Request the temporary Citizen Card

This card is valid for 90 days and may only be request in urgent situations. It serves as an identification document while the final Citizen Card is not delivered.

To hold this card, you must prove that you urgently need a Citizen Card and cannot wait for the issue of the final card.

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Who can Request the temporary Citizen Card?

  • Any Portuguese citizen.

  • Any Brazilian citizen who has been granted the general statute of equal rights and duties, provided on the Porto Seguro Treaty of 2000, and who holds a valid Portuguese Residence Permit.

When can you Request the temporary Citizen Card?

You may request this card if you urgently need a Citizen Card and cannot wait for the issue of the final card. In very urgent cases, the final Citizen Card may be delivered on the same day or on the following business day.

Where can you Request the temporary Citizen Card?

What are the documents and requirements to Request the temporary Citizen Card?

  • If you request your Citizen Card’s renewal

    Bring your current Citizen Card.

    If you do not have it due to a loss or theft, you do not need to bring any other document as it is possible to identify you through your biometrical data (for instance, the fingerprints and photograph) which were registered when you made your first card.

  • If you have Brazilian nationality

    It is essential to bring the valid residence permit if you are a Brazilian citizen who will request the Citizen Card, under the general statute of equal rights and duties provided on the Porto Seguro Treaty of 2000.

  • If the Citizen Card is for an individual under 12 years old

    The minor must come with an individual over 18 years old, who must submit one of the following identification documents:

    • Citizen Card
    • identity document
    • residence permit
    • document of registry on the consulate of your country in Portugal.
  • If the Citizen Card is for a prohibited or disabled individual

    The individual must come with their legal representative, who must submit:

    • one of the following identification documents:
    • Citizen Card
    • identity document
    • residence permit
    • document of registry on the consulate of your country in Portugal.
    • a proof document that states they are the legal representative (guardian or caretaker) of the individual who requests the Citizen Card.

What is the Price to Request the temporary Citizen Card?

The temporary citizen card costs 70€.

Payment methods
You may pay:

  • in cash
  • multibanco
  • certified or bank cheque of a bank represented in Portugal to the order of IRN, IP.
     

What is the Deadline to Request the temporary Citizen Card?

On the same day or next business day.

How can you Request the temporary Citizen Card?

You must make the request in person

To request the card, go to one of the following service locations and bring the necessary documents with you:

The temporary card:

  • is delivered on the same day or on the following business day
  • is valid for 90 days.

When you request the card, you must choose its collection point

You may choose one of the following locations:

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