Letter from Portugal Consulate for Criminal Background Check


Has any one tried to get the Letter from Portugal Consulate to initiate Criminal Background Check in the country of your residence ? At what stage did you apply for it ? How did you go about it ?
I asked my attorney in PT if he could get the letter from SEF on my behalf using POA. But I was told SEF doesn’t issue any specific letter with your name on it, prior to any application. But to apply for GV, I need the letter from PT consulate to initiate criminal clearance record in my country of residence!

hi Neel,
i am from india , the passport control office issues this letter here , we were not asked for any letter from SEF, but we did state why it is required
we submitted this along with all other documents after the apostille