The President of Portugal enacted on this day the new version of the diploma of parliament that changes the Nationality Law.
The new wording stipulates that foreigners who have been married for more than three years to Portuguese nationals and prove their effective link with the Portuguese community are entitled to Portuguese citizenship. If the marriage is more than 6 years old, the bond is presumed.
The other changes are the simplification of procedures in the requirements for nationality to the grandchildren of Portuguese, that the existence of effective links with the Portuguese community will be verified by sufficient knowledge of the Portuguese language.
As for the children of foreigners born in Portuguese territory, nationality will be granted provided that at the time of birth one of the parents has resided in Portugal for at least one year.