handing in evidence of the required historic, genealogical and also.
cultural connection to the Jewry of Portugal as well as its diaspora considering that the expulsion in the 15th century (איך להוציא דרכון אירופאי). The legislation especially indicates a listing of surnames such as Pinto, Suares (Zuarets), as well as Castro, which are common to Jews throughout the globe, as an additional ways to show this link. The regulation enumerates additional information which can assist in showing the link, such as producing a certificate released by a Jewish area relating to the Portuguese Jewry, yet not situated in Portugal, which validates that the candidate belongs to its area and joins its events. Finally, the regulation offers the Portuguese authorities the option to talk to the Jewish neighborhoods in Portugal in order to make a decision in the case of each candidate. One of the principal aspects is showing that the applicant's surname is consisted of in the listing of last names concerning Portuguese Jews, acknowledged by the Portuguese federal government. It has to be cleared up that the latter is not the checklist of surnames drafted by the Portuguese federal government, yet one more checklist, which as stated above, was published as part of the regulation.