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Attention: The jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Portugal in Newark includes the states of NewJersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. If you are a resident of a different state, please look for your consular service at the Embassy and Consulates page.

The “consulate at home” is a service that allows our users to obtain various documents without the need to travel to the Consulate. It is a very convenient way, as it allows you to request and to receive the requested documents by mail. All applications are processed as quickly as possible. The following acts or documents do not require your presence at the Consulate. Just send by mail the necessary papers and a “money order” of the respective amount for payment and you´ll receive the requested document at home.

MARRIAGE REGISTRATION

Document List:

  • Birth certificate of the foreign spouse, issued six months ago or less (this will be kept in file);
  • Full transcript marriage certificate with raised seal example full transcript marriage certificate(this will be kept in file);
  • Photocopy of B.I. or Citizen Card;
  • Foreign spouse passport photocopy;
  • Document certifying residency in the US  (ex.: driver’s license photocopy);
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • If the sender is Portuguese, he/she has to be registered in the Consulate to do this. If not, that person will have to do that first, show up to the Consulate and bring one passport sized picture.

Obs. The birth and marriage certificates issued outside of the US, will have to be apostilled, in case that country doesn’t issue apostille, the document will have to be authenticated by the Portuguese Consulate in that country. If These documents aren’t written in Portuguese or English they will have to be translated, apostilled or certified and well keep them in file.

Print and fill out: Form-to-register-marriage

Print and fill out: Cover Letter Marriage Registration

Cost: USD 140.39, “money order” payable to “Consulado Geral de Portugal-Newark”

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

For more info: consuladoportugalnewark.org/registo-de-casamentos

REGISTER DEATH IN PORTUGAL

Document list:

  • Full transcript death certificate example full transcript death certificate (this will be kept in file);
  • Photocopy of B.I. or Cartão de Cidadão of the deceased person;
  • Photocopy of B.I. or Cartão de Cidadão or passport of the person filling the paperwork;
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;

Print and fill out: DEATH REGISTRATION FORM

Print and fill out: DEATH REGISTRATION COVER LETTER

Cost: Free.

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

For more information: consuladoportugalnewark.org/registo-de-obito

SHIPPING CONTAINER/LUGGAGE CERTIFICATE

Document list:  

  • Photocopy of B.I. or Cartão de Cidadão (have to be valid and with US residency);
  • list of objects being imported, in triplicate, each signed by the person shipping, indicating the date of return to Portugal and the address where the person will live;
  • Document certifying residency in the US  (ex.: driver’s license photocopy);
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • If the sender is Portuguese, he/she has to be registered in the Consulate to do this. If not, that person will have to do that first, show up to the Consulate and bring one passport sized picture.

Print and fill out: CERT. DE BAGAGEM-online

Cost: USD 26.91 “money order” payable to “Consulado Geral de Portugal-Newark”.

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

For more information: www.consuladogeralportugalnewark.org/certificados-de-bagagem/

RESIDENCE CERTIFICATE

Document list:  

  • Photocopy of B.I. or Cartão de Cidadão (have to be valid and with US residency);
  • Paperwork proving residency superior to 185 days (ex.: Drivers license photocopy);
  • Document certifying residency in the US  (ex.: driver’s license photocopy);
  • Designate the receiver (person/reason) for the certificate.
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • If the sender is Portuguese, he/she has to be registered in the Consulate to do this. If not, that person will have to do that first, show up to the Consulate and bring one passport sized picture.

Print and fill out: CERT. DE RESIDÊNCIA-online

Cost: USD 35.10, “money-order” payable to “Consulado Geral de Portugal-Newark”

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

For more information: http://www.consuladogeralportugalnewark.org/certificados-de-residencia/

AUTOMOBILE IMPORT CERTIFICATE

Document list:

  • Photocopy of B.I. or Cartão de Cidadão (have to be valid and with US residency);
  • Vehicle title and registration;
  • Valid American driver’s license photocopy;
  • Declaration of return date, indicating the address where the person is transferring residency to in Portugal;
  • Document certifying residency in the US  (ex.: driver’s license photocopy);
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • If the sender is Portuguese, he/she has to be registered in the Consulate to do this. If not, that person will have to do that first, show up to the Consulate and bring one passport sized picture.

Cost: USD 143.90 “money order” payable to “Consulado Geral de Portugal-Newark”.

Print and fill out: CERT. P IMPORTAÇÃO DE AUTOMÓVEL-online

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

For more information: www.consuladogeralportugalnewark.org/importacao-de-automovel/

CERTIFICATE TO EXCHANGE AMERICAN DRIVERS LICENSE TO PORTUGUESE DRIVERS LICENSE

Document list:

  • Valid American drivers license photocopy;
  • Photocopy of B.I. or Cartão de Cidadão (have to be valid and with US residency);
  • “Certified Abstract” issued by NJ/PA/DE Motor Vehicles;
  • Document certifying residency in the US  (ex.: driver’s license photocopy);
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • If the sender is Portuguese, he/she has to be registered in the Consulate to do this. If not, that person will have to do that first, show up to the Consulate and bring one passport sized picture.

Print and fill out: CERT. P TROCA DE CARTA DE CONDUÇÃO AMERICANA POR PORTUGUESA-online

Cost: USD 35.10, “money-order” payable to “Consulado Geral de Portugal-Newark”

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

For more information: consuladoportugalnewark.org/carta-de-conducao-americana-americana-por-portuguesa

CERTIFICATE TO EXCHANGE PORTUGUESE DRIVERS LICENSE TO AMERICAN DRIVERS LICENSE

Document list:

  • Portuguese drivers license photocopy;
  • Photocopy of B.I. or Cartão de Cidadão (have to be valid and with US residency);
  • Document certifying residency in the US  (ex.: driver’s license photocopy);
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • If the sender is Portuguese, he/she has to be registered in the Consulate to do this. If not, that person will have to do that first, show up to the Consulate and bring one passport sized picture.

Print and fill out: CERT. P TROCA DE CARTA DE CONDUÇÃO PORTUGUESA POR AMERICANA-online

Cost: USD 35.10, “money order” payable to “Consulado Geral de Portugal-Newark”.

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

For more information: www.consuladogeralportugalnewark.org/carta-de-conducao-portuguesa-por-americana/

CERTIFICATE OF TWO NAME USAGE

Document list:

  • Photocopy of B.I. or Cartão de Cidadão (have to be valid and with US residency);
  • Photocopy of official document containing the other name;
  • Document certifying residency in the US  (ex.: driver’s license photocopy);
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • If the sender is Portuguese, he/she has to be registered in the Consulate to do this. If not, that person will have to do that first, show up to the Consulate and bring one passport sized picture.

Print and fill out: CERT. PARA USO DE 2 NOMES-online

Cost: USD 35.10 “money order” payable to “Consulado Geral de Portugal-Newark”.

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

ANNUAL INCOME CERTIFICATE

Document list:

  • Photocopy of B.I. or Cartão de Cidadão (have to be valid and with US residency);
  • Document certifying residency in the US  (ex.: driver’s license photocopy);
  • Photocopy of the declaration of IRS, of the year in question;
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • If the sender is Portuguese, he/she has to be registered in the Consulate to do this. If not, that person will have to do that first, show up to the Consulate and bring one passport sized picture.

Print and fill out: CERT. DE RENDIMENTO ANUAL AUFERIDO-online

Cost: USD 35.10 “money order” payable to “Consulado Geral de Portugal-Newark”.

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

MILITARY CERTIFICATE (to exempt having to show up for Dia da Defesa Nacional)

Document list:

  • Photocopy of B.I. or Cartão de Cidadão (have to be valid and with US residency);
  • Document certifying residency in the US  (ex.: driver’s license photocopy);
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • If the sender is Portuguese, he/she has to be registered in the Consulate to do this. If not, that person will have to do that first, show up to the Consulate and bring one passport sized picture.

Print and fill out: Requerimento Dispensa -DDN

Print and fill out: CERTIFICADOS PARA FINS MILITARES-online

Cost: Free

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

For more information: www.consuladogeralportugalnewark.org/recenseamento-militar/

REQUEST MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

Document list:

  • Photocopy of B.I. or Cartão de Cidadão or passport;
  • Document certifying residency in the US  (ex.: driver’s license photocopy);
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • If the sender is Portuguese, he/she has to be registered in the Consulate to do this. If not, that person will have to do that first, show up to the Consulate and bring one passport sized picture.

Print and fill out: Ficha-Pedido Certidão RC

Print and fill out: CERT. DE CASAMENTO-online

Cost: USD 23.40 “money order” payable to “Consulado Geral de Portugal-Newark”.

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

REQUEST BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Document list:

  • Photocopy of B.I. or Cartão de Cidadão or passport;
  • Document certifying residency in the US  (ex.: driver’s license photocopy);  
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • If the sender is Portuguese, he/she has to be registered in the Consulate to do this. If not, that person will have to do that first, show up to the Consulate and bring one passport sized picture.

Print and fill out: Ficha-Pedido Certidão RC

Print and fill out: CERT. DE NASCIMENTO-online

Cost: USD 23.40 “money order” payable to “Consulado Geral de Portugal-Newark”.

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

REQUEST DEATH CERTIFICATE

Document list:

  • Photocopy of the deceased B.I., Cartão de Cidadão or Passport;
  • Declaration of date and place of death;
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • If the sender is Portuguese, he/she has to be registered in the Consulate to do this. If not, that person will have to do that first, show up to the Consulate and bring one passport sized picture.

Print and fill out: Ficha-Pedido Certidão RC

Print and fill out: CERT. DE ÓBITO-online

Cost: USD 23.40 “money order” payable to “Consulado Geral de Portugal-Newark”.

Send to:

Portuguese Consulate, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102

Payment

The payment of the acts or documents above referred must be made by “money order” payable to “Consulado Geral de Portugal-Newark” to be sent along with the necessary papers for the proceedings. When documents or acts have variable cost, these are not mentioned on the appropriate form. In such cases it is requested that, before proceeding with the order, you confirm by email the correct amount to be paid.

If you do not send the necessary elements and the exact amount, the documents will not be issued.

Before sending us your application, please note the following:

  • check if you have filled out the form with all necessary data;
  • if you want certificates, do not forget to indicate:
    • the type of certificate you want (birth, marriage or death);
    • the number of certificates desired.
    • if full names, dates and places are correctly indicated.
  • your email or telephone contacts;
  • annexed “money order” payable to the Consulate, with the correct amount;
  • annex copy of ID Card or Citizen Card;
  • include a  self addressed and stamped return envelope.