Police Clearance Certificate / Criminal Record Check in Portugal

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Service Details

Police Clearance Certificate / Criminal Record Check

This service is available across Portugal

Who would find this Service useful?

  • This service is for those needing a Portuguese criminal record check or a police clearance certificate in Portugal. 
  • Anyone embarking on new employment opportunities or applying for residency permits in other countries may require this certificate.
  • The Portuguese Police Clearance Certificate, or "Certificado de Registo Criminal," provides a comprehensive overview of one’s criminal history, encompassing any criminal convictions and judicial decisions from Portuguese courts.
Who would find this Service useful?


To request a Portuguese police clearance certificate or a criminal record check, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Identification: A valid Citizen Card or Passport is required to prove identity.
  • Representation for Minors/Incapacitated: Legal documentation demonstrating guardianship or parental authority is necessary for requests on behalf of minors or incapacitated individuals.
  • Application Purpose: Disclosure of the reason for the certificate request, which may influence fee exemptions.

Process: Our Approach

  1. Application Methods: Offering various channels including online (exclusively for Portuguese citizens), phone, in-person at designated service points, or by mail for overseas residents.
  2. Required Documents: Assistance in gathering and submitting valid identification documents, and, if applicable, legal proof of guardianship.
  3. Fees: Explanation of the nominal fee structure and guidance on potential exemptions based on the application's purpose.
Process: Our Approach

Key Elements of this Service

  • Personalised Consultation: Advice to assist you through the application process for a Portuguese criminal record check or police clearance certificate.
  • Documentation Assistance: Expert help in accurately preparing and submitting all required documents.
  • Status Updates: Ongoing communication regarding your application's progress and any further actions required.
  • Translation Services: Support in translating the certificate to other languages, if needed.
Key Elements of this Service

Advantages of this Service

  • Expert Navigation: Our expertise in managing Portuguese legal processes ensures a hassle-free process.
  • Timely Processing: We prioritise efficiency to expedite your application for a Portuguese police clearance certificate or criminal record check.
  • Confidentiality Assured: We handle your personal information with utmost confidentiality and professionalism.
Advantages of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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