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Portugal - Register as Voter

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  1. To register as a voter, applicants will need to go to a Portuguese consular post (link to addresses are provided below) in the country where they are currently staying.
  2. Applicants will be ask to present their identity card or national citizen card.
  3. If the place of residence does not coincide with what is indicated on the identification document, applicants will need to present their residence permit issued by the competent authority of their country of residence.

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Required Documents[edit]

Portuguese citizen, residing abroad:

  • Valid citizen card
  • Resident permit

Citizen of another EU country with legal residence in Portugal:

  • Valid identity card
  • Proof of legal residence in Portugal

Citizen of a Portuguese-speaking country:

  • Residence permit
  • Valid identification

Citizen of another foreign country, residing legally in Portugal for over 3 years:

  • Temporary residence permit or permanent residence permit
  • Valid identification

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Internal Affairs-Electoral Administration
Address: Commerce Square, East Wing
Lisbon 1149-018
Phone: 21 394 71 00
Fax: 21 390 92 64
E-mail: [email protected]

Embassies of Portugal all over the world

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  • Portuguese citizens living abroad
  • At least 17 years old


No cost


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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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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All Portuguese citizens residing in Portugal are automatically registered as voters.

Portuguese citizens living abroad may register as a voter voluntarily. Registration must be done at least 60 days before election day.

Required Information[edit]

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

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Need for the Document[edit]

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Information which might help[edit]

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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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