Posts by Michael Decker

Notarized translation into English

Notarized translation into English may be required for any document issued in Hebrew and submitted to an authority or institution outside Israel. The law office of Cohen, Decker, Pex, Brosh specializes in immigration to Israel, as well as immigration and relocation from Israel to many first world countries. As such, we are constantly required to…

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Registration for Foreign NGOs Operating in Israel

Registration for foreign NGOs (non governmental organizations) operating in Israel is mandatory by Israeli law. Every NGO must register with the Registrar of Charitable Trust, aka the Registrar of Public Endowments, as a foreign company for the benefit of the public. The requirement is stated within section 345 (33) of the Companies Law, 1999. Despite…

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Investors Visa in Israel for Americans – Important Information

The Investors Visa in Israel for US citizens as explained by Israeli Immigration Lawyer, Advocate Michael Decker. In order for an American investor to obtain the Israeli B-5 investor’s visa, they must invest in an economically viable Israeli business. The investor must possess ownership of at least 50% of the business or operative control of…

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Portuguese Nationality Lawyer

This article addresses Portuguese nationality and obtaining status based on the Sephardic Portuguese Law of Return with the help of a Portuguese nationality lawyer.  Thousands of other Sephardic descendants have successfully obtained Portuguese nationality due to this law, and this article helps explain the main steps involved, linking to other articles of interest as well.…

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Portuguese Law of Return

The Portuguese law of return is allowing numerous Jews and non-Jews with Sephardic ancestry to apply for naturalization.  This article will discuss a little about the process involved and link to numerous other articles that may be of interest to you. Applying for the Portuguese Law of Return Numerous Israelis have successfully applied for the…

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Sephardic Family Names and Portuguese Citizenship

This article addresses Sephardic family names, which are important in helping determine one’s Sephardic ancestry for Portuguese citizenship.  Thousands of people have successfully obtained Portuguese and Spanish citizenship due to the Sephardic Law.   Why Sephardic Family Names Are Important If you are interested in applying for Portuguese citizenship through the Sephardic Law, Sephardic family names…

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Why You Should Apply for Portuguese Citizenship Now

Many descendants of Sephardic Jews have decided to apply for Portuguese citizenship over the past few years, and they’ve done so with much success.  This article addresses why you should apply for Portuguese citizenship now!  There are many reasons why people are taking advantage of this unique opportunity, and we discuss a few reasons below.…

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How to Prove Sephardic Ancestry

This article discusses how to prove Sephardic ancestry in order to apply for Portuguese citizenship under the Sephardic Law.  Many people from Israel and other countries have successfully applied for citizenship through the Sephardic law, and this is how they do it.   Prove Sephardic Ancestry  Both Jewish and non-Jewish people who have Sephardic ancestry can…

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