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Since the 1st of january of 2021, Lisbon City Council does not issue certificates of registration for british citizens, under the terms of the European Union exit agreement (Brexit).

See more information at the Immigration and Borders Service

 

The application must be submitted by the applicant. Should the applicant be a minor, the application must be submitted by the respective legal guardian (e.g. parent, guardian).

The EU citizen registration certificate must be collected in personby the applicant.

The Lisbon City Council issues certificates exclusively to Lisbon residents.
 

Issue

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Since the 1st of january of 2021, Lisbon City Council does not issue certificates of registration for british citizens, under the terms of the European Union exit agreement (Brexit).

See more information at the Immigration and Borders Service

 

The application must be submitted by the applicant. Should the applicant be a minor, the application must be submitted by the respective legal guardian (e.g. parent, guardian).

The EU citizen registration certificate must be collected in personby the applicant.

The Lisbon City Council issues certificates exclusively to Lisbon residents.
 

Issue

The registration certificate is mandatory for European Union and other citizens (*) intending to stay in Portugal for longer than 3 months. After 3 months of arrival in Portugal, citizens will be required to apply for a certificate at the Municipal Council of the respective area of residence within 30 days.

Certificates are issued for a maximum of 5 years from the issue date.
 

Renewal due to expiry or change of data

You may only apply for renewal of the certificate upon expiry if the respective validity period is shorter than the period legally established for this purpose, up to a maximum of 5 years. After this period, you will be required to submit an application for a residence permit to the Immigration and Borders Service.

You may request the change of data, such as name and address.

The previous certificate (original) must be returned to the Lisbon City Council.

Replacement due to loss, theft or deterioration

In case of loss or theft, you should contact the Public Security Police (PSP) in advance, in order to obtain the respective statement.

If the certificate number is no longer visible due to deterioration, you should contact the Public Security Police (PSP) in advance, in order to obtain the respective statement. Otherwise, the previous certificate (original) must be returned to the Lisbon City Council.
 

Cancellation

The original certificate must be cancelled and returned to the Lisbon City Council before the end of the respective expiry date should the citizen leave the country permanently. Failure to comply with this requirement may preclude the issuing of a new certificate.
 

(*) Who can apply:
European Union citizens:
Germany; Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Cyprus; Croatia; Denmark; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Estonia; Finland; France; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; the Netherlands; Poland; Czech Republic; Romania; and Sweden.

Citizens of the following countries:
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the Principality of Andorra and Switzerland.


For additional information, consult the website of the Immigration and Borders Service.

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Upon delivery of the certificate you must display / deliver the following documents:

- Valid identification document (viewing of the original)


Additional documents:
 

Minors (persons under 18 years of age)

- Proof of parental responsibility (e.g. birth certificate, court-issued adoption order, etc.)
- Valid identification document of the minor
- Statement signed by the guardian of the minor in Portugal (applicable only minors whose parents do not reside in Portugal)
 

Cancellation
Renewal due to expiry or change of data
Replacement due to deterioration where the certificate number is visible

- Original certificate (previous)
 

Replacement due to deterioration where the certificate number is NOT visible, or in case of loss or theft

- Statement of the Police (PSP)



Information on protection of personal data

Issue

€15
Children under 6 years of age: €7.5


Renewal due to expiry or change of data 

€15
Children under 6 years of age: €7.5
 

Replacement due to loss, theft or deterioration

€25
Children under 6 years of age: €17.5
 

Cancellation

Free

Note: Amounts are shown per certificate issued.


This information does not exempt the applicant from consulting articles 3 and 5 of Ordinance no. 1334-D/2010, of 31 December, published in DR No. 253, Series 1.


Payment methods:
Cash
Card
Cheque made out to the “Lisbon City Council”

Regulates the exercise of the right of free movement and residence of EU citizens and their family members in Portugal (Law nr. 37/2006, of August 9, published in DR nr. 153, 1st series)

Approves the templates of the Certificate of Registration of Citizen of the European Union, of permanent residence document of a citizen of the European Union, of residence card of a family member of a citizen of the European Union and the respective fees to be charged for the issuance of those documents (Administrative rule nr. 164/2017 of May 18, published in DR nr. 96 and Administrative rule nr. 1334-D/2010 of December 31, published in DR nr. 253, 1st series)

Concerning the right of free movement and residence of EU citizens and their family members in the territory of the Member States, amending Regulation (CEE) nr. 1612/68 while repealing Directives 64/221/CEE, 68/360/CEE, 72/194/CEE, 73/148/CEE, 75/34/CEE, 75/35/CEE, 90/364/CEE, 90/365/CEE and 93/96/CEE (Directive nr 2004/38/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council, of April 29, 2004)

Proceeds the systematisation and harmonisation of the legislation concerning the Tax Identification Number (Decree-Law nrº14/2013 of January 28, published in DR nr. 19, 1st series)