Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Portugal Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800-1946 .
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Record Description
Record Type: Passport Registers and Application Files
Collection years: 1800-1946
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros e Aplicações de Pasaportes, Portugal
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Braga District Archives - University of Minho

What is in the Collection?

This collection of passport records includes the years 1800 to 1946. These passport registers and passport application files are housed at the Arquivo Distrital de Braga, University of Minho, Portugal. These records are written in Portuguese.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800-1946.

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Passport Registers and Application File collection can be viewed online by members of the supporting organization(s), at a FamilySearch Center near you, or the Family History Library.

Collection Contents

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
  • Destination
  • Military passports included parents's names
  • Unit in which served

How Do I Search the Collection?

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
⇒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.

Search the collection by image 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.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s first name, some identifying information such as residence or age, or family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your relative and that your relative may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

Citing this Collection

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Collection citation:

"Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800-1946" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Braga [Braga District Archives], University of Minho.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800-1946.

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