How to apply
If you live abroad
People living abroad should contact their national entities. Click here to find your national entity.
If you live in Portugal
The documents needed to make the application for establishment, modification or recovery of maintenance vary according to the country where the person to pay maintenance is resident and the international judicial cooperation instrument applicable.
Thus, to find out what documents are required, you should first fill in this form.
Once you have gathered all the necessary documents, you must deliver them in person to our Central Authority or send them by post to:
Direção-Geral da Administração da Justiça / Divisão de Cooperação Judiciária Internacional
Av. D. João II, n.º 1.08.01 D/E, Ed. H - Piso 14.º
If you need some clarification, please contact: