The transcription of birth of a person born before 19 Dec 1961 takes a maximum of 1yr. I have received many enquires via e-mail about process which are more than a year old. The applicants are helpless, as they have no clue about the procedure to find out the information about their process. Each time they visit the agent who had helped them he/she plays the same story " next moinea Portugula sun letter ieatoli" (next month you will receive a letter from Portugal) to make it sound professional he included his advocates name in this reply. Six months later, the applicant still has not received any letter from Portugal.
The correspondence is delivered to the advocate who had submitted the process in Lisbon – Portugal; therefore as told by the agent in Goa, I am not sure whose letter will come to the applicant as the correspondence is forwarded to the advocate.
This is just the beginning, ask for the advocates name and telephone number and IF supplied by the agent make the call to him/her in Portugal some of you might be surprised the so called your appointed advocate does not even recognize you by your name and all the information. The local agents just informed you that the advocate in Portugal informed him that you will receive a letter shortly.
Many agents in Goa pay the advocates just to submit the papers once the papers are submitted and the CRC number is obtained the advocates job is over. All the correspondence from the Conservatoria is received by the advocate, and then forwarded to the garbage bin.
The worst part is, updates of your process can only be obtained by the advocate appointed by the agent for you since he has the Power of Attorney on your behalf. There are also some highly influential advocates use their charm to get information without the Power of Attorney, but the information is only verbal nothing in writing.
The Conservatoria takes 7 days to reply to your letter requesting update on the process, it's time for all the applicant whose cases are pending for more than 6 months to ask their agents to provide the written reply from the Conservatoria which will help you to get the true facts/updates on your case.
I would really appreciate if the viewers of this blog question their agents and write the reply in the comment section. Many Goans will be spared by reading your helpful comments.
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