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Located in southern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal is a popular destination for people of all backgrounds. The country boasts some of the world’s most popular surfing hotspots, exclusive Port Wine, 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, unique Late-Gothic Manueline architecture, and beautiful landscapes throughout the Algarve region that make the country one to add to anyone’s list.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can reclaim your Portugese citizenship through your family lineage.
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Portugal allows for a wide range of options in acquiring dual citizenship. This means that if you meet the requirements to receive a Czech Portugal, you would be able to live, work, and study in any of the 28 countries throughout the European Union with no restrictions. 

There are currently four ways to apply for Portuguese citizenship using your family lineage.

If you know that you have an ancestor from Portugal, we would be happy to discuss whether you can apply for citizenship. Below you will find a brief summary of what is required in order to apply.


Many people whose parents or grandparents were born in Portugal or one of its former territories can qualify for Portuguese citizenship through descent. Below are the personal requirements you must meet, as well as the documentation you must be able to present.

Lineage Requirements

To meet the requirements for Portuguese citizenship, you must:
  • Be the child of a Portuguese parent.
  • Be a citizen from a former Portuguese overseas territory.
  • Have family lineage tracing back to a Sephardic Jew.
  • Be able to prove that you were formerly a Portuguese citizen who has previously lost citizenship.

Paperwork Requirements

To apply for Portuguese citizenship, you must have the appropriate documents in order, and of which must be translated into Portuguese. You must be able to provide translated copies of:
  • Your own birth certificate
  • The birth certificate(s) and other relevant documents of your direct Portuguese ancestor

Are you required to travel?

Some countries require you to travel in order to receive your citizenship once you have proven to be related to a citizen, however, this is not required by the Portuguese government! You can receive your Czech citizenship without ever leaving your home country.

Find out if you are eligible to regain your family’s Portuguese citizenship.

Fill out our contact form to the best of your ability to speak with one of our experienced associates about how we can help to guide you through the citizenship process!