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Taking into account previous convictions


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Directorate-General for the Administration of Justice – Directorate for Criminal Identification Services


Av. D. João II, nº 1.08.01 D/E, 13º
1990-097 Lisbon

Telephone: +351 217 906 200/1

Fax: +351 211 545 113


Internet address:

Under Portuguese law, apart from the judicial and police authorities, only the person himself or someone acting on his behalf and in his interest may obtain an extract from his criminal record.

Anyone requesting an extract must prove that he is the person concerned or someone authorised by him, and substantiate the information provided in the request with valid identification document(s).

The request must be submitted in person to the central authorities, Court secretariats or the network of Citizens’ Shops (Lojas do Cidadão) and Citizens’ Service Counters (Postos de Atendimento ao Cidadão).

Persons residing outside Portugal may submit their request as instructed on the website of the Directorate-General for the Administration of Justice or to Portugal’s diplomatic or consular representations.

Last update: 18/07/2013

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