Issuance of Nationality Certificates and Descendancy Certificates for Older and Minor Children

Nationality Certificate

  • From April 2017, there is no charge for the issuance of Nationality Certificates. They are issued without expiration date and no longer need to be renewed. Once issued it is valid forever.
  • Nationality Certificates issued after 2010 become permanent and no renewal is required.

For Nationality Certificates issued before 2010, citizens must renew the register with Luxembourg. Complete the form Declaração sur l’honneur, sign and send by e-mail to the Consulate: attache@consuladoluxemburgo.com.br. And in the email inform the current complete address of your residence.

Procedures for the issuance of Nationality Certificate for older and minor children not included in the process and / or born after conclusion of the process.

Send the documents below to the Consulate:

  • A simple copy of the valid Certificat de Nationalité of the father or mother (who is a Luxembourger);
  • A simple copy of the father’s or mother’s Luxembourg passport (for Luxembourgers, and if available);
  • Authenticated copy of the Brazilian passport or RG (*) of the father or mother (who is a Luxembourger);
  • Original marriage certificate;
  • Original birth certificate of the child;
  • Authenticated copy of the child’s identification document, RG (*) or Brazilian Passport.
  • For a child over 18, present a certified copy of proof of residence in the name of the child, or in the name of the parent. When the applicant does not have proof of address in their name, they must make a déclaration of résidence in French, and attach the proof of address referred to in the declaration.
  • For minor children, in addition to proof of residence in the parent’s name, the parents must do a “Déclaration de Habitte“. Both sign and notarize the signatures in a notary office.

(*) If the option to prove the identities of parents and applicants is to present the Passport, it is not necessary to make a sworn translation. If the RG, sworn translation is required.

For cost information see our Cost Table.

Procedures for issuing the Certificate of Descendancy for children over 18

Send the documents below to the Consulate:

  • A simple copy of the “Carte d’Arrette” received in the name of the father or the mother, of the one having descendancy, signed by the Judge of the Ministry of Justice;
  • Original Birth Certificate in the name of the applicant with a date of issue of maximum 180 days;
  • Authenticated copy of the applicant’s Brazilian passport or RG (*);
  • Original or certified copy of a proof of address in the name of the applicant or a declaration de résidence in French.

(*) If the option is to present the Passport, it is not necessary to make a sworn translation. If it is the RG the sworn translation is required.

For cost information see our Cost Table.

Procedures for registration of minor children in the national archive when the process of the father or mother, who is a Luxembourger, was by recovery

For the registration of minor children born after finalization of the second stage, or if the documents were not presented at the time of the request for recovery, the following documents must be sent to the Consulate:

– Original of the marriage certificate;

– Original of the minor’s birth certificate;

– Authenticated copy of an identification document (Passport or RG (*)) of the father or mother, who is a Luxembourger;

– Authenticated copy of an identification document (Passport or RG (*)) of the minor;

– A simple copy of the “Carte d’Arrette” received in the name of the father or the mother, of the one who has descendancy, signed by the Judge of the Ministry of Justice;

– Proof of residence in the name of the father or mother;

Déclaration de habite signed by both parents, with signature notarized in a notary office.

(*) If the option is to present the Passport, it is not necessary to make a sworn translation. If it is the RG the sworn translation is required.

Remember that all documents (except the passport, “carte d’arreté” and “déclaration de habitte”) must be accompanied by a sworn translation, with the translator’s signature notarized in a notary office.

For information on costs see our Cost Table.