When dealing with citizenship and immigration agencies, it can be assumed that staff members are familiar with a number of foreign languages. While an agency’s staff may be fluent in many languages, including Portuguese, they do require that Portuguese documents are submitted with a certified translation into English. Applicants cannot rely on agents and reviewers being familiar with Portuguese. For this reason, it is important for Portuguese citizens to submit documentation that has been translated by a professional Portuguese translation service to ensure that there is no misunderstanding regarding what is being communicated as an official submission. When translations are accurate, there will be no misunderstanding.