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Nationality Proceedings

SON OF PORTUGUESE

The children of Portuguese (father or mother) born outside the national territory have the right to apply for the attribution of Portuguese nationality, provided that they demonstrate will in this sense.

The hypothesis is legally forecast in Article 1(1)(c) of the Nationality Law, Law No. 37/81 and Article 8 of the Nationality Regulation, Decree-Law 237-A/2006.

How to apply for Portuguese nationality?

Applicants must prove the offspring by collecting the birth certificate of the Portuguese parent and his full birth certificate, as well as all other documents necessary for the application and petition the assignment of nationality before the conservatories.

If you are a grandson of Portuguese, click here learn how to proceed with your application for Portuguese nationality.

 

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GRANDSON OF PORTUGUESE

The grandchildren of Portuguese, with at least one 2nd degree Portuguese ascendant of the straight line, are entitled to apply for the attribution of Portuguese nationality, provided that they demonstrate will in this sense and prove effective connection to the national community.
The hypothesis has legal provision in art. 1º, 1, d) of the Law of Portuguese Nationality, Law No. 37/81.

How to apply for Portuguese nationality?
For the grandchildren of Portuguese, after the amendment introduced by Organic Law No. 9/2015, of July 29, in addition to the proof of descent, it is now required to prove effective connection to the Portuguese community.

That link may be proven in several ways, considering the applicant’s particular situation, which should be examined on a case-by-case basis.

Many of the nationality applications required by grandchildren of Portuguese have been rejected by the Portuguese authorities, which denotes the insufficiency in structuring these requirements.

 

SPOUSE OF PORTUGUESE

Spouses married to a Portuguese national may request the acquisition of Portuguese nationality, a hypothesis provided for in art. 3rd nationality law, Law 37/81.

How to apply for Portuguese nationality?
The application for nationality is made by declaration, still in the constancy of marriage, provided that he has been married for more than three years and can prove effective connection with the Portuguese community.

If you are married to a national from Portugal, please contact our lawyers and learn how to make your request.

 

 

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