration lawyer can help guide you through the process, including assisting with completing the necessary forms and submitting your application.
Providing personalized support: Our immigration lawyers will provide personalized support to meet your unique needs and help you achieve your goals of obtaining Portuguese citizenship by descent.
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What is citizenship by descent?
Citizenship by descent, also known as jus sanguinis, is a way to obtain citizenship through one’s ancestry or lineage. In Portugal, individuals may be eligible for citizenship by descent if they have a parent or grandparent who was a Portuguese citizen at the time of their birth.
How to obtain Portuguese citizenship by descent in Portugal?
Once you have obtained all the necessary documentation, and it’s due legalised, you can apply by mail or in-person, with legal assistance, at the Civil Registry.
Your application may take between 1 and 2 years, depending on the grounds of the requirements of Portuguese citizenship. After receiving a favourable decision, the Portuguese civil registry will proceed with the registration of your birth as a Portuguese citizen. After that, it will generate a Portuguese birth certificate in your name. The registration of your birth as a Portuguese citizen might take about 4 months.
With a copy of your Portuguese birth certificate it will be possible to apply for your Portuguese citizen card and passport, in-person, at the civil registry in Portugal or at the Portuguese consulates abroad.
Frequently Asked Questions
To apply for Portuguese citizenship by descent, you will need to complete an application form and provide proof of your ancestry, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and other relevant documents. You will also need to prove that you have a connection to Portugal, such as by demonstrating that you speak Portuguese or have lived in the country for a certain period of time.
Yes, there are specific requirements that you must meet in order to be eligible for Portuguese citizenship by descent. These may include demonstrating your ancestry, proving that you have a connection to Portugal, and meeting certain deadlines for applying.
Yes, you can apply for Portuguese citizenship by descent even if you were not born in Portugal. However, you will need to provide proof of your ancestry and demonstrate that you have a connection to the country.
Yes, you can apply for Portuguese citizenship by descent even if you are already a citizen of another country. However, you may need to renounce your current citizenship or obtain permission from your home country to hold dual citizenship.
The process of obtaining Portuguese citizenship by descent can take several months to complete. Processing times may vary depending on the volume of applications and the specific consulate or embassy where you apply.
Yes, you can bring your family with you to Portugal if you obtain citizenship by descent. Your spouse and children under the age of 18 can apply for dependent visas to join you in Portugal.
Yes, you can apply for permanent residency in Portugal with citizenship by descent. To be eligible for permanent residency, you must have lived in Portugal for at least 5 years on a continuous basis.
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