Birth Registration - over 18 Australia

If you reside in Australia (except in ACT) and one or both of your parents are Portuguese you may apply for Portuguese nationality.

Please post the following documents to this Consulate General of Portugal in Sydney:


  • Personal details form
  • Declaration of Portuguese Nationality - Over 18  - signatures must be recognized by an Australian Justice of Peace or Notary
  • Original Full Birth Certificate of the applicant** (certificates issued by countries other than Australia or New Zealand need to be certified by the Portuguese Consulate in that country)
  • Time of birth (indicate a.m. or p.m.)
  • Certified Copy of Australian Passport or Driver Licence (Applicant)
  • Copy of  Portuguese marriage certificate (parents)
  • Copies of  birth certificates (parents)
  • Copy of Portuguese ID card  (Portuguese parents)
  • Copy of Australian Passport or Driver Licence (Foreign Parents)
  • pre paid self-addressed envelope
  • Money order payable to the “Consulate General of Portugal in Sydney”, in the value of AUD 346.10* 

If you are married it is mandatory to register the marriage in Portugal

Enquires should be made by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Documents that are not written in Portuguese or English require translation

* Amount subject to exchange rate.

** Birth certificates from South Africa must be "Unabridged Birth certificate" stating the initial date of registration.