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Cost for Jewish Descendants to Obtain Portuguese Citizenship

Michael Decker
Michael Decker

This article addresses the cost for Jewish descendants to obtain Portuguese citizenship.  In the event you know your family descended from Sephardic Jews, whether or not you are Jewish, you may be eligible to apply for Portuguese citizenship.  Many descendants of the Sephardic Jewish community have taken these steps successfully.

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Governmental Cost for Jewish Descendants to Obtain Portuguese Citizenship

The official costs involved in the process address the various procedures and types of applications one might encounter.  If an applicant wishes to apply for citizenship based on Sephardic Law, indicating they are descended from Sephardic Jews, the tax registration is 250 euros.  

When it comes to applications for a non-Sephardic spouse and minor children, more time and paperwork are involved, although this is possible.  We have a separate article addressing these various procedures.

The tax registration involved in registering a marriage in Portugal is 120 euros.  Registering minor children through the proper authorities costs 250 euros. Finally, the tax registration for nationality through marriage costs 250 euros.  

In the event your documents are not in English, French, or Portuguese, we can provide a notary translation of these documents.  The cost depends on the type, length, and amount of documents.

These costs specifically address the official governmental registration fees.  There are further various fees involved depending on how much legal assistance one might want to ensure the quickest and smoothest outcome to the process.  Feel free to contact us to discuss the costs.

It is important to note that when seeking legal assistance or notary translations, it is usually best to avoid the cheapest option.  We have had many clients come to us after unsuccessful attempts at less experienced, cheaper law firms. Also, once you have already tried to submit documents, it is difficult to try and resubmit in the event you are rejected.  

This Series of Articles

This article is one in a longer series addressing various topics, such as the documents needed, how long it takes, how to prove one’s connection to the Portuguese Jewish community, non-Jews and Sephardic citizenship, what to do if you’ve had multiple residences prior to applying, how to get citizenship for one’s spouse and children, and more.

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Our law offices have over 30 years of experience successfully helping clients with all their visa and immigration needs.  If you seek to obtain Portuguese citizenship and have any questions about costs involved or anything else in the process, feel free to contact us.

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