Descendants of Sephardic Jews: the Latest Change to the Legal Regime

  • They must be of age or emancipated according to Portuguese law;
  • They must not have been convicted of a crime punishable by a prison sentence of three years or more, with the sentence becoming final and unappealable;
  • They must not constitute a danger or threat to national security or defence by their involvement in activities related to the practice of terrorism;
  • A certificate issued by the Jewish community, rooted in Portugal, attesting to the tradition of belonging to a Sephardic community of Portuguese origin, based on proven objective requirements of connection to Portugal, namely, the applicant’s surname, family language, genealogy, and family memory must be provided.
  • the ownership, transmitted mortis causa, of property rights over real estate located in Portugal, or rights of a similar nature, or shares in commercial or cooperative companies based in Portugal; or
  • regular trips to Portugal throughout the applicant’s life; when such facts demonstrate an effective and lasting connection to Portugal.

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