BIRTH REGISTRATION IN PORTUGAL

The birth of an individual, born in the U.S.A, who has the right to obtain Portuguese nationality must be registered at the Portuguese Consulate of its respective jurisdiction area (the area of this Consulate are the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware).To apply you will need to make an appointment here

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.