on January 21, 2019

Martins Castro visits the Israeli Community of Lisbon this Monday (21)

on January 21, 2019

Martins Castro visita Comunidade Israelita de Lisboa nesta segunda-feira (21)

Martins Castro's team of lawyers visited the Israelite Community of Lisbon (CIL) today (21) to file new applications for certification of descendants of Sephardic Jews. As one of the firm's specialties, these visits are periodic in order to keep up with customer reviews and also keep informed with the institution's news.

According to Martins Castro's lawyer and partner, Renato Martins, these visits are important to maintain a good relationship with CIL. “In addition, it is our duty to provide all clients with good guidance so that the documents required by the entity are not lacking and, thus, the waiting time for document analysis is shorter”, he explains.

Since Decree Law nº 30-A / 2015, which grants Portuguese nationality to those who prove the descendants of Sephardic Jews, CIL has filed almost six thousand applications, of which about one thousand are still under analysis and five thousand already have the certificates. In the ranking of these requests, Brazil is in second place, behind only Israel.

Due to the waiting time for these analyzes, it can be seen that the volume of orders has grown recently. The good news is that the organization is strengthening its team and, today, two new collaborators were introduced to the Martins Castro team: a Portuguese and an Israeli. “We believe that, with these reinforcements, the waiting time for the issuance of certificates will thus decrease the nationality process to run more quickly”, highlights Martins.

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