handing in evidence of the needed historical, genealogical and.
cultural link to the Jewry of Portugal as well as its diaspora since the expulsion in the 15th century (הוצאת דרכון אירופאי). The legislation especially suggests a listing of last names such as Pinto, Suares (Zuarets), and Castro, which are regular to Jews throughout the world, as an extra methods to demonstrate this link. The law mentions further information which can help in confirming the connection, such as generating a certificate released by a Jewish community referring to the Portuguese Jewry, however not located in Portugal, which verifies that the applicant belongs to its community and also joins its events. Finally, the legislation offers the Portuguese authorities the alternative to speak with the Jewish areas in Portugal in order to make a choice when it comes to each applicant. Among the primary aspects is proving that the applicant's surname is consisted of in the checklist of last names referring to Portuguese Jews, identified by the Portuguese federal government. It needs to be cleared up that the latter is not the list of surnames drafted by the Portuguese federal government, but an additional checklist, which as pointed out above, was published as component of the law.