The Portuguese recognizes all person born in Goa, Daman & Diu born on or before 19th December 1961 to be Portuguese citizens. Since the Portuguese Government does not have any records of these Portuguese Citizens they are required to do their Birth Transcription in Portugal. The Birth Transcription is done at the Conservatoria dos Registos Centrais in Lisboa Portugal.
The Documents required for Birth Transcription in Portugal are:
1. Birth Certificate.
2. Residence Certificate.
3. Residence Certificate to prove your residence in Goa from 1.1.1974 to 31.12.1975.
4. Photo ID Card (Optional)
5. Original Document (Optional)
Birth Certificate should be from the Sub – Register only. It can be in "TEOR" or Extract. If the Birth Certificate is not in Portuguese than it has to be translate in Portuguese Language.
Residence Certificate has to be from the Panchayat or the Mamladar which should clearly state that you are a resident of Goa, Daman or Diu from birth and also during the period from 1.1.1974 – 31.12.1975.
Residence Certificate to Prove your Residence in Goa from 1.1.1974 – 31.12.1975
This certificate should state/prove that you have been a continuous resident of Goa or Daman or Diu during the year 1.1.1974 to 31.12.1975
Photo ID Card
This document is Optional and it can be any Photo ID Card issued by the Government. Eg: Passport, Election Card etc etc. You can still apply for Portuguese Nationality if you don't have this document.
Any document issued by the Portuguese Government Administration.
In the later part of 2004 the Conservatoria dos Registos Centrais started asking for this Original Document to minimize/fraudsters from obtaining Portuguese Nationality by forging Public Documents. This document is not a must but it makes the process simpler.
Attestation of Documents
For the documents obtained from Goa
The first three documents (Birth, Residence & Additional Residence) have to be attested by a Notary.
Under Secretary (Home Dept.).
Portuguese Consulate Panjm Goa
For the documents obtained from Daman & Diu and neighboring states.
Under Secretary (Home Dept.).
Portuguese Consulate Panjim Goa.
For documents obtained from other parts of India
External Affairs Ministry – Delhi.
Portuguese Embassy – Delhi.
Cost involved obtaining the Documents.
Other than the normal charges (Govt. Adm.) to obtain the above mentioned documents
Nortary – Rs. 70.00 (Adv. Filomena Da Silva Apana Bazar) per document
Collector – Rs. 100.00 per document
Under – Secretary – Rs. 100.00 per document
Portuguese Consulate – Rs. 719.00 per document
Translation of Documents In Portuguese
Rs. 120 Per Document including Notary Fees. The translation charges workout to be Rs. 50.00 only as Rs.70.00 is the Notary Fees. For professional translation, click HERE.
Charges to Submit the Process in Conservatoria dos Registos Centrais Lisboa Portugal.
Euro 350.00 + Rs. 2500 (fees)
To submit the process in Conservatoria dos Registos Centrais in Lisboa Portugal and subsequent follows ups with the Conservatoria with regular updates via e-mail, Yahoo Messenger, MSN, Google Chat. There is no appointment at the Conservatoria to submit the Birth Transcription Process. The completion of the entire Birth Transcription process takes 45 days or earlier or you can get back your fees.
To submit the Birth Transcription process in Conservatoria dos Registos Centrais in Lisboa Portugal. There are no follow – ups nor updates. The process will be submitted in Conservatoria that's the end of it. There is no appointment at the Conservatoria to submit the Birth Transcription Process.