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Steps to gaining Po...


Steps to gaining Portuguese citizenship  


Estimable Member
Joined: 11 years ago
Posts: 195
28/06/2018 11:44 pm  

Hello Everyone!
I have passed the Portuguese Language exam.
Have looked on SEF website, but is a bit confusing. I would like to apply for Portuguese citizenship as current holder of USA passport. We have been living here for 8 years. We have residency visas.

Any Feedback would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks,

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Joined: 6 years ago
Posts: 58
29/06/2018 12:04 pm  

Hi, I'm actually planning on enrolling for the test either in September or October. How was the speaking portion?

As for citizenship, I believe first you have to have the permanent residence card from SEF which you need proof of passing the language test. (Unless having the temporary card for 5 consecutive years is good enough for the passport people?) Then you apply for the passport which is not done at SEF. I had asked when I got my last two year renewal and she said this place for passports: http://www.irn.mj.pt/IRN/sections/cidadaos

I also just found this from SEF's fancy new page https://www.pep.pt/?lang=en#what-you-need
Doesn't mention how it is though for foreigners.

Estimable Member
Joined: 11 years ago
Posts: 195
29/06/2018 2:16 pm  

Ola and thanks for the info.
I found the Portuguese exam to be easy and I do not feel that I am very fluent, yet!!.

For part one I was asked to speak about myself for about 10 min. Part two was composing an email and writing a SMS text and also responding to some written questions. Part three was listening to a spoken text and answering questions. The amount of time alloted to answer everything was generous. I did not feel pressured. Took a good 4 weeks to receive results. Good Luck!!


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