Portugal Residency Certificate for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Usually known as CRUE (Certificado do Registo de Cidadão da UE)
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Unlock the beauty of Portugal with our dedicated support in securing your CRUE. Designed for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens seeking a seamless transition, our services cover all the necessities for a hassle-free residency certification. Embrace the Portuguese lifestyle with our help every step of the way.


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Ready to bask in the golden hues of the Portuguese sunsets? The CRUE (Certificado de Registo de Cidadão da UE) is your gateway to a life interwoven with Portugal's rich cultural tapestry, offering EU/EEA/Swiss citizens the opportunity to transition smoothly into the heart of local life, from property acquisition to indulging in the laid-back coastal living.

With your CRUE certificate in hand, you become part of Portugal's welcoming community, ensuring your place in its diverse and growing economy. Whether it's opening doors to burgeoning job markets or connecting you with Portugal's comprehensive healthcare and social services, we provide a tailored guide to navigating the intricacies of the residency process. Embark on this enchanting voyage with us, and let's turn the page to start your enchanting Portuguese narrative

You just need only 3 documents to get started

  • Passport or EU national ID card
  • Proof of residence in Portugal (for example, a rental contract, a certificate from the local parish council (certificado de residência junta de freguesia), or proof of real estate purchase).
  • Evidence of financial sustainability (a statement proving you have sufficient funds to maintain yourself in Portugal). This could be a bank statement showing a minimum balance of €9,840 (€820 per month for 12 months) or your work contract.

However, each office may ask you for additional documentation.

How to apply for CRUE with us

Prepare your

Submit application form
in 2 minutes

Complete identity verification in 2 minutes

Visit prebooked appointment at the Police office

Receive your CRUE

After making the payment and filling the form, be sure you finished it at all. Please, note that the process can be started only after receiving all required documents. The timeframe counts only by working days, excluding weekends, official Spanish holidays, strikes, as well as other technical errors for which the social service did not work. 

Getting CRUE with us is:


Our dedicated team is your bridge to seamless interactions with Portugal authorities. We navigate the complexities, so you don't have to face the typical hurdles that arise during the CRUE application.


Once we receive a copy of your documents, it takes from a couple of days to issue an CRUE. Based on our experience, it takes several daysto issue NIE.


Trusted by 15,000+ nomads, we assure you that your private documents are secure and in good hands. We will notify you about any updates or additional information requests.

The CRUE, or your EU Citizen Registration Certificate, is an essential pass to accessing the essentials and luxuries of life in Portugal.

Securing this certificate marks a significant milestone, often seen as daunting due to the layers of administrative processes. However, with our expert guidance, the path is simplified. Say goodbye to the hassle of long lines and the challenge of language hurdles—our service ensures a clear and straightforward procedure. The advantages of obtaining a CRUE extend far beyond simple logistics. It signifies a decisive step toward integrating into Portugal’s societal and cultural mosaic, affirming your dedication to building a life within this captivating nation.

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What is the CRUE?

The CRUE stands for "Certificado de Registo de Cidadão da UE" which translates to "EU Citizen Registration Certificate." It is a document that confirms the legal residency status of EU/EEA/Swiss citizens living in Portugal, allowing them to access various public services and rights.

Who is eligible to apply for a CRUE?

Any citizen from the EU, EEA, or Switzerland who plans to stay in Portugal for more than three months is eligible to apply for the CRUE to formalize their residency status in the country.

Why do I need a CRUE if I am an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen?

While EU/EEA/Swiss citizens have the right to reside in Portugal, the CRUE is necessary for accessing certain rights and services such as healthcare, social security benefits, employment, and education. It also serves as an official document to prove residency when needed.

What documents are required to apply for a CRUE?

Typically, you would need to provide proof of identity (passport or national ID card), proof of address in Portugal, proof of income or employment. It is always best to check with the official Portuguese immigration service for the most current requirements or ask support.

How long does the CRUE remain valid?

The CRUE is initially valid for five years for adults and is renewable. For minors, the validity aligns with the validity of the accompanying parent or guardian's document, but it should not exceed five years.

Can I work in Portugal with a CRUE?

Yes, the CRUE certifies your residency in Portugal and grants you the right to work in the country. It confirms that you are entitled to the same employment rights as Portuguese citizens.