From March 16, the criminal record attendance services are temporarily suspended, in the context of the temporary and transitory measures to combating the outbreak of the COVID-1 virus.
The criminal record certificate can be obtained in the following ways:
- Through the Online Criminal Record Portal. In this Portal, in FAQ, all the necessary information is available to request a certificate of criminal record online.
- Through this application, which must be submitted here following the instructions on page 3 and following. Submission of this application is normally only allowed for residents abroad, but it can now be used by anyone who, for whatever reason, is unable to request the certificate through the online channel.
Foreign citizens wishing to obtain or renew a residence permit in Portugal do not need a criminal record certificate and contumacy. They can authorize the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) to access their registration, without having to go to the criminal registry service points.
For any clarification, please contact by phone (+351) 217 906 200 or through this form
We regret the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.