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Citizenship language certificate question

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Hello!

 

My son turns 18 this month and wants to obtain Portuguese citizenship.  The He has lived in as a resident in Portugal for 14 years and has attended Portuguese school for his entire schooling life.

 

The https://justica.gov.pt/ says he needs to provide “A document that proves that you know the Portuguese language sufficiently.”.  Included in their list is:

  • a certificate of qualification from a Portuguese public, private or cooperative educational establishment

I’m wondering if this includes one of his school exam certificates, or perhaps the document that shows his school grades.  Does anyone have any experience or ideas?

 

Thank you,

Jeremy

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@jezza so, the longer version of this option for proving sufficient language capability states (my translation) “provided the applicant has undertaken a curriculum course in Portuguese for a minimum of two years”.  So, if he has taken Portuguese language formally as part of the curriculum for at least two years, then this should be an option.  It is for the school to provide a “certificado de habilitação” – I would imagine they would know, or be able to establish, what this must contain – there may well be a template available to them.

This logically means that other exam certificates/results are not the right way to prove this – this route requires the above mentioned certification.

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@thomasribatejo Thank you Thomas!  Very helpful!!

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