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The women who have lost the Portuguese citizenship due to the fact they have got married to a foreign citizen prior to the effectiveness of the Nationality Act 1981, may re-acquire it.

 

It is important to highlight that all women who got married to foreign citizens, before the Nationality Act 1981 came into force, had lost the Portuguese citizenship, no matter whether the marriage has been registered at the Portuguese Civil Register Office or not.

 

To learn more about this subject, check the article Re-acquisition of the Portuguese Citizenship.

 

Differently to what happens to those citizens who have lost the Portuguese citizenship due to the fact they have obtained another citizenship and whose registrations were not processed, implying on the automatic re-acquisition of the Portuguese citizenship, the Portuguese women, who got married with foreign citizens during the effectiveness of the Act 2098, have lost the Portuguese citizenship, however, being able to re-acquire it.

 

Necessary documents

 

-       Form Mod. 30

 

If the loss of the citizenship has been registered at the Portuguese Civil Register Office, it must be identified.

 

If the loss of the citizenship has not been registered at the Portuguese Civil Register Office, the following documents must also be gathered:

a)     Document proving the foreign citizenship of the applicant, informing the date and the grounds on which she has obtained the new citizenship, with the due translation if not issued in Portuguese.

b)    Birth Certificate of the applicant with the annotation of the marriage.

 

There are no lodging fees to be paid.