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Please note that CRS checks does not provide Police Certificates in Portugal.
Portuguese Nationals residing in Portugal may apply for a certificate, in person, directly with their local police authority. Applicants will need to complete Form 101 and present a valid identification card or passport. In major cities (e.g., Lisbon, Coimbra, and Porto), applicants may also go to the Centro de Identificacao Civil e Criminal (Central Registry of Civil and Criminal Identification). In smaller cities (e.g. Azores, and Madeira), applicants may also apply with the Judicial Delegation or Local Court.
Non-Residents must apply at their nearest Portuguese Embassy or Portuguese Diplomatic/Consular Office.
The Commissao Nacional de Proteccao de Dados (CNDP), is the primary regulatory authority responsible for enforcing compliance with the data protection laws. The principle laws in Portugal that regulates the collection and use of personal data are Law 67/98 of 26 October (Data Protection Law), which implemented the Data Protection Directive; and Article 35 of the Portugeuse Constitution, which provides protection for personal data. These law and their directives protects the way that personal data is collected and handled in Portugal. It states that individuals should provide consent prior to the collection of data, unless the law suggests otherwise.
- Data can only be collected if it is done so for relevant reasons and not in excess;
Data Protection restrictions are in place for countries within the European Union (EU). They do not allow for the transfer of data to countries outside of the European Union. Due to this restriction, the Safe Harbor was created. When a company becomes Safe Harbor certified, they agree and certify that they will meet the privacy and data protection requirements set forth by the Safe Harbor Directive. CRS checks is Safe Harbor certified, which allows us to obtain information from the EU.
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