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Spanish / Portuguese Citizenship

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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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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