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Hi I am Portuguese, 53 years old. Im in England with my family

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I am Portuguese, 53 years old. I'm in England with my family since February 2008.

I was a Company Director in a small Company with four partners (me, my wife and another couple).
There was no viability to keep going and we stop running the business on 2006.
I tried during 2 years to do my best to solve lots of issues. Some of them in our favor others against.
I've lost the opportunity to recover some money and dignity and worse then that I left to much issues against me and the Company (all of them about money/payments) but I had no choice to protect my family.
At this point I am sure that I am in contumacy situation because of not been in court (I am sure that I've been notified me to be in court)

1 - Can I ask for a Passport at the Portuguese Embassy in London?
2 - Can I ask for a Passport for my 11 years old son?
3 - Do I take any risk to go to Portuguese Embassy?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 4 years ago.

The issues you have had with your business have nothing to do with the fact that you are a Portuguese national and as such:

1) yes, you are entitled to contact the Embassy about a passport;
2) yes;
3) there should be nothing for you to worry about, yes, you should go to the Embassy.

Hope this helps
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Sorry to ask again but are you absolutely sure because in Portugal if we fail to go to the court we are not aloud to take any documents and if we try to do so the police will keep us to go to the court.
Many thanks
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 4 years ago.
This is the UK and not Portugal and the laws here are different.

Failure to pay debts are civil matters in the UK and the police do not get involved

If you wish to, you may contact the Portuguese Embassy in advance and seek further advice from them re: passport renewals.

Hope this clarifies.