handing in proof of the needed historic, genealogical and.
social link to the Jewry of Portugal and also its diaspora since the expulsion in the 15th century (דרכון אירופאי). The regulation particularly indicates a checklist of last names such as Pinto, Suares (Zuarets), and Castro, which are regular to Jews throughout the world, as an added ways to show this connection. The law identifies further information which can aid in showing the link, such as generating a certification issued by a Jewish neighborhood referring to the Portuguese Jewry, but not situated in Portugal, which confirms that the candidate belongs to its community and also participates in its events. Last but not least, the regulation provides the Portuguese authorities the choice to speak with the Jewish areas in Portugal in order to make a decision in the situation of each applicant. One of the major aspects is showing that the candidate's last name is included in the list of surnames relating to Portuguese Jews, identified by the Portuguese federal government. It should be made clear that the last is not the list of surnames prepared by the Portuguese federal government, but another list, which as stated over, was published as part of the law.