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Steps to gaining Portuguese citizenship
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,
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.
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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