If you’re not ready or willing to lose your current passport, Portugal may be a good choice. The country allows dual nationality and several options for expats looking to apply for a Portuguese passport. Learn more about Portuguese passport eligibility and more in this guide.
If you move to Portugal and meet certain conditions, you may be eligible to apply for Portuguese citizenship and get a Portugual passport. Portugal is an EU country, which means that their passport allows you to travel as an EU citizen. Portugal also allows dual nationality; it’s possible to get a passport without giving up the passport of your home country.
This guide to getting a Portugal passport includes information on types of passport in Portugal, as well as the benefits, passport eligibility, applying for and renewing a passport, and the costs involved.
THE PORTUGUESE PASSPORT
If you are a foreign resident in Portugal and you acquire Portugal citizenship, you will be eligible for a passport which entitles you to travel around the world as an EU citizen, as well as enter/exit Portugal as many times as you wish.
You don’t have to get a passport if you are a Portuguese citizen. Rather, you can get a Portugal Citizen Card as a general identity document upon becoming a citizen. But this passport is beneficial for international travel.
The Portuguese Ministry of Justice (Instituto dos Registos e do Notoriado) issues passports. In 2006, the Portuguese government began issuing electronic passports (Passaporte Eletronico Portugues – PEP) with enhanced security features and biometric information. All new standard passports are now a PEP.