Portugal

Portugal

Portuguese Citizenship by Descent

Over a Million Americans have Portuguese ancestry. To be eligible for Portuguese citizenship by descent, an individual must have at least one parent or grandparent who is a Portuguese citizen.

Sephardic Jews who can trace their ancestry to Portugal before the expulsion of Muslims and Jews from the Iberian Peninsula can also claim Portuguese citizenship by ancestry.

If you are claiming citizenship by ancestry from a grandparent, you will need to speak Portuguese.

Capital City

Lisbon

Visa free countries

191

Total area

92,090 km²

Languages

Portuguese

Currency

Euro €

Population

10.8 million (2017)

Time Zone

Western European (UTC)

Portugal Golden Visa

Passport with visa-free travel to 191 countries

Fast application processing time of 2-3 months

Instant EU citizenship

Portugal offers free government-subsidized healthcare and education to all its residents. As an EU citizen, you can also decide to live anywhere in the union and benefit from the healthcare system

Portuguese Citizenship by Descent
Application Requirements

To qualify for Portugal citizenship by ancestry, you need to have:

Eligibility

Eligibility​

Week 1
Week 1
Verify eligibility and onboarding with Global RCG.
Week 1
Week 2
Week 2
Book an appointment at the Portuguese consulate near you
Week 2
Week 3
Week 3
We help you collect all the relevant documents and fill the forms
Week 3
Month 3
Month 3
Go to your consulate appointment with your documents and forms
Month 3
Month 5
Month 5
Receive your Portuguese citizenship certificate
Month 5

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