Once the nationality application is approved, the new Portuguese citizen is registered with the Civil Registry of Portugal, and the respective Portuguese birth certificate is issued. This certificate is essential for various administrative and legal procedures.

With the Portuguese birth certificate in hand, the new citizen should request the issuance of other important documents. One of them is the citizen card, which identifies the Portuguese citizen to any public or private entity. It is valid throughout the national territory, as well as in European Union countries.

In addition to the citizen card, it is possible to apply for the issuance of the Portuguese passport, an essential document for international travel.

The issuance of such documents not only guarantees the official recognition of Portuguese citizenship but also enables the full exercise of civil, political, and social rights, as well as compliance with the duties established by Portuguese legislation.

Nationality Department

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