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Remie -> Sandra
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:13 EDT
Schengen visa
Dear Sandra

I know through experience that if the applicant has a Portuguese ID i.e. Cartao de Cidadao then the Schengen Visa is not a big issue, one can get it easily. But purely on Indian passport if it gonna be touch as there is a lot of documentation you will need to provide.

In your case as your first port is gonna be Portugal, you need to apply at the Portuguese consulate.

Please visit http://pt.vfsglobal.co.in/Tourist.html
as VFS in India are authorized

Here you will get all the details like fees and documents required.

Hope this information helps

Best Regards

Remie Jose Antao

All i cna tell
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:29 EDT
Schengen visa
I would like to know what is the process and the forms for applying for a schengen (multiple entry) visa to Portugal from Goa. what are the documents required. How long does it take ? The first port of entry will be portugal, next destination being amsterdam.
Remie -> Almira
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:12 EDT
Dear Almira

Thanks for your query.

Just by reading what you have written, without going into the details.... I can say that you can apply for your birth registration after you register your parents marriage in Lisbon. This is, assuming that your mothers birth is already registered in Lisbon, because you said she has a Bilhete/Cartao.

Hope this information helps you.

Almira, just to introduce myself, My Name is Remie Jose Antao, and I'm based in the UK (West London) and my partner is based in Vasco Da Gama, Goa. We are agents and help people in acquiring Portuguese citizenship (Process done directly in Portugal through our solicitor). We also help in Applying for Cartao in Goa/Portugal. Surrender Indian Passport, Apply for OCI in Goa/UK. Our clients get a Bunus, Absolutely FREE Support in the UK (London) like getting your National Insurance number done, arranging for Accommodation before you come, applying for health services (HNS), applying for a Bank Account and Getting you a Agency Job within 1 month of you arriving in the UK (please discuss this with us) so that you settle down in UK as quickly as possible.

Our Associated services in the UK are Apply for benefits (like child benefit/housing benefit) in UK if eligible, Apply for spouse/Dependants visa in Goa (6 months) this will allow you to bring your husband/wife and/or children (under 21 years ) to the UK from India without doing their Portuguese passport, extend spouse/dependent visa in UK for 5 years, apply for children's education/school, fill in all other necessary forms etc.... We Take Care of you right form Goa to UK.

Our Goa Address is
Cipriano Fernandes,
Flat E6 5th Floor,
Anand Square Apts,
Desterro Waddo,
Vasco Da Gama,
Goa India 403 802

I am based in Hounslow (West London), Very close to the Heathrow Airport.

If you think we could be of any help to you please get in touch with us.

Best Regards,
Remie Jose Antao
I am available on Whatsapp and IMO 24x7
Almira Carneiro
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:24 EDT
I was born in Mosambique in 1963. I traveled with my mother as being a minor, my photo was also on the portuguese passport. I also did posses a bilhete. But all the documents were surrounded when I was a minor. I am now 52 years old, married and have a daughter who is 32 years old. Recently, my mother was issued a bilhete, but unfortunately she expired. Her bilhete is valid upto 2017. Can I get my portuguese passport through my mothers bilhete.
Remie -> nashville
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:46 EDT
Dear Nashville

Thanks for your query.

I am assuming you applied for your birth at the Portuguese consulate in Goa. If thats the case please allow minimum 6 months (that too if you are lucky), at least right now. because I heard that there is a big back log of files and also there are the July-August holidays coming up so people go on leave the process becomes slower.

If you have the process number you can check here


and follow the instruction... but its not much helpful as it only tell you about the inward of your application.

There are two ways to request for the status of your file 1) ask the Civil Registry office directly by calling them in Portugal (mind you they like people who can speak Portuguese) or 2) take services of some solicitor in Portugal to get the status.

Now if you have applied through an agent in Goa the best thing to do is ask him or his solicitor in Portugal

Hope this helps...

Best Regards
Remie Jose Antao
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:53 EDT
its been like 3 month tht i've put my birth. Stillno mail nor post. would like to know if there is anyway to check the status. any help would b appreciated
Remie -> Vishal Desai
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:14 EDT
Follow up on birth registration status
Dear Vishal

Thanks for your reply.

Thats good you applied at the Goa Consulate... I suggest that option to people who have lot of time with them and they don't mind the delay, and also its the cheaper option.

Now answering your questions.

1. How long does the birth registration process take via Panjim consulate?
As per what I have heard it will take minimum 6 months to one year for your birth to complete.
I just heard of a case who applied in Oct 2014 and just competed now, she go a confirmation from Lisbon via email but still not got her Birth certificate in hand. Did you ask Portuguese Consulate in Goa about the time frame? what do they say?

2. Is there anything I can do to speed things up? Call or email the Lisbon office?
Yes Of course you can email and call as well, when you call make sure your speak in Portuguese or else they will not entertain you at all. Keep your process number handy.... but you cannot speed it up.. the only way is if you employ a solicitor in Portugal who will speed things up for you, But that comes at a price... but believe me its worth it, rather than to wait for a open ended situation when you apply in Goa. The whole Idea of giving it to an agent in Portugal is to making the process faster.

3. Is there any way to track the status online?
Go to

and follow the instruction... but its not much helpful as it only tell you about the inward of your application.

If you are really interested in coming to Europe quicker... then get in touch with me and I will tell you all the possible solution... If you have time then.... I suggest wait till you get a reply from Portuguese Consulate in Goa.

As you might have read my earlier relies, we are agents based helping people do their Portuguese Passport, partly based in UK and Goa.

Hope this will be helpful

Best Regards

Remie Jose Antao
00447921091792 (WhatsApp and IMO)
Vishal Desai
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:12 EDT
Follow up on birth registration status
Hi Remie,

Thank you for all your useful insights via answers on this forum. I recently applied for my birth registration at the Panjim Portuguese consulate. I submitted all the documents last week and I have been given a receipt. I had some questions about the process:

1. How long does the birth registration process take via Panjim consulate?
2. Is there anything I can do to speed things up? Call or email the Lisbon office?
3. Is there any way to track the status online?

Thanks & God bless you,
Remie -> Joseph
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:03 EDT
Passport for wife and children
Dear Joseph

Thanks for your query.

If your children are under 16 you do NOT have to do their registrations... You can, but I'm just telling you so that you could save your money. you will be able to take them when you go to the UK and sponsor them, on a family dependent visa.

I don't know what your plans are... but the truth is you will not be able to take your wife with you the first time when you are going to the UK, so what the point in taking your children by doing their Portuguese passports. You can take them on dependent visa as well.

I think i have answered similar questions before... have a look in the last couple of pages of this forum.

Also please note I do not run this forum... I just answer any questions which i know the answer to.

Now let me answer your actual questions: For your wife and children to get their BI and Passport.

Wife cannot get BI based on your registration, shew will have to apply on her basis of her parents like how you did.

You children's birth needs to be registered after your marriage registration is done... only after your children's birth is registered you can request for their BI and Passports.

I would say to get your children registered, have their BI (Cartao) and Passport you are looking at at-least 6 months and add the time it takes to registered your marriage. I am assuming that you are doing your registration through the Goa Portuguese consulate... if thats a Yes then it will take much longer.

If you need more information get in touch with me at remie.antao@gmail.com

I am also on whatsapp and IMO

Hope this information helps

Best Regards
Remie Jose Antao
00447921091792 (whatsapp and IMO)
Joseph Dsouza
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:04 EDT
Passport for wife and children
Hi Remie,
I have done my BI and will get my passport shortly. My marriage registartion is under process and I have 2 kids under 16. How long do my children and wife have to wait for getting their
1. BI and 2. passport
Thanks Remie for maintaing this blog and help


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