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There are situations in which the citizen who was born in the former State of India, whilst it was deemed a Portuguese territory, and he does not have any sort birth record: neither of birth registered in the record book of the Civil Register Office of the Portuguese Administration nor in the books of the Indian administration.

This citizen, if he meet all requirements established by law for the attribution of the nationality, is Portuguese, but has difficulties to apply for the registration in the Portuguese Civil Register Office, indispensable to give evidence of his nationality.

In such situation is still possible to proceed to the late registration of the birth, under the terms of the article 99 of the Civil Registration Code.

In order to instruct this sort of procedure, it is necessary to gather, if possible, a document proving the accuracy of the declaration and naming two witnesses, being the Civil Register Officer make all necessary inquiries to verify the facts.