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Deadline Extended: Sephardic Jews can apply for Portuguese Nationality until 2024

In 2023, the Portuguese government expressed the intention to close the special regime for granting Portuguese nationality to Sephardic Jews. However, this deadline was extended until December 2024.



Sephardic Jews have a special connection to Portugal due to their historical presence in the country. In 2015, Portugal passed a law known as the Law of Return, granting Portuguese citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews who can prove their Sephardic ancestry and demonstrate a connection to the Portuguese Jewish community.


To apply for Portuguese citizenship, individuals need to provide evidence of their Sephardic ancestry, such as family records, genealogical research, and other supporting documentation.


The process of obtaining Portuguese citizenship under this law can be complex and requires careful preparation of the application.


Portugal 4 All has an experienced team ready to assist descendants of Sephardic Jews in applying for Portuguese nationality.


Book a consultation at contact@aguiarlawfirm.org.


Author: Ingls Aguiar.

Managing Partner at Portugal 4 ALL.

Attorney at Law in Portugal and Brazil



Disclaimer: "This article offers information for informational purposes only and should not be construed as providing legal advice on any matter. It should not be considered as establishing an attorney-client relationship of any kind."

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