Finally, I was able to get both my Portuguese citizenship card and passport after a one and a half month long process. I am posting the entire process which I went through at Portugal Consulate - New Delhi India.
I emailed the consulate for an appointment and list of required documents, to which they replied that there is no need for an appointment, you can walk-in at the Consulate and the application slots are provided on a first-come-first-serve basis until 12 PM. If you do not find any appointment slots available or if you are not able to reach the Consulate before 12PM, then you will be asked to come again on next working day.
The Consulate asked me to bring the following documents for citizenship card Cartao de Cidadao application :
- Portuguese Birth Registration - called
- Indian Citizenship proof - i.e. your current valid Indian Passport
- Permanent/Current Address proof - should match the one mentioned in Indian passport, I provided my bank account statement and driving license
- 2 recent passport size photographs - 4.5cm x 3.5cm
They also asked for my Power of Attorney which I had sent to my lawyer in Portugal during my birth registration application. They said it is mandatory, so please ask your lawyer/agent to provide it to you before you visit the consulate
After this, I paid the citizenship card application fee, they took my photograph and finger prints.
They told me it will take 2 weeks for the citizenship card Cartao de Cidado to arrive to the New Delhi Consulate.
After 2 weeks I sent them an email to know the status of my citizenship card. They responded to me after 3 weeks confirming that it has arrived at the Consulate and I can collect it anytime during a Consulate working day - again no appointment is required.
So I went there again, collected my citizenship card Cartao de Cidadao and at the same day applied for my Portuguese Passport, no need for any appointment this time as well.
After 3 weeks I sent them an email again, this time to know the status of my passport. After multiple emails, they replied me back that my Portuguese passport has arrived at the Consulate. So I went again to collect my Portuguese passport - no need for any appointment this time as well.
When collecting the citizenship card and applying for passport, do remember to take all the receipts and any other documents provided by the Consulate during the citizenship card application.