General Information


The Consular Section of the Embassy of Portugal is not currently issuing the Citizen Card (Cartão do Cidadão).

The Consular Section is still issuing the Portuguese Identification Card (Bilhete de Identidade).


I.D. cards are the major identification document of Portuguese citizens, with the bearer’s photo, signature and fingerprints.  Portuguese citizens applying for identification cards must appear in person at the Consulate where they are (or intend to be) registered in order to sign and fingerprint the forms.


Documents to be Submitted


1.If applying for first time ID  or for Replacement of ID issued in Macao:


  1. BulletPortuguese Birth Certificate (Certidão Narrativa) issued in the last 6 months (The Consular Section will request the Birth Certificate free of charge from the Registry Office) – present 1 of the following: Birth bulletin, expired Portuguese birth certificate or “cédula pessoal”.

  2. Bullet2 recent color photos, 1.½” x 1.½”, white background, front view – without dark glasses, head coverings or for those who wear glasses, no lens reflections;

  3. Bullet2 documents issued in the United States containing photo and signature (American driver’s license/DMV ID card AND American passport/residency card/work permit/visa for the United States).

  4. BulletProof of current marital status if different from the one appearing on the birth certificate (see Note).


2.For Renewal of I.D. with no changes in marital status, names or residency:


  1. BulletCurrent Identification Card (Bilhete de Identidade)

  2. Bullet2 recent color photos, size 1.½” x 1.½” (smaller than the regular American passport photos), white background, front view – no dark glasses, head coverings or lens reflections, for those who wear glasses;

  3. Bullet2 documents containing photo and signature (American driver’s license/DMV ID card AND American passport/residency card/work permit/visa for the United States).



3. For Renewal of lost or damaged card,  or due  to changes in marital status, name or residency:


  1. BulletBirth certificate (Certidão Narrativa) issued by the proper Portuguese authority within the last 6 months. (The Consular Section will request the Birth Certificate free of charge from the Registry Office) - present 1 of the following: Birth bulletin, expired Portuguese birth certificate or “cédula pessoal”.

  2. Bullet2 recent color photos, 1.½” x 1.½”, white background, front view – no dark glasses, head coverings or lens reflections for those who wear glasses;

  3. Bullet2 documents containing photo and signature (American driver’s license/DMV ID card AND American passport/residency card/work permit/visa for the United States);

  4. BulletProof of current marital status if different from the one appearing on the birth certificate (see Note).


Note: Marital Status:


Only the names and marital status in a current birth certificate are considered for inclusion in the new ID.  If marital status has changed due to marriage, divorce or widowhood, which occurred in a foreign country, these changes must be registered in Portugal before they may be included on new documents.


Processing Fee:

First ID for Minors:  ................................. US$  6,76

For Adults or ID Renewal: .....................US$12,24

Lost/damaged ID Renewal: ................US$12,93


All fees payable in Cash, Certified Check or Money Order. Personal Checks Are not Accepted.

Please add to the Certified Check or Money Order: $5.00 for certified mail or $16.00 for Fed-ex .

Please note that price is subject to change due to variations in the exchange rate euro/dollar.


Instructions Regarding Photographs for ID Cards


  1. 1.Photographs for Portuguese documents must fit in the space below while showing a full head and part of the shoulders. The photo must be taken farther away than the distance used for American passport photos.


  1. 2.Large photos cut to fit the space will not be accepted. Photos should be slightly larger than the space and will be cut in the proper dimensions in this Office with a special tool.

 

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