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OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday | 8:30am – 12:30 pm

Due to the pandemic crisis,  walk-in attendence is temporarily suspended.

The attendence of all the Consulate Services is done , exclusively, by appointment only, with NO EXCEPTIONS.

Make your appointment here.

We are not accepting appointments by phone or e-mail.

 

SERVICES BY APPOINTMENT

CITIZEN CARD

Required documents:

  • Bilhete Identidade (B.I.) or Citizen Card (if it is not first application);
  • Tax Identification Number, Social Security Card, Health User Card (if you have them).

 

Cost: Varies between USD 21.77 and USD 52.27, payable in cash.

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

PASSPORT

 

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

Required documents:

  • B. I. ou Citizen Card up-to-date;
  • Previous Passport (if you have one).

 

Cost: between USD 81.67 and USD 130.67, payable in cash.

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

CONSULAR REGISTRATION

Required documents:

  • B.I. or Citizen Card, Passport or any other Portuguese identification document you might have;
  • Document proving that you are a resident of New Jersey, Delaware or Pennsylvania;
  • One (1) passport sized picture.

Cost: Exempt.

LIFE CERTIFICATES

Required documents: 

  • B. I. ou Citizen Card valid (indicating US residency);
  • Proof of  residence in NJ, PA or DE (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. That person must present a document, issued by your doctor, attesting your condition and stating that you can not come yourself.

You must be registered at the Consulate. If not, please read Consular Registration.

Cost: Exempt.

RESIDENCE CERTIFICATES FOR BANK PURPOSES

Required documents: 

  • B.I. or Citizen Card valid ( indicating US residency);
  • Employment letter to support the condition of productive emigrant for over 6 months;
  • Document with proof of respective earnings/payment (if retired);
  • Proof of current address (eg.:copy of a bank statement or a bill with your name on it).

You must be registered at the Consulate. If not, please check Consular Registration.
Applicant must be present at the Consulate.

Cost: USD 32.67
, 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;
  • For other documents, proceed the way you were informed, on the day that you applied.

Cost: Exempt.

PHOTOCOPY CERTIFICATION

Required documents:

  • Original document that needs to be certified;
  • Valid ID document.

Cost: USD 25.04 (If the document has up to 4 pages)

           PLUS USD 3.27 for each extra page, starting on the fifth page.

SIGNATURE CERTIFICATION

Required documents:

  • Original document that needs to be certified;
  • Valid ID document.

Cost: USD 25.04 (If the document has up to 4 pages)

           PLUS USD 3.27 por each extra page, starting on the fifth page.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Required documents:

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

You can also register when applying for or renewing the Citizen Card.

Cost: Exempt.

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 of the parents (if married to each other) or both parents (if divorced).

Cost: USD 16.33

NATIONALITY

ATTENTION: If the parents of the child/adult are married and the marriage is not registered in Portugal, the same marriage must be registered in Portugal firstly, or the child/adult will not be able to obtain nationality.

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

On a temporary basis, the Consulate is allowing people to mail in requests for Portuguese Nationality. 

The requests and necessary documents must be mailed to the following address:

Consulate General of Portugal in Newark

The Legal Center at One Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40

Newark, NJ 07102

 

Children up to 13 years old

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Original birth certificate with raised seal (if you were born outside of New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware 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);
  • It is mandatory that both parents are present at the Consulate when applying and have to be correctly identified. The child’s presence is not necessary at this time.

Fees: Exempt.

Children from 14 to 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 New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware 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 will not be returned);
  • One recent photo, in color (passport sized);
  • Valid American passport;
  • It is mandatory that both parents are present at the Consulate when applying and have to be correctly identified. The child’s 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 U.S. state that you were born in) (this document won’t be returned);
  • One recent photo, in color (passport sized);
  • Valid U.S. passport;
  • Both parents presence is not needed. It is mandatory for the adult applying to be present at the time of the application.

Fees: USD 264.60 (in cash).

 

NOTICE: If you want to apply for the Portuguese nationality but were born outside of the U.S.A, you will 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: 

  • Valid B.I., Citizen Card or Passport of the grantor(s);
  • Tax Identification Number for each grantor(s)
  • Draft for Power-of-Attorney;
  • Full name, nationality, marital status, and address of your representative.

All grantors must be present at the Consulate to sign the document. They must be registered at the Consulate. If not, please check Consular Registration.

Cost:  USD 54.44, payable in cash.

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

INHERITORS ENABLEMENT

Required documents: 

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

Notice: If the death of the Portuguese citizen has occured in the U.S.A., that death must be first registered in Portugal.

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 217.78, payable in 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 registration.

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 via email to consulado.newark@mne.pt.

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