The Portuguese Consulate here in Goa advises you to apply for Bilhete de Identidade or BI to register the marriage. The BI takes approx. 3- 4 months to arrive after the application is made at the Portuguese Consulate in Goa. To make a BI application you need to make an appointment that is scheduled only after 6 – 8 weeks. I feel this is waste of time since you can directly register your marriage in Portugal soon after the transcription/registration of the Birth.
To register your marriage in Portugal for Portuguese Passport (Goans) you need to appoint an attorney or a lawyer in Portugal. Or if you have any relations or friends living in the close proximity of the Conservatoria than they can submit your documents for Marriage registration for Portuguese Passport.
The Lawyers charge Euro 100 to register the marriage and they guarantee the marriage registration for Portuguese Passport in 45 days or earlier. The registration fee to be paid to the Conservatoria is Euro 100.
Documents required to register Marriage in Portugal for Portuguese Passport for Goans are:
1. Copy of Assento do Nascimento ( of euro 16.00)
2. Birth Certificate of husband/wife whose birth is not registered in Portugal.
3. Marriage Certificate from Sub – Register.
4. Marriage Certificate from Church.
Excluding document # 1 (Assento do Nascimento) all others have to be notarized, attested by the Collector and than by the Under Sectary (Home Department). All documents should be in Portuguese if they are in other languages they have to be translated in Portuguese and both the copies have to be notarized, attested by the Collector and Under Sectary (Home Dept) before submission. To find a professional translator click HERE