handing in evidence of the required historical, genealogical and also.
social connection to the Jewry of Portugal and its diaspora given that the expulsion in the 15th century (בדיקת זכאות לדרכון פורטוגלי). The legislation specifically shows a list of surnames such as Pinto, Suares (Zuarets), as well as Castro, which are normal to Jews throughout the world, as an added ways to demonstrate this link. The legislation identifies further details which can help in confirming the connection, such as producing a certificate provided by a Jewish community concerning the Portuguese Jewry, yet not located in Portugal, which validates that the candidate is a member of its community and joins its events. Last but not least, the legislation offers the Portuguese authorities the option to seek advice from the Jewish areas in Portugal in order to decide when it comes to each candidate. Among the primary elements is confirming that the candidate's last name is included in the list of last names relating to Portuguese Jews, recognized by the Portuguese government. It needs to be clarified that the latter is not the listing of last names prepared by the Portuguese federal government, yet one more listing, which as discussed above, was published as component of the regulation.