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victorrodrigues
Sep 21, 2004, 11:55 AM
I now live in the usa but wish to know how to get a portuguese passport. My parents had portuguese passports before goa was handed over to the indian government. My father recently passed away and my mother is still alive. I have called for their respective birth certificates, which i have been told are the prerequisites for applying for a portuguese passport. Can someone please explain the process of how to go about it? - thanks

nick25
Oct 10, 2005, 11:12 AM
REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:

All applications for Portuguese Nationality should be submitted to the nearest Portuguese Consulate of your area.

The following documents will be necessary for the Application:

1. For those born in the Antigo Estado da India before 18th December 1961:

Birth certificate and Marriage certificate (if applicable) issued by the Conservatória do Registo Civil de Goa, Damão, Diu e Dadrá e Nagar Avelí.
Same documents for the spouse (if applicable).
Legal Identification Documents (current passport). If submitted in Goa: valid Indian Passport or identity certificate with attached photograph issued by Mamlatdar/Sarpanch. Other identity cards can include a ration card or a voter identity card or a driving licence.
Certificate of Residency with full address and photograph.
Certificate of Residency indicating residency between January 1974 and December 1975. If you were residing in the ex-Portuguese territories in Africa you do not qualify to apply.
2. For those born after 18th December 1961:

It will be necessary to prove that their parents were born in the Antigo Estado da India (Goa, Damão, Diu e Dadrá e Nagar Aveli) and got married there before 18th of December 1961.

Birth certificate of the parents, marriage certificate of the parents, death certificate if any of the parents is deceased, all issued by the Conservatória do Registo Civil de Goa, Damão, Diu e Dadrá e Nagar Aveli.
Birth certificate and marriage certificate (if applicable) of the individual applying.
Legal Identification Documents (current passport). If submitted in Goa: valid Indian Passport or identity certificate with attached photograph issued by Mamlatdar/Sarpanch. Other identity cards can include a ration card or a voter identity card or a driving licence.
Certificate of Residency with full address and photograph.
Certificate of Residency indicating residency between January 1974 and December 1975. If you were residing in the ex-Portuguese territories in Africa you do not qualify to apply.
3. For those born after 18th December 1961 whose parents were born in the Antigo Estado da India before that date and got married after that date or got married outside the Antigo Estado da India:

It will be necessary to register their parents first or at least one of the parents according to number 1.

The Nationality Application of the individual can only be submitted after the full registration (birth and marriage certificate) of the individual’s parents (or at least one of the parents) as Portuguese in the Registo Civil Português.

If the birth and the marriage certificates of the parents (or of at least one of the parents) of the individual are already registered in the Registo Civil Português, the individual just has to submit the respective references (numbers and year of the birth and marriage certificate).

Attention:

All documents written in English or any other language must be translated to Portuguese.
All documents issued in Goa must be certified by a) Public Notary, b) Collector, c) Under Secretary (Home)
All documents issued in Damão and Diu must be certified by a) Public Notary, b) Mamlatdar and Joint Secretary (Home).
All documents issued in Bombay must be certified by a) Public Notary, b) Mantralaya.
Incomplete documents or documents not following these instructions will not be accepted.
NB: These are not legal/professional translations.

The reader must consult and refer to the nearest Portuguese Consulate and ask for detailed and up to date information before proceeding. It would be advised to search for professional help as well (lawyer or solicitor).
Please note that Portugal allows dual nationality but not all countries allow and you should be aware of this before applying.


I HAD GONE THROUGH ALL THE PROCESS WHEN I WAS IN INDIA, BUT SINCE I HAVE MY GREEN CARD I DONOT NEED PORT PASSPORT.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS LET ME KNOW

NICK

adilia neves
Oct 12, 2005, 03:31 AM
My Portuguese Passport Has Expired Can You Please Send Me Info To Get My New Passport

ericadv
Oct 17, 2005, 07:22 PM
Hi ,
I Live in the US. I too am seeking out information on how to apply for a Portuguese Passport. I did call up the embassy in Newark/NJ. They say I have to furnish my fathers Birth Certificate ( he was born in Goa before 1961 - he had a Portuguesse Passport- which he surrendered later for an Indian Passport), Mother BC, Parents Marriage Certificate. My BC. Based on all this info, they will send the papers to Portugal for further verification. I was wondering if anyone has found out more info, or have they started the Process. Thanks

jxr
Oct 31, 2005, 03:26 AM
My father was born in lisbon, I was christened in lisbon. How would I go about applying for a Portuguese Passport?

PRISCILLA SWEATT
Feb 23, 2008, 03:59 PM
Hi Eric, I live in the US too and I'm seeking out to apply for portuguese passport for my mother who was born before 1961 and so was her mother. I wanted to know if you found out any further information on how to go about this process since I'm now sailing on the same boat... Thanks, Priscilla



Hi ,
I Live in the US. I too am seeking out information on how to apply for a Portuguese Passport. I did call up the embassy in Newark/NJ. They say I have to furnish my fathers Birth Certificate ( he was born in Goa before 1961 - he had a Portuguesse Passport- which he surrendered later for an Indian Passport), Mother BC, Parents Marriage Certificate. My BC. Based on all this info, they will send the papers to Portugal for further verification. I was wondering if anyone has found out more info, or have they started the Process. Thanks

hi2Soniak
Apr 25, 2008, 01:35 AM
Hi Eric, I live in the US too and I'm seeking out to apply for portuguese passport for my mother who was born before 1961 and so was her mother. I wanted to know if you found out any further information on how to go about this process since I'm now sailing on the same boat...Thanks, Priscilla


Hi,
I had a question. I am interested in acquiring/applying for a portuguese passport. My great grandmother was portuguese.. none of my parents/g pareants or great grn parents alive... any suggestions on paperwork required to get started..? :confused: