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Nationality Law

Old Portuguese State of India

Those born in the Old Portuguese State of India (before the territory was integrated to the Indian Union) are Portuguese citizens. Nationality is proven with the birth certificate obtained from the Local Registry records by one of the forms permitted under law; transcription or registration of birth.

The evidence of the birth gets established with the birth certificate issued by the authorities of The Republic of India. In the absence of this document, the birth can be proven with an old document issued under the Portuguese Administration of that Era, i.e. old Portuguese passport or Portuguese Id card (BI)

Each case is individual and needs to be studied with the available documents of that client in particular.

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