There are several ways to acquire Portuguese nationality, depending on individual circumstances and one’s connection to Portugal.

The primary methods for obtaining Portuguese nationality include marriage or de facto union with a Portuguese citizen, adoption by Portuguese citizens, being born on Portuguese soil, having Portuguese ancestors, residing in Portugal for a specific period, and regaining nationality for those who previously held it but lost it.

In addition to these, there are several other avenues to obtain Portuguese nationality.

It is important to note that the requirements and procedures for acquiring Portuguese nationality can vary according to an individual’s personal situation and may be subject to potential changes in legislation. Therefore, it is advisable to always consult with a specialized attorney to obtain specific guidance on the process of acquiring Portuguese nationality.

Nationality Department

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