Citizenship (Grandchildren)

The Organic Law No. 9/2015 of 29 July, being the seventh amendment of Law No. 37/91, of October 03 (Nationality Act), extends Portuguese nationality of origin to grandchildren of Portuguese born overseas.

This Law shall only become effective after the necessary changes, which are expected, are made to the Portuguese Nationality Regulation. 


Citizenship (Marriage)

Foreigners who have been married for more than three years to a Portuguese citizen or who have been living in a de facto relationship for more than three years with a Portuguese citizen can acquire Portuguese citizenship provided that none of the circumstances that are grounds for opposition to the acquisition of nationality are verified - Articles 3 and 9 of the Citizenship Law and Article 14 of the Citizenship Regulation.