The new regulation of the nationality law - that since 2015 allows the acquisition of citizenship by Jews of Portuguese Sephardic origins - was published on Friday, March 18th.
The regulation requires a prolonged and lasting connection of the applicant to Portugal, which can be proven through the many trips he has made to the country during his life or through properties or companies that he has inherited from a deceased relative.
According to the new regulation, the certifying communities will be as follows:
- Jewish community of Lisbon.
- Jewish community of Belmonte.
- Jewish community of Algarve.
- Hehaber Israeli Youth Association.
- Jewish community of Oporto.
However, this latter community announced on March 13 that it would withdraw from the certification process.