For the children to be granted Portuguese Nationality, the parents only have to hold a residency permit in the country for one year.
Regarding grandchildren, the second-degree descendants, the need to show an effective connection to Portugal can now be proven through knowledge of the Portuguese language. This means that it is no longer necessary to provide evidence of ties with Portugal or the existence of regular contacts with the country.
Another positive change is related to the citizens’ spouses. Previously, the law established that a partner could only apply for Portuguese citizenship after being married for 3 years or in a civil union or if they had relevant ties with Portugal. Now, with the new changes, the minimum period of 3 years is suspended in case the couple has Portuguese nationality children.
In case the marriage lasts for more than 6 years or if the couple has children in common that have Portuguese nationality, these applicants can still ask for citizenship.
The Golden Visa programme which is an avenue to be granted Portuguese citizenship has also experienced amendments. Applicants will now get their initial visa for two years instead of one, there will then be 2 further renewals of 2 years each, giving a total of 6 years free travel across the Schengen. Learn more about these changes here.
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Whether you want a holiday home or an investment property, we select the best units for your profile and take care of all the process from start to finish. Even after the sale! Our After Sales services assume the responsibility of furnishing your property at your taste, taking care of the property in your absence, managing the rentals if you wish to rent your property when you’re not in Portugal and so much more!
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