Usucapio (adverse possession), from the Latin usucapio: “to acquire by use”, is a form of acquisition of the property rights in function of having used or occupied a property continuously and unquestionably as if the holder were the real owner. In English Common Law, the equivalent of usucapio is commonly referred to as “adverse possession”. Continue reading
One of the requirements for acquiring Portuguese citizenship is demonstrating effective links to the Portuguese Community. These connections are shown by objective circumstances that reveal bonds. Examples include: mastery or at least a basic knowledge of the language; family ties; relations of friendship or conviviality; possession of a home; social habits: membership in clubs, churches, associations and organisations; cultural links; economic holdings; interest in history or current events in Portugal.