The government announced on Wednesday that Portuguese residents in the European Union (EU) who wish to apply for Portuguese citizenship for their children born in the European Union or the United Kingdom can now apply for birth registration online.
According to a joint statement by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice, two government agencies involved in the initiative, the aim is to make it accessible to the entire Portuguese community abroad.
Since December 2020, Portuguese residents in the UK and France have been able to place this order online.
Online access to birth registration is done through the portal da Justica And parents can request the birth registration of their children free of charge, without having to go to the embassy in the jurisdiction where they reside.
Order applies Only up to one age, The children of the Portuguese people who can be recognized by a digital mobile key or citizen card, in this case the address and authentication using the card reader and zip codes.
In addition to issuing Citizens ‘Cards by post to nationals living abroad, the move also provides for a new embassy management model, which aims to “facilitate citizens’ de-materialization and simplification of their relationship with the embassy network.”
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