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What is the Price to Request a death certificate?

The price varies accordingly to the reason why you request the certificate.

Type of certificate

Price

Online certificate

10 €

Paper certificate

For family allowance or Social Security purposes

10 €

For other purposes

20 €

In certain cases, the certificate may be free of charge

The certificates are free of charge if they are requested for:

  • adoption processes
  • nationality processes
  • assistance or charity purposes, including obtaining State or local autarchies’ pensions (a proof document may be required)
  • processes regarding occupational accidents (only if requested by the individual who suffered the accident, by his/her family members or by the court)
  • processes to assign the Portuguese-Brazilian equality status
  • legal support purposes
  • individuals who may be under economic hardship - the evidence is carried out through a document issued by a competent administrative authority (for instance, the Social Security) or by a public social assistance institution in which the individual is hospitalized.

The free certificates cannot be used for other purposes.

If you must submit a proof of the exemption, you can only request the certificate in person.

Payment methods

Type of certificate

Payment methods

Online certificate

  • Multibanco
  • Credit card

Paper certificate

Requested online

  • Multibanco
  • Credit card
  • Collection of sums

Requested on the location

  • Multibanco
  • Cash
  • Certified or bank cheque to the order of IRN, in euros, from a bank represented in Portugal and withdrawn from an account domiciled in Portugal
  • Postal order to IRN