handing in evidence of the needed historic, genealogical and.
cultural connection to the Jewry of Portugal as well as its diaspora since the expulsion in the 15th century (דרכון ספרדי ליוצאי מרוקו). The legislation specifically suggests a list of surnames such as Pinto, Suares (Zuarets), and Castro, which are common to Jews throughout the world, as an added means to show this link. The legislation specifies further information which can assist in showing the link, such as creating a certificate provided by a Jewish neighborhood referring to the Portuguese Jewry, yet not situated in Portugal, which verifies that the candidate belongs to its community and also joins its ceremonies. Finally, the regulation provides the Portuguese authorities the choice to talk to the Jewish communities in Portugal in order to make a decision in the instance of each applicant. Among the major components is confirming that the candidate's surname is included in the list of last names referring to Portuguese Jews, recognized by the Portuguese government. It needs to be made clear that the last is not the list of surnames prepared by the Portuguese federal government, however an additional list, which as pointed out over, was published as component of the legislation.