Request portuguese nationality

Learn more about if you can obtain the Portuguese nationality and how to submit the request.

If you obtain the Portuguese nationality, you are now a Portuguese citizen and are bound to rights and duties connected to Portugal.

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  • You can find out what stage your nationality application is at and if you have been notified by mail
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Who can Request portuguese nationality?

  • As a rule, you can request the Portuguese nationality in any of these cases:

    • if you were born in Portugal
    • if you have Portuguese parents or grandparents
    • if you are married to a Portuguese citizen
    • if have been legally residing in Portugal for at least 5 years.
  • As a rule, you cannot request the Portuguese nationality in any of these cases:

    • if you were convicted for any crime punishable in Portugal with a prison sentence of 3 years or more
    • if you are involved on any terroristic activity.
  • As a rule, you cannot request the Portuguese nationality if you are married to a Portuguese citizen in any of these cases:

    • if you served another country on a non-mandatory military service
    • if you exercise any non-strictly technical public position on another country.

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