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Posts by Michael Decker

Documents for Jewish Portuguese Citizenship

This article addresses documents needed for Jewish Portuguese citizenship. There are many Jews of Portuguese descent seeking to obtain citizenship that Portugal is offering to the descendants of those expelled hundreds of years ago.  As of late 2018, both Portugal and Spain have issued 10,000 passports to new Sephardic citizens.   Documents Needed for Jewish…

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How Long It Takes to Get Jewish Portuguese Citizenship

This article addresses how long it takes to get Jewish Portuguese citizenship (or citizenship for descendants of Sephardic Jews) according to various application categories.  Many descendants of Sephardic Jews have successfully applied for Portuguese citizenship, and we help numerous clients throughout this process. How Long It Takes to Get Jewish Portuguese Citizenship Sephardic Jews or…

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Jewish Portuguese Citizenship for Spouse and Children

This article addresses Jewish Portuguese citizenship for spouse and children of applicants. Some of our clients come to us and note that they or their spouse and children are not Jewish.  It is important to note that one can still apply for Portuguese citizenship as a descendant of Sephardic Jews (as many others have) even…

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Cost for Jewish Descendants to Obtain Portuguese Citizenship

This article addresses the cost for Jewish descendants to obtain Portuguese citizenship.  In the event you know your family descended from Sephardic Jews, whether or not you are Jewish, you may be eligible to apply for Portuguese citizenship.  Many descendants of the Sephardic Jewish community have taken these steps successfully. Governmental Cost for Jewish Descendants to…

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Multiple Names When Applying for Jewish Portuguese Citizenship

This article addresses issues that arise when one has multiple names when applying for Jewish Portuguese citizenship.  It’s important to note that, while many of our clients applying for this are Jewish, one does not have to be Jewish but only have Sephardic Jewish ancestry in order to apply. Thousands of individuals have successfully obtained…

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Multiple Residences Prior to Portuguese Citizenship

This article addresses the topic of multiple residences prior to Portuguese citizenship (for those applying due to the Sephardic Law). Oftentimes clients come to us asking how their application process for Portuguese citizenship will be affected by their previous multiple residences.  This is an important question, and in order to successfully obtain Portuguese or Spanish…

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Jews Eligible for Portuguese Citizenship

This article address Jews eligible for Portuguese citizenship based on the Sephardic Law.  Both Jews and non-Jews are eligible to apply for Portuguese citizenship based on the Sephardic Law, which indicates that Sephardic Jews and their descendants are eligible for citizenship in Portugal. Since 2015, 10,000 passports have been issued by both Spain and Portugal…

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Non-Jews and Sephardic Citizenship

Many clients have come to us inquiring about non-Jews and Sephardic citizenship, namely the eligibility of non-Jews to apply for this in Spain and Portugal, as many others have done.  At the present our law office focuses on helping applicants obtain Portuguese citizenship, and it’s important to note that one does not need to be…

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