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After issuing the Portuguese birth certificate by sephardic route, issued by the Institute of Registers and Notaters (IRN), it is time to request the Citizen Card. This is the face-to-face identification document of the Portuguese citizen,by birth or by assignment, and replaces the identity card since 2010. In addition to the most modern and secure format, the citizen card has a chip that allows the storage of all personal data of the individual [1], enabling it to identify itself electronically and sign digital documents.

The technological innovations mentioned above allow that the citizen card includes, in a single document, the title of card, Social Security card and national health service.

To request the Citizen Card you must be with the updated marital status in Portugal.

How to request the Citizen Card?

1. In Portugal:

In Portugal, the body responsible for issuing the citizen is the IRN. The order can be made at irn counters, in the Irn Stores Citizen, in the Network Spaces Citizen and in lojas RIAC (Azores).

The first step is to schedule the service in https://agendamento.irn.mj.pt/

The Applicant must appear in the IRN scheduled with the following documents: [2]

– Seat copy (seat number) of the birth log;
– Taxpayer card;
– Social Security Card;
– Health User Card;
– Valid personal document (Brazilian passport and/or residence permit).

The amount for issuing the Citizen Card will vary between € 18.00 and € 33.00, depending on the request being normal or urgently.

2. In Brazil:

For the application in Brazil, applicants should to the Consular Posts of Portugal. The procedure may vary from consulate to consulate, but the rule is that the Applicant must make a prior appointment and present the following documents:

– Original valid passport or ID and simple copy;
– Seat copy (seat number) of the birth log;
– Colorful 3×4 photo, white and recent background;
– Completed application (available on the website of the Consulates of Portugal).

In consular posts in Brazil, it is possible to jointly require the Citizen Card and passport, varying the cost between R$ 274.00 and R$ 810.00. [3]

[1] The Exception is the Taxpayer Number (equivalent to the Brazilian CPF), which is generated in finance agencies in Portugal and has its own document.
[2] Items 2, 3 and 4 shall be submitted when the applicant already has them. If you do not have it, you can update the data on the Citizen Card at a later time.
[3] Estimate by the Consulate of São Paulo.