The information presented here is a summary of the basic rules determining who is entitled to be attributed the Portuguese Nationality 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.
Portguese Nationality for Goans
PORTUGUESE CITIZENSHIP - STATE OF ANCIENT INDIA
Citizens born in the former Portuguese territories of Goa, Daman, Diu, Dadra, Nagar Haveli are Portuguese citizens, including their descendants (children, grandchildren, etc.).
They can apply for Portuguese citizenship if they meet any of the following requirements:
a) If you were born in the former Portuguese territories of Goa, Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli during the portuguese sovereignty, ie, until 1961;
b) If your parents were born in the territories listed above during the period of Portuguese sovereignty, even if the applicant was born in another country;
c) If you are married to a Portuguese citizen or that meets the above requirements.
d) The rights of all who are born in the former Portuguese territories during the period of Portuguese sovereignty are guaranteed by the records of his birth in Portugal. Devera being made late registration of citizen born in the former estadpo of India, based on ancient document, issued by the Portuguese administration.
e) Anyone can apply for registration of Portuguese citizenship on the basis of their birth during the period of Portuguese sovereignty, even after his death (their descendants).
f) In life, the applicant may submit the application in person. Otherwise, their descendants are entitled to submit the application on their behalf.
g) The record of this and other relevant facts are essential to accompany the application for Portuguese citizenship.
h) Must prove their residence in the period 1974/1975.