Sephardic Jews

SEPHARDIC JEWS
PORTUGUESE NATIONALITY OFSEPHARDIC JEWS (JUDEUS SEFARDITAS)
Are you a descendant of Portuguese Sephardic Jews?
Sephardic Jews are the descendants of the ancient Jews of Portugal and Spain.

How to obtain Portuguese nationality

CONDITIONS
In these cases, the acquisition of nationality always depends on a decision of the Minister of Justice.
You can apply for Portuguese nationality under these conditions if:
is over 18 years old or is emancipated according to Portuguese law
is a descendant of Portuguese Sephardic Jews
belongs to a Sephardic community of Portuguese origin.

TO ASK FOR PORTUGUESE NATIONALITY YOU CAN NOT:
have been sentenced for a crime that in Portugal is punishable by a term of imprisonment of 3 years or more
involved in terrorism-related activities

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS
TO REQUEST PORTUGUESE NATIONALITY YOU WILL NEED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS.
Your legalized birth certificate:
if possible, in full copy and issued by photocopy
if the certificate is foreign, legalization must be done through an apostille or visa from the Portuguese consulate
if the certificate is not in Portuguese, you must also bring the certificate translated into Portuguese and certified.
The certificate may be waived if the birth is registered in a Portuguese civil registry office and the conservatory is identified, the year and the registration number.
The criminal record:
issued by the foreign countries where he / she has lived from the age of 16 and his / her translation certified into Portuguese.
A certificate passed by a Jewish community in Portugal:
the entity shall have the status of a religious legal person (such as the Israelite Community of Lisbon and the Israeli Community of Porto)
or a document proving that he belongs to a Sephardic Jewish community of Portuguese descent.
An application addressed to the Minister of Justice, written in Portuguese, stating:
the description of the facts that make it belong to a Sephardic community of Portuguese origin, for example the family nicknames, the language spoken in the family, the relative who was a member of the Sephardic community of Portuguese origin
your full name
your date of birth
your marital status
your nationality
the name of your parents
your profession
your address
the country (ies) where you lived
the full name, civil identification number and the address of your legal representative or attorney-in-fact, if you have a
the number, date and entity that issued your title or residence permit, passport or equivalent identification document.
This application must be signed:
in the presence of one of the Registrars, when submitting the application
person authorized to recognize the signature, if you prefer to send by mail to one of the Nationality Offices or to
The office is dedicated to the nationalization of Sephardic Jews.

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