The information presented here is a summary of the basic rules determining who is entitled to be attributed the Portuguese Nationality / Portuguese Citizenship or who can acquire Portuguese Nationality, in accordance to Portuguese Nationality Law 37/81, of 3rd of October and the relevant revisions of that law and all additional legislation on the subject.
Citizens born in Portuguese Timor until independence can ask for Portuguese nationality / proteges citizenship and also from Macau during the Portuguese administration.
- The Portuguese that in the validity of previous laws lost the Portuguese nationality by acquiring another nationality.
- The Portuguese women who married foreigners, having lost Portuguese nationality.
- Foreign women who married Portuguese citizens, before the entry into force of the current Nationality Law.