Portuguese Birth Certificate Translation to English by Professional Translators
Translate your certificate of birth to English and certify for U.S. Immigration
Certified English translation for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly, Immigration and Naturalization Service – INS) and National Visa Center (NVC) for your Green Card (permanent resident visa), U.S. citizenship, American passport, and other applications.
English translation by a third-party, independent professional translation service agency
Your Portuguese birth certificate (certidão de nascimento) is the most important document in applying for your Green Card (Permanent Resident Visa), U.S. citizenship, American passport, and marriage.
Your birth certificate issued in Portugal 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 common birth certificate
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 Portugal?
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 if you are a Brazilian citizen, or Embassy of Portugal if you are originally Portuguese citizen.
Do you need “certified" English translation of your birth certificate in hard/paper copy?
USCIS, NVC, U.S. Passport Office, and many other public and private organizations require “certified translation” of your birth certificate by a third-party, independent translation agency in original format. Photocopies or electronic copies are not accepted.
You will receive “Certification by Translator” document printed on our corporate letterhead with our authorized signature, raised (embossed) corporate seal, and stamps with a statement as required by the USCIS, U.S. Passport Office, and other organizations.