Country Profiles



Portugal

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

Piçarra, Nuno

Current citizenship law

Law 37/81: Nationality Act (as amended by Organic Law 2/2006) LANGUAGE: uk

 

Lei 37/81: Lei da Nacionalidade (as amended by Organic Law 2/2006) LANGUAGE: Portugal

 

Please note: the consolidated versions above do not include amendments enacted by Organic Laws 1/2013 and 8/2015.

 

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation

Terminology

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

Portugal includes anti-terrorist measures in nationality act

Portugal grants citizenship to grandchildren of Portuguese citizens

‘Passport for sale’ plan raises concern among EU Member States

Citizenship Forum N/A
Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship

Bibliography

List of Bibliographical references

Working papers N/A