handing in evidence of the needed historic, genealogical as well as.
cultural link to the Jewry of Portugal and its diaspora considering that the expulsion in the 15th century (כמה עולה דרכון פורטוגלי). The legislation particularly indicates a listing of last names such as Pinto, Suares (Zuarets), and also Castro, which are normal to Jews throughout the world, as an additional means to show this connection. The law mentions more information which can aid in confirming the connection, such as generating a certification released by a Jewish area relating to the Portuguese Jewry, but not located in Portugal, which validates that the candidate belongs to its neighborhood and joins its ceremonies. Last but not least, the law gives the Portuguese authorities the option to seek advice from with the Jewish communities in Portugal in order to choose when it comes to each candidate. One of the major elements is showing that the applicant's surname is included in the list of last names pertaining to Portuguese Jews, acknowledged by the Portuguese government. It needs to be clarified that the last is not the listing of last names composed by the Portuguese government, however another listing, which as stated over, was published as part of the regulation.