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OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday | 8:30am – 1:00 pm

(Certain services are by walk-in, others by appointment and others by mail.)

SERVICES WITHOUT APPOINTMENT

Customers will be attended on a first come-first served basis, we do recommend coming early since there is a limited amount of people seen daily :

CITIZEN CARD

Required documents:

      • Bilhete de Identidade (B.I.) and, if you have them, Tax Identification Number, Social Security card, Health User Card
      • Citizen Card (if not an initial application)
      • Picture will be taken at the Consulate. (bring 1 photo if you’re not yet registered at the Consulate)

NOTE: You need to have you BI/Citizen Card valid to be able to do your passport

Cost: Varies between USD 23.40 and USD 56.16, payable in cash / “cash”

For more information: www.consuladogeralportugalnewark.org/cartao-de-cidadao/

PASSPORT

Required documents:

      • B. I. ou Citizen Card (valid, if its expired you will not be able to do your passport) and previous Passport.
      • Picture will be taken at the Consulate. (bring 1 photo if you’re not yet registered at the Consulate)

Cost: Varies between USD 87.75 and USD 140.40, payable in cash / “cash”

For more details: http://www.consuladogeralportugalnewark.org/documentos-de-viagem/

CONSULAR REGISTRATION

Required documents:

      • B.I. or Citizen Card
      • Passport
      • Any Portuguese document you have available
      • Bring 1 passport sized picture

Cost: Free

LIFE CERTIFICATES

Required documents: 

  • B. I. ou Citizen Card (valid and indicating US residency);
  • Proof of US residence (e.g. US driver’s license).

If you cannot come to the Consulate due to proven illness, you can ask a third person to do so, and present to the Consulate a document issued by your doctor indicating the impossibility of appearance for health reasons. You must be registered at the Consulate. If not, bring a passport size photo.

Cost: Free.

RESIDENCE CERTIFICATES FOR BANK PURPOSES

Required documents: 

  • B.I. or citizen card (valid and indicating US residency);
  • Employment letter to support the condition of productive emigrant for over 6 months.
  • If retired, must present document with proof of respective earnings/payment;
  • Proof of current address document (photocopy).

You must be registered at the Consulate. If not, bring 1 passport size photo.
Applicant must be present at the Consulate.

Cost: USD 35.10
, payable in cash.

DOCUMENT PICKUP

Required documents:

      • Regarding the Citizen Card, bring the “pin” letter that was received in the mail.
      • Regarding the Passport, bring the receipt that was given to you on the day that you applied.
      • Other documents, proceed the way you were informed, on the day that you applied.

Cost: Free

PHOTOCOPY CERTIFICATION

Required documents:

      • Original document that needs to be certified.

Cost: USD 26.91 (If the document has up to 4 pages)

+Custo: USD 3.51 (Any extra page, starting on the fifth page)

SIGNATURE CERTIFICATION

Required documents:

      • Original document that needs to be certified.

Cost: USD 26.91 (If the document has up to 4 pages)

+Custo: USD 3.51 (Any extra page, starting on the fifth page)

VOTER REGISTRATION

Required documents:

      • Valid Citizen Card with the address in the United States of America.

Also registered automatically when applying for the Citizen Card.

Cost: Free

OBTAINING TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (NIF)

This page is available in Portuguese only.

O Consulado Geral de Portugal em Newark informa que passou a estar habilitado a iniciar instrução de pedidos de atribuição do NIF, de acordo com os seguintes procedimentos:

1. Os requerentes, cidadão nacional ou estrangeiro não residente em Portugal, deverão preencher o formulário que se encontra disponível aqui:
NIF-Modelo de Carta para residentes fora da EU ou neste Consulado Geral, e apresenta-lo juntamente com cópia de documento de identificação e comprovativo do domicílio fiscal (faturas água, luz ou gás).

2. Os requerentes deverão igualmente nomear um representante fiscal (pessoa singular ou coletiva), domiciliado em Portugal que declare expressamente a aceitação da representação (formulário que se encontra disponível aqui:
Modelo de Aceitação da Representação Fiscal ou neste Consulado Geral).
Em alternativa, será também aceite como documento que titula a representação fiscal, contrato de mandato como representação, desde que conste do mesmo orientação aceitação expressa da representação fiscal.

3. Para preenchimento dos formulários é necessária, da parte do requerente e do representante fiscal, informação relativa a:
Nome completo (sem abreviaturas), data de nascimento, nº e validade do documento de identificação (Cartão de Cidadão, ou Bilhete de Identidade, ou Passaporte), naturalidade, domicilio fiscal, endereço eletrónico, e NIF do representante fiscal.

4. O pedido, acompanhado da restante documentação, será encaminhado para a Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira, a quem compete a atribuição do NIF.

5. Após atribuição do NIF, a Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira informará o representante fiscal em Portugal, por via eletrónica ou postal, da respetiva emissão.

TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION FOR MINORS

Required documents:

      • Valid B.I, Citizen Card or Passport of one or both parents, depending on the situation.

Cost: USD 17.55

SERVICES BY APPOINTMENT

Customers should make an online BOOKING for the following services:

NATIONALITY

ATTENTION:: If the parents of the child/adult are married and the marriage isn’t registered in Portugal, the marriage is mandatory to be registered first or the child/adult wont be able to obtain nationality.

For more information on how to register the marriage at the consulate, visit our page CONSULATE AT HOME

CHILDREN UP TO 13 YEARS OLD:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Original birth certificate with raised seal (If you were born outside of NJ, PA or DE you will have to request that the birth certificate have an apostile (seal) that will be put on by the local government of the american state that you were born in);
  • One recent photo, in color (passport sized);
  • Its mandatory that both parents are present at the Consulate when applying and have to be correctly identified. The childs presence is not necessary at this time.

Fees: exempt.

CHILDREN FROM 14 UNTIL 17 YEARS OLD:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Full transcript birth certificate original with raised seal EXAMPLE OF FULL TRANSCRIPT BIRTH CERTIFICATE (If you were born outside of NJ, PA or DE you will have to request that the birth certificate have an apostile (seal) that will be put on by the local government of the american state that you were born in)(this document won’t be returned);
  • One recent photo, in color (passport sized);
  • Valid american passport;
  • Its mandatory that both parents are present at the Consulate when applying and have to be correctly identified. The childs presence is not necessary at this time.

Fees: exempt.

ADULTS 18 YEARS AND OLDER:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    • Full transcript birth certificate, original with raised seal EXAMPLE OF FULL TRANSCRIPT BIRTH CERTIFICATE (If you were born outside of NJ, PA or DE you will have to request that the birth certificate have an apostile (seal) that will be put on by the local government of the american state that you were born in)(this document won’t be returned);
    • One recent photo, in color (passport sized);
    • Valid american passport;
    • Both parents presence is not needed. Its obligatory for the adult applying to be present at the time of the application;

Fees: USD 284.29 (in cash)

If you want to apply for nationality but were born outside of the U.S.A, you’ll have to contact us by email (consulado.newark@mne.pt), so we can explain to you how to proceed.

For more information: http://www.consuladogeralportugalnewark.org/registo-de-nascimento/

POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Required documents: 

  • B.I./citizen card or Passport;
  • Tax Identification Number for each grantor(s) and the draft for power-of-attorney; full name, nationality, marital status, and address of your representative;

The presence of each person signing the document is required. They must be registered at the Consulate. If not, they must bring 1 passport size photo.

Cost:  USD 58.50, payable in cash.

For more information: www.consuladogeralportugalnewark.org/procuracoes/

INHERITORS ENABLEMENT

Required documents: 

  • Photocopies of identification documents w/ photo of foreign heirs, and if Portuguese, citizen cards/Identity cards photocopies;
  • Birth and marriage certificates of the heirs, if foreigners;
  • Certificate of will (if any);
  • Portuguese death, marriage, birth certificates provided by Consulate, if requested in advance;
  • Presence of oldest/main heir, with respective citizen card or B.I

Presence of oldest/main heir, with respective citizen card or B.I. He/She must be registered at the Consulate. If not, bring 1 passport size photo.

Cost: USD 233.98, payable in cash / “cash”.

For more information: habilitacao-de-herdeiros

Customers need to make an appointment by EMAIL for the following services:

  • Acquisition of Portuguese nationality (For people born outside of the USA);
  • Loss of Portuguese nationality;
  • Marrying at the Consulate;
  • Will.

CONSULATE AT HOME

Services that are requested by mail:

  • Requesting marriage certificate;
  • Requesting birth certificate;
  • Requesting death certificate;
  • Shipping container/Luggage certificate;
  • Residence certificate;
  • Automobile import certificate;
  • Certificate to exchange American drivers license by Portuguese drivers license;
  • Certificate to exchange Portuguese drivers license by American drivers license;
  • Certificate of two name usage;
  • Annual income certificate;
  • Military certificate (To exempt having to show up to Dia da Defesa Nacional);
  • Death registration in Portugal;
  • Marriage registratioon;

For instructions on how to request these documents, please click CONSULATE AT HOME.

In case of doubt about any service you would like to request, please contact us, preferably by sending an email to: consulado.newark@mne.pt.

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