handing in evidence of the called for historical, genealogical and.
cultural link to the Jewry of Portugal and also its diaspora because the expulsion in the 15th century (שמות משפחה אזרחות פורטוגלית). The legislation specifically suggests a listing of surnames such as Pinto, Suares (Zuarets), as well as Castro, which are common to Jews throughout the world, as an added ways to show this connection. The regulation identifies more details which can assist in verifying the connection, such as producing a certification released by a Jewish neighborhood pertaining to the Portuguese Jewry, but not located in Portugal, which verifies that the candidate belongs to its community as well as takes part in its events. Last but not least, the legislation gives the Portuguese authorities the choice to talk to the Jewish communities in Portugal in order to make a decision when it comes to each candidate. One of the major aspects is proving that the applicant's surname is included in the checklist of surnames concerning Portuguese Jews, recognized by the Portuguese federal government. It should be made clear that the last is not the list of last names prepared by the Portuguese government, however one more list, which as pointed out over, was published as component of the regulation.