Portuguese Nationality

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WHAT DOES PORTUGUESE NATIONALITY CONSIST OF?
Nationality establishes to which country a person's rights and duties are linked. And it can change throughout life. It can be acquired at birth or during life, and it can also be lost. Portuguese law allows a Portuguese person to have other nationalities. Therefore, it is not necessary to give up another nationality to acquire Portuguese nationality. However, the laws of other countries may require that you give up your Portuguese nationality in order to have the nationality of one of these countries.
WHO CAN HAVE PORTUGUESE NATIONALITY?
You can have Portuguese nationality if:
• Born in Portugal with parents of Portuguese nationality
• Born in Portugal with foreign parents
• Born abroad with parents of Portuguese nationality
• Grandchildren of Portuguese descent
• Marry a person of Portuguese nationality
• Legally residing in Portugal for at least 5 years
There are also other cases in which it is possible to acquire or reacquire Portuguese nationality.
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WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF OBTAINING PORTUGUESE CITIZENSHIP?
Obtaining your Portuguese nationality is always a great advantage, as it allows you to live legally, not only in Portugal, but in any country of the European community, facilitates the search for work and also, in the case of admission to Portuguese higher education (degrees) , the student approved in a public institution has a very low cost in terms of studies, among other benefits that a European nationality offers.
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WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES FOR THOSE WHO WILL OBTAIN PORTUGUESE CITIZENSHIP?
RIGHTS
• Family Reunification
• Social Security
• Straight to non-discrimination
• Right to reputation and privacy
• Freedom of the press, expression and demonstration, under the terms of the law
• Right to freedom and security
• Right to take up residence in any part of the national territory
• Legal assistance
• Property right
• Right to work and strike
• Being able to exercise political power through universal suffrage
• Right to education
• Right to health
• Freedom of cultural creation (scientific, technical, literary and artistic)
• Right to assistance in disability and old age
DUTIES
• Comply with the laws
• Respect the rights of other individuals
• Provide your livelihood with your work
• Feeding close relatives who are unable to provide for themselves
• Educating and protecting others
• Protect nature, as well as community and public heritage
• Collaborate with authorities
WHAT IT'S LIKE LIVING IN PORTUGAL
After acquiring Portuguese nationality, you will have access to the standard of living in one of the countries considered the most peaceful and safe in the world.
• The weather
• The gastronomy
• Cultural richness
• Quality of life
• Good public health system
• Quality educational system
• Efficient and cheap public transport
• A gateway to discover the rest of Europe
• Balance between urban life and contact with nature
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COMMON QUESTIONS
To find out who is entitled to portuguese nationality, check the IRN website.
All people who live in Portugal legally for a period of at least 5 years are entitled to apply for Portuguese citizenship by residence time.
Yes, it makes a difference. The documents must be valid when the application is entered into the systems related to the application in question, and not just on the date the application is formulated. The same goes for the age group of the applicant.
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