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How to get a death certificate in Portugal?

Obtaining a copy of a death certificate for someone who has passed away in Portugal can be difficult if you do not speak Portuguese or are not familiar with the registration processes in Portugal. Fortunately Worldwide Lawyers are here to help and can obtain a Portuguese death certificate on your behalf.

What information do I need to get a Portuguese death certificate?

  • Where the death happened *
    • Country *
    • District *
    • County *
    • Parish *
  • Date of death *
  • Details of whom the certificate concerns *
    • Full name *
    • Civil ID Number
    • Registration Number/Year
    • Date of birth *
    • Mother’s name
    • Father’s name
    • Their nationality *
      • District *
      • County *
      • Parish *
    • Address to which the certificate will be sent *
    • Cause for request of certificate *

The more information you are able to provide the easier it will be to obtain the certificate. The details marked with an asterisk* are mandatory to allow us to obtain a copy of a death certificate from Portugal.

If you are in need of a Portuguese Death Certificate, including an English translation, call us on 01244 478911 or email us at

All administrative and legal matters in Portugal for a non-Portuguese speaker can prove very difficult, so if you are in the process of sorting out matters such as inheritance, wills, purchasing property or any other endeavour, we are here to help.

Following the passing away of a friend or family member, if they were based Portugal, the process may become quite complicated, especially if you do not speak Portuguese. At Worldwide Lawyers we can provide a range of services and advice, including recommendations of certified English-speaking lawyers based in Portugal to help you.

If you are in the process of handling the estate of a deceased person based in Portugal, these articles may be of interest to you:

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For further information and advice on how to handle the estate of a deceased person based in Portugal, call us on 01244 470 339 or email us at