The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States
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LUSUS: The Online Newsletter of PALCUS
PALCUS Proposes Solutions to Portuguese Consulate
Challenges in the United States
After receiving numerous complaints and criticisms regarding the Portuguese consular services in the United States, PALCUS addressed a letter to Dr. Berta Nunes, Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities requesting she address the community’s concerns. The topics raised with the Secretary included poor customer service, lack of responses to telephone calls and emails, incorrect information provided and unreasonably lengthy wait times to schedule appointments at most consulates.

We are sharing PALCUS’s letter, the Secretary’s response and are asking for specific experiences the community has had to be submitted and shared with PALCUS. We will be including a sample of them with our reply to the Secretary. Please email PALCUS at consularquestions@palcus.org


To read the letter, sent by PALCUS click here.

To read the response from Dr. Berta Nunes, Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities click here

To read the translation to English of the response from Dr. Berta Nunes, Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities click here
Consular Services Q&A Series

Do you have questions about various processes for applying for citizenship, registering a marriage, getting a power of attorney, etc.? Join us for a bi-weekly series where Honorary Consul in Miami, FL, Carolina Rendeiro, will answer your questions so that you can be fully prepared when filling out your paperwork and have everything you need for your consular appointment.

Please send your questions to consularquestions@palcus.org

Join us on Zoom or Facebook on the following dates:

THU, MAR 11 AT 12 PM EST

THU, MAR 25 AT 12 PM EDT

THU, APR 8 AT 12 PM EDT

THU, APR 22 AT 12 PM EDT

THU, MAY 6 AT 12 PM EDT

THU, MAY 20 AT 12 PM EDT
For more information, contact PALCUS at palcus@palcus.org or call 202-466-4664.
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Contact Information

Website: www.palcus.org
Phone: 202-466-4664

9255 Center St., Suite 404
Manassas, VA 20110