Portuguese Birth Certificate Translation to English by Professional Portuguese English Translators
Translate your certificate of birth from Portuguese to English and certify for U.S. Immigration
Portuguese certificate of birth: Certified English translation for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly, Immigration and Naturalization Service – INS) for your Green Card (permanent resident visa), U.S. citizenship, American passport, and other applications.
Portuguese to English translation by a third-party independent professional translation agency
Translate your Portuguese certificate of birth (certidão de nascimento): Your Portuguese birth certificate is the most important document in applying for your Green Card, U.S. citizenship, American passport, and marriage.
Your birth certificate issued in Portuguese language is considered as your identification card. Especially after higher security measures introduced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, you need your birth certificate when you apply for permanent resident visa (Green Card), fiancé visa (K-1 form), marriage visa, H1B visa and other immigration visas, American citizenship, U.S. Passport Agency, driver’s license from Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and others.
Contents of Portuguese birth certificates
A typical Portuguese birth certificate (certidão de nascimento) or civil certificate (registro civil) contains your first, middle, and last name, maiden name (if you married and changed your last name), sex (gender – male or female, or boy or girl), your father’s and mother’s name, date of birth, place of birth, name of issuing agency and place of registration, name and title of signing officer.
Who issues birth certificates in Portuguese language?
In many cases, Civil Registry (Registro Civil of Republica Federativa do Brasil), Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Interdictions and Guardianship at Registered Office, Office of the Civil Register of Natural Persons, and Vital Registry Office (in Sao Paulo State and in other cities) are authorized to issue birth certificates (certificate of live birth), marriage certificates, and similar civil registration documents.
If you are originally Brazilian and lost your Portuguese birth certificate or need one for newborn baby, you may contact one of the Consulate General of Brazilian Embassy in the state near you or Embassy of Portugal if you are originally Portuguese citizen.
Legal basis for "certified" English translation of your Portuguese birth certificate
We prepare our certification per U.S. government requirements (Federal Regulations 8 CFR 103.2 b 2 relating to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Immigration Regulations/Powers and Duties – Availability of Records).
You need “certified" English translation of your Portuguese birth certificate in hard copy
USCIS, U.S. Passport Agency, and many other public and private organizations require “certified translation” of your Portuguese birth certificate by a third-party, independent translation agency in original format. They do not accept photocopies or electronic copies.
You will receive “Certification by Translator” document printed on our corporate letterhead with our authorized signature and raised (embossed) corporate seal with a statement as required by the USCIS, U.S. Passport Agency, and other organizations.