handing in evidence of the called for historical, genealogical and.
cultural link to the Jewry of Portugal and also its diaspora since the expulsion in the 15th century (מי זכאי לדרכון פורטוגלי). The law specifically suggests a listing of last names such as Pinto, Suares (Zuarets), as well as Castro, which are typical to Jews throughout the world, as an additional ways to show this connection. The regulation identifies additional details which can assist in verifying the link, such as creating a certification issued by a Jewish community referring to the Portuguese Jewry, but not located in Portugal, which confirms that the applicant belongs to its neighborhood and takes part in its events. Last but not least, the legislation provides the Portuguese authorities the choice to seek advice from the Jewish communities in Portugal in order to choose when it comes to each applicant. Among the primary aspects is verifying that the candidate's last name is consisted of in the listing of surnames relating to Portuguese Jews, identified by the Portuguese federal government. It must be made clear that the last is not the listing of surnames composed by the Portuguese federal government, however an additional list, which as discussed above, was released as part of the law.