Birth Registration > One Portuguese parent > Under 14
- 14 years old
How do I register?
The minor does not need to be present;
It is mandatory that both parents are present or that one parent is present with the power of attorney of the other to authorize the registration;
Parents who are marriedto each other: if one of the parents is not present, you must write a power of attorney authorising the birth registration. You must bring with you a copy of the identification document (Citizen Card) of the absent parent. See the draft power of attorney here.
If the parents are not registered with the Consulate, they should bring with them the Consular Registration Form completed on the day of registration.
What documents do I need?
Valid identification documents from the parents:
Portuguese parent (valid Citizen Card, Identity Card or, if you do not have these documents, your valid Portuguese passport); Foreign parent (Passport);
Simple copy of the complete narrative birth certificate of the foreign father (if his identification document does not mention filiation and marital status).
Information relating only to the legalisation of certificates of civil status
United Kingdom British certificates do not need to be legalized or translated into Portuguese; European Union countries (EU28) In the EU, certificates issued in a bilingual format (Regulation (EU) 2016/1191) do not need to be legalised; Member countries of the Vienna Convention (of 8 September 1976) No legalization or translation into Portuguese is required; Member countries of the Hague Convention (of 5 October 1961) Certificates must be legalised by The Hague Apostille;
Click here to see the list of countries and their conventions. Any other country You must consult the Portuguese Consular Network with jurisdiction over the territory issuing the certificate you wish to legalize and/or translate.
Translation of Civil Registration Certificates
Foreign certificates must be translated into Portuguese, except for the following:
Certificates issued in the EU model 2016/1191;
Multilingual certificates of the Vienna Convention;
Certificates issued in English.
How much is it? The birth registration is free.
Warning: The services reserve the right to require additional documentation in order to carry out the consular act.