U.S. Citizen Services

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon and the U.S. Consulate in Ponta Delgada, Azores provide consular services to American tourists that visit Portugal and to U.S. citizens who are residing in Portuguese territory. To stay updated with information for U.S. Citizens, like us on Facebook.

Services Provided

The American Citizen Services Unit handles a wide variety of services. The unit issues emergency passports, processes passport applications, provides notarial services, voting information, and documents births and deaths of Americans in Portugal. It also assists travelers in distress; for example, in acquiring funds from home, arranging for medical care, or assisting Americans who are arrested or incarcerated in Portugal.

Please allow several hours per appointment – while we make every effort to provide efficient service, unanticipated emergencies can occur at anytime and there may be inevitable delays in providing services.

Payment

Consular fees can only be paid with cash (Euros or US Dollars) or credit card. Multibanco, debit cards and private checks are not acceptable.

Security at the Embassy

For security reasons do not bring luggage such as large backpacks, laptop computers or large cameras. Security guards will hold small tourist cameras and cellular phones until your departure. There is no storage available for other items – please do not bring them to the Embassy.

Passports & Citizenship