Certificate of inheritance




casaConsulate at Home (Post Mail) - see IMPORTANT caveats below


Required documents:

  • Original Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates of the deceased;
  • Original Birth Certificate of each of the inheritors;
  • Original Marriage Certificate of each of the inheritors, if married;
  • Address and contacts of each of the inheritors;
  • Name, address and place of birth of three witnesses;
  • Copy of identification document with photograph (e.g. US driver's license or Portuguese ID Card) of all three witnesses
    • (The copies do not need to be notarized);
  • Cover letter explaining the service you require and your contacts (email and cellphone number).



  • IMPORTANT: Make sure you send all of the required documents. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will be returned.
  • IMPORTANT: Firstly, all of the documents above have to be sent to the Consulate by post mail for verification.
  • IMPORTANT: After verification, the Consulate will contact the inheritors for further instructions but, in a second phase, it will always be necessary for both the inheritors and the witnesses to come to the Consulate personally.



  • Dollar amount determined by documents delivered:
    • To be paid at the Consulate by cash or check.