handing in proof of the required historic, genealogical and also.
social connection to the Jewry of Portugal as well as its diaspora since the expulsion in the 15th century (הוצאת אזרחות פורטוגלית). The law specifically indicates a list of last names such as Pinto, Suares (Zuarets), as well as Castro, which are regular to Jews throughout the world, as an additional means to show this link. The law identifies additional details which can aid in showing the link, such as producing a certification issued by a Jewish community concerning the Portuguese Jewry, however not situated in Portugal, which confirms that the candidate belongs to its neighborhood as well as joins its events. Last but not least, the law gives the Portuguese authorities the option to seek advice from with the Jewish areas in Portugal in order to make a decision in the case of each applicant. Among the major elements is proving that the candidate's surname is consisted of in the list of surnames referring to Portuguese Jews, identified by the Portuguese federal government. It needs to be clarified that the latter is not the list of surnames drafted by the Portuguese federal government, however another checklist, which as mentioned over, was released as part of the legislation.