handing in proof of the required historical, genealogical and.
social link to the Jewry of Portugal and also its diaspora since the expulsion in the 15th century (אזרחות פורטוגלית רשימת שמות משפחה). The regulation specifically shows a list of last names such as Pinto, Suares (Zuarets), as well as Castro, which are common to Jews throughout the globe, as an extra methods to demonstrate this connection. The regulation mentions additional details which can assist in showing the connection, such as producing a certification issued by a Jewish community concerning the Portuguese Jewry, but not situated in Portugal, which verifies that the applicant belongs to its community and also joins its events. Last but not least, the law gives the Portuguese authorities the option to talk to the Jewish areas in Portugal in order to decide in the case of each applicant. One of the principal elements is verifying that the candidate's surname is included in the listing of last names referring to Portuguese Jews, identified by the Portuguese government. It needs to be clarified that the latter is not the checklist of last names prepared by the Portuguese government, yet another list, which as pointed out above, was published as component of the law.