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 General are the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware).

On a temporary basis, all requests for Birth Registration/Portuguese Nationality must be sent to this Consulate General of Portugal by postal mail, to the following address: Consulate General of Portugal in Newark, The Legal Center at One Riverfront Plaza, Suite 40, Newark, NJ 07102.

ATTENTION: If the parents of the child/adult are married and the marriage is not registered in Portugal, the marriage is mandatory to be registered first 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.

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);
  • Photocopy of Portuguese ID from parents or photocopy of Passport (if one of the parents is not portuguese)
  • Send Information of address, email and phone number.
  •  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);
  • Photocopy of valid american passport;
  • Photocopy of Portuguese ID from parents or photocopy of Passport (if one of the parents is not portuguese)
  • Send Information of address, email and phone number.
  • 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 will not be returned);
  • One recent photo, in color (passport sized);
  • Photocopy of valid american passport;
  • Photocopy of Portuguese ID from parents.
  • Send Information of address, email and phone number.
  • Fees: USD 264.60 (money order, that should be addressed to Consulate General of Portugal in Newark)

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.