An individual can attest only his/her own documents at the Consulate General of Portugal in Goa.


Types of Autentication:

  • Attestation of Document: Where in the signatures, of the competent Portuguese authorities on the document, are attested.
  • Autentication of photocopy:  Where in xerox / photocopy of documents are certified upon presentation of the original document.
  • Attestation of signature: Where in the signature of the individual, holding a valid Bilhete de Identidade / Cartão de Cidadão / Passport, is witnessed and then certified on a document by the consular officer, in the presence of that individual.


Note: Under the Convention on the Abolition of the Requirement of Legalization of Foreign Public Acts, passed at The Hague on October 5, 1961, of which India and Portugal are States Parties, Indian public documents (which subsumes under one of the subsections of article 1 of the Convention), issued in accordance with Indian Law and which is intended to have effect in Portugal, may only be legalized by means of the formality for the purpose provided for in the Convention - the affixing of the apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India, always preceded Authenticated by the designated authorities of the State or Territory of the Union where the certificate or document was issued. Article 3 of the Convention repeals any other form of legalization.


Documents needed:

  • Valid Bilhete de Identidade / Cartão de Cidadão / Passport;
  • Documents to be attested.



Documents submitted for Consulate attestation may be collected on the following working day, from 2:30 to 3 p.m.


Fees: Kindly refer to consular fees.


The above rules and fees are subject to change / modification without prior notice.