Document Search

Document Search in Portugal

The document search service is themost commonly requested. Usually, our clients search for their relatives' birthcertificates or marriage certificates to establish the genealogical linesnecessary for Portuguese citizenship. This is especially common forthird-generation descendants of Portuguese citizens who might not have originaldocumentation in their possession. The search might also include documentationlike divorce arrangements, criminal records, death certificates, and academictranscripts.

What documents can we search?

Birth Records, Marriage records, Death Certificates, Academic Documents, Divorce order and others.

What services does the office provide?

The office is able to perform search, obain your document, translate it, make the Apostille or Legalized on the Consulate.

Does the office needs the original documents to perform the task?

If you don’t have a copy of the document you need, we will need the best possible references you can get. For example, on a birth certificate, we will need full name of the newborn, parents, place of birth and date of birth.

What are the fees associated with the service?

There is a fee for the Search that is related with time it takes to get the result.

There is a fee for the Search that is related with time it takes to get the result.

There is a fee for document searchesrelated to the time it takes to get the result. The turnaround time isapproximately three weeks. If you wish our firm to obtain the documents foryou, we use a courier service with tracking capability, sowe can be sure nothing is lost..

How are the documents returned? Is it safe?

It is used a courier service with tracking capability, so we can be sure important documents are not lost.

The process works in three simple steps.

  1. Questionnaire

    Answer a fewquestions by email regarding the type of documents, if possible, then scan themand let us know the country of destination.
  2. Review and Consultation

    We will reviewyour query and verify what services are available and the associated fees. Ifwe can help, you will be invited to authorize us to represent you.
  3. Receive Completed Package

    Your completed case will bedelivered to you at the provided address.