Documents that originate from outside of Portugal will need to be translated into Portuguese for many different legal and administrative processes before they can be used by local authorities here.
For formal processes, you will need a Certified Translation - the translation can be carried-out and/or certified by a lawyer and will be valid for any legal proceedings as well as any other process that requires a Certified Translation.
Examples of documents you are likely to need to get translated include, but are not limited to:
- Birth Certificates
- Death Certificates
- Marriage Certificates
- Criminal Background Checks
- Financial Accounts
- Academic Qualifications
- Deed Poll Name Change
- Company documents (e.g. Articles of Association)
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
Processes that May Require Translation of Documents
The list is in fact potentially endless and will depend on the particular process that you need to complete in Portugal. Below you will find a list of processes and the documents you may need to have translated into Portuguese.
For inheritance proceedings it can often be necessary to arrange for translation of an official death certificate if death occurred outside of Portugal, unless an International Death Certificate has been issued. Also, if only a non-Portuguese Will is in existence, this may well need to be translated also.
If a couple were married in the UK or other non-Portuguese speaking jurisdiction, and they have children born there, it will be necessary to have the marriage certificate as well as the birth certificates of any children born outside Portugal translated. Furthermore, any other documentation relating to assets abroad may need to be translated.
If a mortgage is required in Portugal, it may well be necessary to justify your income, and should you be self-employed/business owner, then it may be necessary to have previous year's financial accounts translated to Portuguese so that the bank may approve an application.
Health insurance covering the duration of your stay in Portugal is necessary. The terms and conditions of such insurance may need to be translated. Also, any economic means (pensions or any other income) by which you might prove that you can afford to stay in the country, will need to be translated.
Enforcement of a foreign Court Order or Judgment
Depending on the nature of the Court Order or Judgment that you have obtained in a foreign country, in order to have it enforced in Portugal you may be required to follow the legal proceedings of 'Exequatur' which will require you to produce a translation of the original Court decision, carried-out by a Sworn or Official translator.
Languages We Deal With
We can translate documents from English to Portuguese.
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