US Birth Certificate, FBI report & Apostille

For the purpose of applying for Portuguese citizenship, birth certificate are valid for 12 months and FBI reports are valid for 3 months

US birth certificate

A certified US birth certificate can be ordered online here

Differences in Birth Certificate Types

FBI report

It is not recommended to issue FBI reports directly from the FBI as it takes 3 months to arrive.

It is highly recommended to use an FBI-approved Channeler, which takes 7 business days to issue the report. Such a channeler which our clients have good experience with is


Both documents, before they are submitted to the Portuguese government need to get an Apostille

Our clients have good experience with these companies that provide Apostille services

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