Portuguese Passport Documents


An individual who is born on or before 19th December 1961 in Goa or Daman & Diu can avail for Portuguese Passport to become Portugal Citizens, as Portugal Government had not maintained any records of Portuguese Citizens before the year 1961 so those people are required to do their Birth Transcription in Portugal at Conservatoria dos Registos Centrais in Lisboa Portugal to obtain a Portuguese Passport.  

Documents required to obtain a Portuguese Birth Transcription are:

  • Birth Certificate (issued by sub registrar and should be in Portuguese Language)
  • Residence Certificate
  • Additional Residence Certificate (issued by Mamladar or Panchayat, should mention that you are a resident of Daman & Diu or Goa from birth during 1st Jan 1974 to 31st December 1975)

    (All above three documents Birth Certificate, Residence Certificate, and Additional Residence Certificate should be attested by Notary.)
  • Photo ID card (photo ID card issued by government for e.g. Driving license, Passport, Voters ID, PAN Card etc.)

Documents required to obtain a Portuguese Birth Transcription and Marriage are:

  • Birth Certificate (issued by sub registrar and should be in Portuguese Language)
  • Birth Certificate of Spouse
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Residence Certificate
  • Additional Residence Certificate (issued by Mamladar or Panchayat, should mention that you are a resident of Daman & Diu or Goa from birth during 1st Jan 1974 to 31st December 1975)
  • Police Clearance Certificate

To apply for Portuguese Passport you should first know that all documents should be submitted in Portuguese Language and if it is on English you should translate your documents required to apply for Portuguese Passport in Portuguese Language. 

Documents which are before 19th December 1961 in Goa or Daman and Diu are in Portuguese Language so there is no need of translation but the documents like residence certificate, additional residence certificate which are in English language are needed to be translated in Portuguese Language. 


Portugal Passport authority accepts only documents which are in Portuguese language except Indian Passport the only document in English language is acceptable by Portuguese Passport Authorities. The rest all original documents are to be submitted as it is.


Also Read: How to get a Portuguese Passport

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