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Brazil - Obtain Certificate of Equal Rights

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  1. Fill out the application below and provide the documents listed below.
  2. The request may be made by registered letter or SEDEX, the Federal Police or directly in the Protocol of the Ministry of Justice. Please see the 'Office Locations and Contacts' for the shipping address.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Certified copy of the identity card for permanent foreigner
  • Certificate Consular current Portuguese, of stating expressly intended to instruct the application for recognition of equal civil rights and obligations
  • Declaration of residence, under penalty of law, attaching proof of residency (water bill, electricity, telephone or other)
  • Certificate of criminal record issued by the Institute of Identification Department of Public Safety

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Shipping Address:

Nationality and Naturalization Division

Department of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Justice

Annex II, room 313

Brasilia - DF

CEP: 70064-900

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Portuguese nationals with permanent residency in Brazil.


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Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

The granting of equal rights was established by the 1988 Constitution for Portuguese living permanently in Brazil. These foreign nationals keep their original nationality, but obtain equal rights with Brazilians, save the exceptions established in the Constitution. In the same manner, Brazilians who live in Portugal can apply for equal rights in that country.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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