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Individuals born in the former colonies

Portuguese from Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Timor and Macau

We have an extensive experience in Nationality cases of those born in the former Portuguese territories that became independent.

The Nationality of individuals affected by the independence of the overseas territories continued to be ruled by the provisions of the revoke Decree-Law No. 308-A/75 July 24

The general rule is that those born in former colonies, only kept the Portuguese Nationality up until the independence of the overseas territories.  But there are some exceptions for example, the right of those born in Portugal mainland or those residing on adjacent islands if they had their official residence there.

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