FOREIGN MARRIAGE

 

According to with the new law, person married with a Foreign Spouse can obtain nationality and  NO LONGUER NEED TO PROVE CONNECTION with Portuguese community if you FULFILL  those following requirement :

  • Be married 5 years with   Portuguese( origin ) and the marriage be register in Portugal.
  • Or living together for 5 years , with legal recognition of the stable relationship in Portuguese civil court.
  • Passport copy attested by Portuguese consulate or apostille of Haia
  • Birth of foreign spouse attested by consulate or apostille of Haia
  • Power of attorney signed applicant ( lawyer will give the format in use in his office)
  • Declaration with no more than 3 month which says the spouse are living together.
  • Criminal record of the applicant

 

OTHER REQUIMENT:  All documents issued outside Portugal need to be apostille  Haia OR   by Portuguese Consulate of the country issued the document.

HOWEVER OTHER SITUATION BELOW:

IF THE SPOUSE OR LEGAL UNION RECOGNIZED NOT HAVE CHILDREN :

  • NEED TO PROVE  CONNECTION WITH PORTUGUESE COMMUNITY , this means you need documents of job and house in Portugal or Portuguese spouse IRS.- Fiscal documents, of tax and social security , prove of visiting Portugal regularly, residence card  in Portugal .
  • Married for 3 year.

 

FOR THOSE CHILDREN OF THE MARRIAGE :

DOCUMENTS NEEDED:

  • Legal Identification Documents (current passport)
  • Birth certificate
  • Parent assent birth and marriage

Rights and obligations of Portuguese citizens:

  • Portuguese citizens who meet the above criteria are also citizens of the European Union and thus enjoy rights of free movement all over the continent and also have rights to vote in elections for the European Parliament.
  • Able to vote in political elections upon reaching the age of 18.
  • Prevented from getting deported from Portugal or any country in Europe.
  • The right to live, work and retire in any member state of the European Union, for unlimited period.
  • Make family reunion

We also extend help in renewal passaport