No, Polygamy isn’t legal in Portugal. In fact, marriage to more than one person is a crime in Portugal. The Portuguese government does not recognize marriages with multiple spouses. Polygamy and Polyandry are both illegal in Portugal.
Polygamy and Portuguese Golden Visa Law
According to Portuguese golden visa law, you can only bring one wife with you to Portugal through family reunification. If you have two wives, it is considered illegal in Portugal.
It is impossible to apply for both wives of an applicant under the Portuguese Golden Visa program. As Portugal does not recognize polygamy marriages, if you decide to apply for a residence permit, it would only be possible to apply for one of your wives for family regrouping purposes.
Can a Muslim marry two wives in Portugal?
No, a Muslim cannot marry two wives in Portugal. The rule applies to all people of all religions. The Portuguese government does not recognize marriages with multiple spouses.
You can only marry another woman once you divorce your first wife. When all the settlements are done, then only you can marry another woman.
What are the grounds for divorce in Portugal?
In a divorce by mutual consent, the spouses do not have to give the reason for their application.
The following are grounds for a contested divorce (Article 1781 of the Civil Code):
De facto separation for one full year, it being understood that there is de facto separation when there is no communal life between the spouses and one or both of them does not intend to re-establish the relationship (Article 1782 of the Civil Code);
A change in the mental faculties of the other spouse which has lasted for more than one year and which, because of its seriousness, compromises the possibility of communal life;
Absence, without any contact from the absent spouse, for a period of not less than one year;
Any other facts that, irrespective of the fault attributed to the spouses, prove the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
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