An urgency request in the process of obtaining Portuguese nationality is a special application made by an individual with the aim of expediting the process compared to the normal processing times.

However, this is not a resource to be used routinely. The approval of these requests is highly selective and intended for truly exceptional circumstances where delays could result in severe and irreversible harm to the applicant.

It is crucial to provide solid evidence justifying the urgency, such as the risk of deportation due to political, racial, religious, gender-based persecution, or other violations of human rights; imminent job loss due to the expiration of a work visa; or the need for life-threatening urgent medical treatment available only in European Union Member States.

We recommend consulting a specialized professional to ensure proper handling of the urgency request and increase the chances of success in the process.

Nationality Department

Ana Santos Fontes | Maria Moura Fonseca | Ana Luíza Fronczak