Australian Embassy
Portugal
Cabo Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Guinea Bissau

How to obtain police PRT

How to obtain a Portuguese Criminal Record


Australians citizens who have resided in Portugal for any period of time may require a Portuguese Police clearance certificate for such purposes as court proceedings, residency permits or overseas employment.

Under the Australian Privacy Act 1988, the Australian Embassy in Lisbon cannot obtain confidential information on Australian citizens or Australian residents from any police force.

As a result, a person seeking a police check from Portugal must apply and obtain this information directly from the Portuguese authorities.

For local residents in Portugal who require to obtain a Portuguese police clearance certificate (certificado do registo criminal), they will need to apply, in person, either at the General Department for Justice Administration (Direcção Geral da Administraçao da Justiça - DGAJ) or at the Lojas do Cidadão (please see below for contact details):

 

Direcção Geral da Administração da Justiça – DGAJ
Criminal Identification Services
Av D. Joao II, Nº 1.08.01 E – Piso 0 (Parque das Nações)
1990 – 097 LISBOA
PORTUGAL

Tel: +351 21 790 6200
Fax: +351 21 154 51 13/4
E-mail: correio@dgaj.mj.pt
Website:
www.dgaj.mj.pt
Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 9h00 to 17h00

 

At the following Lojas do Cidadão (Citizen Assistance Services):

Lisbon (1) – Laranjeiras
Rua Abranches Ferrão, 10
1600 – 001 LISBON
PORTUGAL
Tel: 707 24 11 07 (only in Portugal)
Fax: +351 21 723 1450
Email: lojadocidadao@lojadocidadao.pt
Website: www.lojadocidadao.pt
Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 8h30 to 19h30
                        Saturdays from 9h30 to 15h00

Lisbon (2) – Marvila
Centro Comercial Pingo Doce
Av Santo Condestável, Lj 34
1900 – 806 LISBON
PORTUGAL
Tel: 77 24 11 07 (only in Portugal)
Email: lojadocidadao@lojadocidadao.pt
Website: www.lojadocidadao.pt

Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 9h00 to 19h00
                        Saturdays from 9h00 to 13h00

Porto
Av Fernao de Magalhaes, 1862 – 1
4350 – 158 PORTO
PORTUGAL
Tel: 707 24 11 07 (only in Portugal)
Email: lojadocidadao@lojadocidadao.pt
Website: www.lojadocidadao.pt
Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 8h30 to 19h30
                        Saturdays from 9h30 to 15h00
Setúbal:

Funchal
Av Arriaga, 42-A
9000 – 064 FUNCHAL
PORTUGAL
Tel: 707 24 11 07 (only in Portugal)
Email: lojadocidadao@lojadocidadao.pt
Website: www.lojadocidadao.pt
Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 8h30 to 19h30
                        Saturdays from 9h30 to 15h00

 

At Multi-services counters at the following Lojas do Cidadão (Citizens Assistance Services):

Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 8h30 to 19h30
                        Saturdays from 9h30 to 15h00

Aveiro

Rua Orlando Oliveira, 41 to 47
3800 – 004 FORCA-VOUGA

Braga

Rua dos Granjinhos, 6
4704 – 575 BRAGA

Coimbra:

Avenida Central, 16, 18, & 20 (cnr of Av Fernao de Magalhaes)
3000 – 607 COIMBRA

Setúbal:

Avenida Bento Gonçalves, 30-D
2910 – 431 SETÚBAL
 

Viseu: 

 
Quinta das Mesuras, Lotes 8, 9 & 10
Estrada de Ranhados
3500 – 643 VISEU

 

If you are not in Portugal and are unable to obtain this certificate in person, you may approach the relevant Portuguese Diplomatic Mission, in the country where you reside, to complete and sign the appropriate form, pay the service fee and forward the completed form and any other additional documentation/information as requested by the Portuguese authorities to:

Direcção de Serviços de Identificação Criminal
Serviço de Consulados
Av D. Joao II, Nº 1.08.01 D/E – 13th Floor
1990 – 097 LISBOA
PORTUGAL