Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Title in the Language of the Records
Registros e Aplicações de Pasaportes, Portugal
This collection of passport records includes the years 1800-1946. Collection of passport registers and passport application files are housed at the Arquivo Distrital de Braga, University of Minho, Portugal. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Additional images will be published as they become available.
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.
Passport records may include the following information:
- Date and location where passport was issued
- Full name of principal on passport
- Person's civil status, occupation and place of employment
- Current residence
- Complete physical description
- Military passports included parents's names
- Unit in which served
How to Use the Record
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⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "District" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
In order to find data in this collection it will be necessary to know at least the name of the ancestor, the place of origin, and an approximate date of departure. These records should be researched if other vital records are not available.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- "Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800-1946" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Braga, University of Minho.