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Request for a Birth Certificate

I need my complete Birth Certificate (with my parents’ names, date and place of birth etc).
How can I get it?

This service is by postal mail only.

Please send to the Consulate the following documents:

  • Copy of your old certificate OR a copy of a valid Portuguese identification document (if you don’t have any of these documents, write in a paper your full name, date of birth, and full name of your parents);
  • Cover letter explaining the service you require and your contacts (email and cell phone number)
  • Money Order payable to "Consulate of Portugal" on the amount of 22.28 dollars (certificate + regular mail). If you require priority mail, the Money Order should be on the amount of 29,53 dólares (certificate + priority mail).

If you require the certificate to be translated to English, please note it on your letter and add 24.50 dollars to the previous amount.  

Address of the Consulate: 628 Pleasant St., Room 204, New Bedford, MA 02740