Learn all about Portuguese Nationality and Portuguese Citizenship and the associated law with the help of a specialized lawyer based in Lisbon, Portugal.
Obtaining Portuguese citizenship is one way many people reconnect with their ancestral land, recover family traditions, or facilitate business opportunities or embark on new careers. Portuguese citizenship carries multiple benefits, one of which is the abilityto travel and work freely within the European Union in possession of a Portuguese passport. Portuguese citizens have the right to enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival excursions to 184 countries. A Portuguese passport is one of the most widely accepted passports without the common visa restrictions imposed on other passports, and this incentive is open to all of those who can claim the right to citizenship.
For example, since the Brexit vote, the number of British citizens wanting to obtain a Portuguese passport has surged. Many who had not considered Portuguese citizenship before Brexit have now opted for British-Portuguese dual citizenship, as a means of maintaining their freedom to travel throughout the European Union.
If this interests you, there are several categories into which a case for obtaining Portuguese citizenship can fall. This website describes the various means of achieving citizenship and lists some of the paperwork and documents required. Feel free to use this site as your legal guide to Portuguese citizenship, to prepare a successful application.
The massive increase in interest inobtaining Portuguese citizenship can affect how long the process takes. An improperly prepared application to the relevant Portuguese authorities causes needless delay. To facilitate the smooth and fruitful analysis of your application, be sure to scan and email all the related documents you have that might entitle you to Portuguese citizenship. The law, as mentioned before, defines several routes of Portuguese naturalization. Which one is best for you?
We can guide you. We can help you obtain it faster, using the most secure approach for the best chance to submitt a successful case. We have dedicated our firm to this area of the law. Utilizing the tools at our disposal and maintaining close communications with you, the process toward citizenship can be hassle-free and straightforward. You can track your application using an online system, gaining instant updates on your citizenship application.
This firm explicitly represents clients who are seeking Portuguese naturalization. Our Portuguese citizenship lawyer has extensive experience in this field and works closely with Portuguese registries, such as Conservatoria dos Registos Centrais, Conservatoria dos Registos Civis, and other, smaller peripheral registries that also process Portuguese citizenship. The descendants of Portuguese immigrants that reach out to our firm come from former colonies and territories, as well as other locations around the world. As claims are submitted to our office, we issue a digital receipt stamped with the date of submission. The client can track the case and follow it to the conclusion. In most circumstances, the result is the successful attainment of a Portuguese passport and citizen card.
Our law firm also facilitates travel and residency claims, to process an application within Portugal, instead of an embassy.
In theory, the best candidates for Portuguese naturalization are the children, grandchildren, spouse (both married and unmarried partners in long-term relationships), Sephardic Jews, and individuals legally residing in Portugal, among others.
In practice, other determining factors such as the possession and verification of requisite documents, proof of Portuguese lineage (or another related situation), and various civil registration processes. Therefore, after a preliminary analysis, which ascertains the appropriate legal path toward citizenship, all details and documents must be carefully analyzed by an experienced professional, and a strategy for the whole family must be established from the start. Applications are sometimes delayed or denied, despite a legitimate claim, because people with little to no knowledge of the law fail to seek expert assistance. Even though such results can be reversed, a rejected application diminishes one's prospect of success.
Citizens born in the former Portugueseterritories of Goa, Daman, Diu, Dadra, Nagar Haveli are Portuguese citizens,including their descendants (children, grandchildren, etc.)
Nationals born in East Timor beforeits independence from Portugal can request Portuguese citizenship. The sameapplies to the former Portuguese territory Macau.
Some Portuguese citizens born in theformer African colonies lost their citizenship at the time of independence.
However, each case must be examined, since not everyone lost Portuguese nationality.
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