“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Mapping Statelessness in Portugal

Published: November 2018

As part of the #iBelong campaign, UNHCR completed a mapping of statelessness in Portugal in October 2018. The mapping study analyses Portuguese legislation relating to statelessness, including nationality and migration laws, and presents available official statistical data. It is enhanced by empirical evidence obtained from interviews with stakeholders, ranging from Government representatives, to frontline social workers as well as stateless people and individuals at risk of statelessness.