EU Citizen Register

On this page you will find information about the European Union Citizenship Registration Certificate. Nationals of member states of the European Union, the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), Andorra and Switzerland do not need to obtain a permit to reside in Portugal. However, these persons are obliged to register in Portugal when staying more than 3 months in this country. After five years, these citizens should apply for the permanent residence certificate (for more information see here).

Fees to obtain the CRUE

Scheduling the appointment at the Town Hall

EUR 50

Accompaniment to the Town Hall

EUR 100

Nationals of Member States of the European Union, the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), Andorra and Switzerland are required to obtain the Certificate of Registration as a European Union Citizen.

The European Union Citizenship Certificate is, as a general rule, requested after the person has been residing or staying in Portugal for a period exceeding 3 months. However, it is possible to obtain this certificate before the completion of the 3 months period if it is necessary to obtain it as proof of address in Portugal.

This certificate is requested at the services of the Town Hall in the area of residence of the person who intends to request it. In certain cases, these competent services are located in the Citizens’ Shops.

Please note that the procedure and the documents required vary from one Municipality to another, so it is advisable that before going to the competent service you confirm which documents are requested by that service.

However, we present below a list with the documents that are generally requested:
– Identification document;
– Tax identification numbers;
– Proof of address in Portugal (lease contract, public deed, etc.);
– Proof of sufficient financial means (bank statement).
It should be noted that some municipal councils require the presentation of a certificate from the competent parish council in the area of residence. To obtain this document it will be necessary to make an appointment at the Parish Council in your area of residence.

As a general rule, it is mandatory that the person request this certificate in person, and it is not possible to grant powers to a third party to represent you in this registration. However, some Municipal Councils allow this representation.

An application for registration as a European Union citizen is subject to a fee of 15 Euros. This payment is made at the time of the application.

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