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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 ...


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According to this site, the exam is in Portuguese but you can get assistance from an interpreter. Here is an excerpt and the emphasis is mine: The theory test for a Category B licence contains 30 questions to be answered in 35 minutes of which 27 must be correct. There is also an oral Technical Test which lasts 50 minutes. If the candidate is ...


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You should not have any trouble. You may be asked for documentation to show that your wife is in fact your wife, but as long as you have that, she enjoys a derivative right of freedom of movement. In fact, because of that, the two of you can use the EU passports queue when you arrive in any Schengen port of entry, even if she is traveling with a non-EU ...


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The utility company might do one or more of several things, depending on the size of the debt: Write off the debt Chase you for the money Pass the debt to a debt collection agency Obtain a court judgement in your absence Something else Whatever they elect to do, they will note your default on their records, and notify any credit reference agencies they ...


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The rule in question applies to all EU countries, but the way you tell it, the Portuguese consulate hasn't formally refused a visa, they have just suggested they cannot accept the application for a technical reason while being otherwise prepared to issue a visa. You wrote that “Directive/2004/38/EC Article 5 only states that the passport has to be valid ...


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As explained by Wikipedia and Asylum in Europe, applying for naturalisation in Portugal, like in many other countries, requires a period of legal residence (five years in this case). A person who crossed the border irregularly will therefore first need to secure a legal basis for residence before anything else and does not seem to be at an advantage here. I ...


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You would have to look at a second country outside the Schengen area, or have her apply for a national long-stay visa for Portugal or Sweden. The 90/180 rule applies to the entire Schengen area, unless she has a national visa. There are parts of Europe outside Schengen, but Portugal is inside. The UK is outside Schengen, and so are Ireland and much of the ...


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The UK's very own Foreign Office actually provides a guide that should be useful to you. It includes this: If you intend to remain in Portugal for more than 3 months, you must apply for a registration certificate from the Town Hall (Câmara Municipal) in your area of residence. This has to be done within 4 months of arrival in Portugal. […] For entitlement ...


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According to the portal of foreign affairs of Portugal, you can indeed apply for the Cartão de Cidadão at the consular section of the embassy in New Delhi. The documents you need to take will depend on whether you are older than 12, whether you can present your old card and whether you are mentally sound. The complete requirements in Portuguese are ...


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There are basically two ways to move to the USA: 1) Get a green card (residency/work permit), then you look for job like you would in Europe. 2) Get a work visa like an H-1B. This is sponsored by a company and they do all the work. If you leave that company, you have to either find a new job within a very short time period or go back home. There is a limited ...


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I’m Portuguese and Brazilian. My wife is Brazilian. We live in Luxembourg and we are married only in Brazil. We had a child here this year and I registered him as portuguese at the embassy. If one of the parents is portuguese, it’s enough to register a child. Your wife should go to the embassy with her documents and child birth certificate from your country,...


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To preserve as an answer the comment from Traveller, which was presumably added on travel.stackexchange: I’m struggling to find an official source however this site indicates that if you have a Portuguese residence permit, either temporary or permanent, you can apply for family reunification visa for a spouse . If you’re not married, the usual ...


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With respect to the accepted answer, if you are not a citizen of Ireland, but your family members who are are sufficiently close for you to qualify under the free movement directive, then you can have free movement in Portugal only if you accompany (at least one of) your Irish-citizen family members there. The qualifying relationships are somewhat limited.


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If you are a citizen of Ireland, you have freedom of movement in Portugal. You can live there, work there and buy property there.


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Your question emphasized that this person would go to a Schengen country but it's important to understand that the Schengen rules legally have no bearing on this whatsoever. While the EU has made it easier to move around and possibly cheat a little, rules around citizenship are still strictly national matters as are, for the most part, rules on long-term ...


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As far as I know, Portugal requires a person to stay in the country for 5 years to be eligible for applying for a Portuguese passport. I assume you mean: obtaining citizenship, which is a pre-requierment for a Portuguese passport. Then after 1 year due time, he gets a TRC (Temporary Residence Card) and moves to some other country in Schengen (say, ...


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In situations like the one you explain there are three countries and jurisdictions involved: Home country (H): The country which nationality you have. Residence / work country (R): The country you live and work in de facto Client's country (C): The country where the company which employs you or contracts you has its seat In your case: H = Portugal, R = ...


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Yes, there is no rule against having several residence permit. The Schengen regulations are about visits and short stays and have very little to say on stays longer than 90 days and residence. EU law does have some rules about that but each member state remains largely free to manage immigration as they see fit. Usually what you envision would be difficult ...


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No, since the major pre-requierment for citizenship is in how so far a person identifies themselfs as a member of the community/country/society of which they which to become a citizen of. The residence requirement is secondary. Portuguese nationality law There is a requirement to have sufficient knowledge of the Portuguese language and effective ...


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Your resident card and passport will be enough to enter Portugal on your way back, unless you are violating the rules by not having the proper insurances etc of course but it seems to me that you do have the insurance just not the actual paper for it? Of course if you are breaking the rules and you do not in fact have the proper details in place, you might ...


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The D-Visa being issue is to travel to and apply for the residence permit. Once applied, a temporary residence permit will be issued for the expected time needed until the final residence permit is issued. Since D-Visas are country specific, this may not be true for all countries but for France and Germany it is. I have found the Portuguese SEF site that ...


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If you are a highly qualified professional, without Visa: The application for residence title or EU Blue Card should be scheduled (via an electronic platform – to be implemented for holders of residence visas) and submitted personally on a standard form signed by the applicant or his/her legal representative. The application may be submitted at ...


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There are several credit cards that don't charge an extra fee for "International Transactions". Two that I'm aware of are Chase Sapphire and American Express Platinum, but there are others. However, International Transaction Fees are not the only cost to consider. Some banks (who are skilled in the art of deception) extract "hidden fees" in the form of ...


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If you are planning to drive a car with Portuguese registration and you have the documents to prove you are allowed (owner of the car or you have document showing the owner allows you, like a signed declaration) then everything is alright. But if you have a local (Portuguese) drivers license and you are driving a foreign car (UK license plates, for example) ...


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I doubt that the university would give such a scholarship and stipend without considering that you should be able to survive there. Talk to them and make sure they haven't made any assumptions (such as that you would be able to get help from your family). That said, I think you can do it, but you have to be very careful with your money. No big trips. Just ...


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