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Request for a name change

 

How:

  • Send the documents below by mail to the following address in Portugal:

Conservatória dos Registos Centrais

Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 200

1099-003, Lisboa, Portugal

 

Presencial ConsuladoAppointment (In-person at the Consulate)

 

Required documents:

  • Letter to the "Conservador/a dos Registos Centrais" (Central Registrar) requesting and justifying the name change, signed the same way as in the Portuguese ID Card
    • SIGNATURE NEEDS TO BE AUTHENTICATED IN-PERSON AT THE CONSULATE OR HONORARY CONSULATE - APPOINTMENT NEEDED!
    • Should include documenting evidence;
    • Example of letter HERE;
  • Copy of valid Portuguese ID Card
    • (The copy does not need to be notarized);
  • Portuguese Criminal Record;
  • Original paper FBI Criminal Background Check;
  • Criminal Record of Country of Birth (if not the United States or Portugal);
  • Payment (see below).

 

NOTES:

  • IMPORTANT: The name change must respect the maximum limit of two first names and four last names. It must also respect all other aspects of Portuguese law.

 

  • VERY IMPORTANT: It is up to the applicant to send the application with all the documents and payment in Euros by post mail directly to the following address in Portugal for processing:

Conservatória dos Registos Centrais

Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 200

1099-003, Lisboa, Portugal

    • As this process is carried out by the "Conservatória de Registos Centrais" (Central Registry), it is not possible to estimate when it will be finalized, although it can take several months. For information regarding how the process is faring, contact the Central Registry directly at the following email  O endereço de e-mail address está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa ativar o JavaScript enabled para vê-lo. .

 

Fee:

  • For Authentication at the Consulate:
    • $22.87;
  • For the application with the "Conservatória dos Registos Centrais":
    • 200 EUROS - Methods accepted:
      • Cashier's check, in EUROS, of bank in Portugal, payable to IRN, IP;
      • Money order, in EUROS, payable to IRN, IP, and including the "Conservatória"'s address;