Nationality to Portuguese Ex-Colonies

Indian Territories

The individuals born in the former Portuguese State of India (Goa, Daman, Diu and Dadrá and Nagar-Aveli) are entitled to Portuguese nationality, up to the second-degree descendant of Portuguese, if they fulfill one of the following Requirements:

  • Have been born in the former Portuguese territories until 19 December 1961.
  • The parents were born in the Portuguese territories during the period of Portuguese sovereignty, even if the applicant was born in another country.
  • Be married to a Portuguese citizen or who meets the above requirements.

They are also considered Portuguese of the former State of India, those born there until June 3, 1975, however they will have to prove that they were not domiciled in any of the former colonies at the time of their independence.

The Proof of their status as Portuguese citizens is made with registration and for this reason they must integrate their birth into the Portuguese civil registry by one of the forms admitted in law, transcription or birth registration.

If you wish to begin the process of Portuguese Nationality, please contact us.

African Territories

The individuals born in the former Portuguese territories in Africa (Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe) may be entitled to Portuguese nationality.

In special cases, the Council of Ministers may determine the retention of Portuguese nationality, or grant to an individual born in overseas territory that has been under Portuguese administration and their spouses, widowers or descendants.

Macau

It applies to:

  • Individuals born in the territory of Macao and its dependencies until November 21, 1981 (unless they are children of foreigners who are in the territory of the State).
  • The children of a Portuguese father or mother, born in the territory of Macao and its dependencies, between 21 November 1981 and 20 December 1999.
  • The children of a Portuguese father or mother, born in Macao after 20 December 1999.
  • The foreign woman married to Portuguese citizens until 21 November, 21 November 1981.

Timor-Leste

Individuals born in Timor, children of a father or mother with Portuguese nationality, stateless persons of unknown nationality, incognito or even foreigners, provided they were not in the service of their State until April 25, 1976.

Between 1976 and May 20, 2002, Portuguese-born citizens are only those born in Timor who are the children of a Portuguese father or mother.

After independence, the children of a father or mother with Portuguese nationality, born in Timor-Leste, continue to have the right to Portuguese nationality.

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