Citizenship Application in Portugal

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Joanne, really took the time to explain the process and the best way to fulfill our requests. She was very good at communicating timelines and what was to be expected. She worked quickly to make sure we completed our process.
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28 Mar 2024

Service Details

Citizenship Application

This service is available across Portugal

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

  • This service is perfect for individuals making a Portuguese citizenship application through various legal pathways, including residency, marriage to a Portuguese citizen, descent, or significant connections to Portugal. 
  • It addresses the needs of expats living in Portugal, foreign spouses of Portuguese nationals, descendants of Portuguese citizens, and those with notable ties to the country seeking to formalise their bond through citizenship.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?

Useful Information

  • The acquisition of Portuguese citizenship is governed by the Lei da Nacionalidade (Nationality Law), as outlined in Law No. 37/81, and its subsequent amendments. 
  • Applicants may obtain citizenship by birth, marriage or de facto union, descent, or naturalisation, under specific conditions set by Portuguese law. 
  • Importantly, Portugal permits dual citizenship, allowing individuals to retain their original nationality alongside Portuguese citizenship, subject to the laws of their home country.
Useful Information

Process: Our Approach

  1. Initial Consultation and Eligibility Review: Analysing your situation against the criteria set forth in the Portuguese Nationality Law and its regulations to establish eligibility.
  2. Document Preparation and Collection: Assisting in compiling a comprehensive dossier, including proof of residence, marriage certificates, evidence of effective links to the Portuguese community, and any other documents required under the Regulamento da Nacionalidade Portuguesa (Portuguese Nationality Regulation).
  3. Online Application Process: Leveraging the online platform for citizenship application submission, as facilitated by recent updates to the nationality application process, ensuring a lawyer or solicitor properly represents your case.
  4. Legal Representation: Providing expert legal services to navigate the application process smoothly, including submission through the digital platform enabled by the justice sector in Portugal.
Process: Our Approach

Benefits of this Service

  • Expert Knowledge: Our team's proficiency in the Lei da Nacionalidade and related regulations ensures accurate and effective handling of your citizenship application.
  • Digital Convenience: We utilize the ePortugal platform for streamlined online applications, optimising the process for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Customised Support: From initial assessment through to the successful submission of your application, we offer personalised guidance tailored to your specific circumstances.
Benefits of this Service

Key Components of this Service

  • Detailed assessment of citizenship eligibility based on current Portuguese nationality laws.
  • Comprehensive assistance with document preparation, adhering to the requirements specified in Portuguese legislation.
  • Professional submission of your citizenship application online, as mandated for legal representation.
  • Continuous support and communication regarding the progress and status of your application.

By integrating detailed knowledge of Portuguese nationality laws with the convenience of modern online application processes, our service simplifies the pathway to Portuguese citizenship for a diverse range of applicants. 

Our legal experts ensure that your application is meticulously prepared and submitted, aligning with the legal standards and requirements of Portugal's nationality framework.

Key Components 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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