It Will Be Easier For Children Of Migrants In Portugal To Obtain Citizenship

Obtaining Portuguese citizenship for migrant children has become easier. However, to get it, you need to follow several rules:

  • Parents of such children must have had a residence permit in the country for one year;

  • The children must be born in Portugal;

  • The parents must express a desire to acquire citizenship on behalf of their children.

According to the previous rules, parents must have lived in Portugal for 2 years.

Reducing the residence requirement from two years to one year was justified as “[the one-year period] is the temporal criterion used by the United Nations and the European Union to distinguish immigration from other movements of people or tourists, people on business visits or short stays”.

One of the most popular programs in Portugal is the Golden Visa program. Investing 250,000 euros is sufficient to obtain Portuguese residency.