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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Gil, Ana Rita - Piçarra, Nuno

Published: September 2009 - Latest Update: November 2012

Citizenship Policy Making in Mediterranean EU States[pdf] by Estrada, Isabel

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Healy, Claire

Published: March 2013

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Healy, Claire

Published: June 2013

Handbook on Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Immigrant Integration [English][pdf][pdf]

Handbook on Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Immigrant Integration [Portugese] [pdf]

Country expert(s)

Estrada, Isabel

Gil, Ana Rita

Healy, Claire

Jerónimo, Patrícia

Piçarra, Nuno

Current citizenship law

Organic Law 9/2015: 7th Amendment of the Law 37/81 of 3 October (Nationality Law) LANGUAGE: uk


Lei Organica n.º 9/2015: Setima alteração à Lei n.º 37/81, de 3 de outubro (Lei da Nacionalidade) LANGUAGE: Portugal

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Portugal domestic case law
International and European case law Portugal International and European case law
Citizenship statistics

Portugal Statistics

Citizenship News

British Sephardic Jews apply for Portuguese passports after Brexit

Portugal includes anti-terrorist measures in nationality act

Portugal grants citizenship to grandchildren of Portuguese citizens

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship