Portuguese Citizenship

Descendant of Sephardic Jews

For whom it is intended:

To descendants of Portuguese Sephardic Jews, who demonstrate the tradition of belonging to a Sephardic community of Portuguese origin, without the need to reside in Portugal or even to master the Portuguese language, provided they prove an effective and lasting connection to Portugal.

Obtains derived citizenship, but can transmit on Portuguese citizenship to spouse, common-law partner and minor children.

Requirements:

  • Is over 18 years of age or emancipated
  • Not having been convicted with a final judgement for an offence punishable by a prison sentence of three years or more, according to Portuguese law;
  • Not having been involved in terrorism-related activities;
  • Shows membership of the Sephardic community of Portuguese origin.
  • Shows an effective and lasting connection to Portugal
  • Compile, among others, the following documents:
    • Identification document
    • Birth Certificate
    • Criminal record of the country of birth and citizenship and of all countries where the applicant has resided after 16 years of age
    • Certificate of the Israeli Community in Portugal
    • Document proving an effective and lasting link to Portugal, which can only be:
      • Ownership, transferred mortis causa, of real rights over immovable property situated in Portugal, other personal rights of enjoyment or shareholdings in commercial or co-operative companies established in Portugal; or
      • Of regular trips throughout the applicant’s life to Portugal
  • The following preliminary procedure may be followed
    • Acquisition of the Certificate of the Israeli Community in Portugal*

* This process is totally independent, before the Israeli Community of Lisbon (CIL) and serves to obtain one of the necessary documents for the process, which is the Certificate.

Process:

  1. Framing the right and determining the best strategy for the client and their family.
  2. Guidance on the issue and legalisation of foreign documents by the client.
  3. Submission of the file to the competent registry/court/sector in Portugal and regular monitoring of progress.
  4. Sending the final document to the client – be it the judgement, the civil registration certificate (birth, marriage, death), etc.

* In the citizenship process the client receives a certificate of the Portuguese birth certificate and has the obligation to request the issuance of the ->Citizen Card-> and in possession of the latter, if desired, it can also request the issuance of the ->Portuguese Passport->. Both documents can be issued at the Portuguese Embassy and/or Consulate or directly in Portugal. Ask us how.

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Lisbon, Portugal

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