Portuguese Citizenship


Cidadania portuguesa é a mais buscada no Brasil

Somente no ano de 2020, mesmo com a pandemia, o total de pareceres favoráveis a brasileiros que buscavam a cidadania portuguesa foi de mais de 20.000.

em September 9, 2021
Atenção! Funcionamento especial da CIL e da CIP em Setembro

Seguindo a tradição judaica, as Comunidades Israelitas de Lisboa e do Porto têm o seu funcionamento alterado, respeitando os dias de celebração. 

em August 18, 2021
8 beneficios de la ciudadanía portuguesa

En un mundo súper conectado y en constante cambio, cada vez más personas sueñan con lograr la doble ciudadanía y un segundo pasaporte.

em August 16, 2021
5 places that show that Lisbon is a modern city

Lisbon, one of the main Portuguese cities, combines historical places and modern architecture.

em August 15, 2021
8 benefícios da cidadania portuguesa

Em um mundo super conectado e em constante mudança, cada vez mais pessoas sonham em conquistar uma dupla cidadania e um segundo passaporte.

em August 13, 2021
5 places that show that Lisbon is a modern city

Discover 5 places that show that the city that inspired poets and fado singers manages to modernize and delight residents and visitors from around the world.

em August 12, 2021
Brief dictionary on Portuguese nationality for grandchildren of Portuguese

Often the tricky part is not applying for nationality, but understanding the terms and requirements that are laid down by law.

em August 12, 2021
Como os netos de portugueses podem conquistar a cidadania portuguesa

Um dos requisitos para o pedido de nacionalidade do neto é a necessidade de comprovar a nacionalidade do português.

em July 9, 2021
Handbook: your next steps in the European Union

From the Citizen Card to the formation of companies. Portugal: gateway to the European Union.

on June 2, 2021
Anita Garibaldi: the revolutionary descendant of the Sephardim

Anita Garibaldi was born in Brazil and died in Italy fighting for her ideas. She had in her genealogy 3 Sephardic Ascendants.

on May 27, 2021
Portuguese citizenship by the Sephardim and the genealogical study

Sites such as Family Search and MyHeritage may make searching easier, but they do not guarantee the veracity of all data.

on May 19, 2021
Descendants of the Sefardíes: how to get the European passport

As a form of historical reparation, Portuguese legislation stipulates to grant nationality by naturalization to descendants of Sephardic Jews.

on May 4, 2021
8 questions about Portuguese nationality for grandchildren of Portuguese

"What do you need to prove to be entitled to Portuguese nationality as a Portuguese grandson?" Clarify these and other doubts.

on May 3, 2021
White Castle

It is believed that, for a long period, since the 13th century, the surname was linked to tradition and nobility. 

on April 28, 2021
The main reasons to search for Portuguese nationality

The Law of Reparation for the descendants of sefardies and the simplification of the process for the grandchildren of Portuguese.

on April 26, 2021
Branca Dias, a story of resistance and faith

The trajectory of the Portuguese Branca Dias inspired books, plays, films, comic books and documentaries.

on April 19, 2021
How to get Portuguese citizenship for grandchildren

In this text you will find tips to gather the necessary information to apply for nationality as a Portuguese grandson/granddaughter.

on April 14, 2021
eBook: Portuguese citizenship through the Sephardim

Portugal, through Decree-Law 30-A/2015, grants Portuguese nationality, by naturalization, to the descendants of Sephardic Jews.

on April 12, 2021
Paula Leite Barros' family

The history of Paula Leite de Barros' family in Brazil begins with Pedro Vaz de Barros, a New Christian from Lisbon who migrated to Brazil at the end of the 16th century.

on April 9, 2021
Luciano Dias Cardoso Vargas: Abraham of Jaguaribe

Luciano Dias Cardoso Vargas, known as Abraão do Jaguaribe, has his Sephardic connection through the New Christian Dinis Bravo.

on March 24, 2021
Portuguese citizenship for grandson of Portuguese

Want to know more about Portuguese nationality for grandson of Portuguese? In this text we explain everything you need to know about the subject.

on March 17, 2021
Nogueira da Gama family

The Nogueira da Gama are descendants of a large and prominent family that, in colonial times in Brazil, received honors and titles of nobility.

on March 10, 2021
Joaquina do Pompéu and her Sephardic descent in Minas Gerais

In addition to being a farmer and a businesswoman, Dona Joaquina de Pompéu is the matriarch of thousands of Sephardic descendants who are entitled to Portuguese citizenship.

on February 24, 2021
3 tips to begin your search for a Sephardic ancestor

More and more people have turned to genealogical research to document ties with Jewish ancestors to ensure approval of the process

on February 17, 2021
Sephardic descent in Minas Gerais

These descendants saw in the region's development an opportunity to settle down and develop their economic activities.

on February 15, 2021
Antunes Maciel family

The Antunes Maciel family, quite numerous in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, has its origins on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

on February 10, 2021
The 3 main requirements for applying for Portuguese nationality for grandchildren

In this text, we summarize the three main points to be aware of when applying for nationality.

on February 9, 2021
5 questions about nationality for grandchildren of Portuguese

To clarify the main doubts, we spoke with the lawyer and partner at Martins Castro, Thiago Huver.

on February 2, 2021
Genealogical study reveals surprises on the biggest scorer in world football history

A Brazilian researcher found that Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese star and greatest scorer in world football history, has Sephardic ancestry.

on January 28, 2021
The importance of technology and memory in the process of Portuguese citizenship for grandchildren

Historian and genealogist Gabriel Dias explains that the resources available today allow for a more efficient document search

on January 25, 2021
Portuguese citizenship for grandchildren is simpler, but there are still doubts

Specialists talk about the documents necessary for the granting of citizenship and about the great-grandchildren of Portuguese people.

on January 25, 2021
5 common mistakes when designing a genealogical study

The process begins with a genealogical study that aims to prove the parental connection with some Sephardic Jew.

on January 18, 2021
Martins Castro's services during the new confinement in Portugal

Our customers can continue to rely on our teams to monitor the smooth running of their processes.

on January 15, 2021
Portuguese Nationality Law simplifies process for Portuguese grandchildren

With the change in the law, many Brazilians will have access to Portuguese nationality and a Portuguese passport.

on January 5, 2021
“Ten days of thousands of Sephardic Argentineans could gain access to Portuguese nationality”

In Argentina it is estimated that there are more than 50 thousand people who can access this benefit.

on December 28, 2020
Founding partner and lawyer of Martins Castro will be in Argentina

With the aim of reporting on this issue and narrowing down the local community, Renato Martins travels to Buenos Aires between 8 and 11 December

on December 9, 2020
Myths about Portuguese citizenship through the Sephardic way

Portuguese citizenship through the Sephardic way is one of those topics that arouse curiosity, but also a lot of mistrust and misinformation.

Tiago Fernandes Per Tiago Fernandes on April 24, 2020
Know where to start your genealogical study

Read this post carefully and at the end of the reading you can start your study immediately.

Tiago Fernandes Per Tiago Fernandes on April 24, 2020
Portuguese grandchildren: understand the veto of the president of Portugal

Marcelo rebelo vetoed part of the ninth amendment to the Portuguese nationality law. Understand the reasons for the veto and the steps following the president's decision.

Thiago Lino Per Thiago Lino on August 26, 2020
Homonyms: how to overcome this challenge of genealogy

Homonyms are a great challenge for those who are in genealogical research, whether professional or not.

Jerfson Lins Per Jerfson Lins on June 22, 2020
Find out how to find documents for your grandparents and great-grandparents

Here we have prepared some guidelines on the most important documents of your grandparents and great-grandparents and where you can find them.

on June 11, 2020
Portugal, Camões and Portuguese Communities Day

The date started to have the current symbolism and be considered a holiday, called the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities.

Jerfson Lins Per Jerfson Lins on June 22, 2020
Leão family, Sephardic people spread throughout Brazil

Studies show that descendants of one of the branches of the family spread across southeastern Brazil, especially Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.

Jerfson Lins Per Jerfson Lins on June 22, 2020
Nacionalidade portuguesa para filhos menores de descendentes de sefarditas

This type of naturalization serves children who are minors, whose father or mother has become Portuguese after their birth.

on May 19, 2020
Aspects of the proposed amendment to the “Law of Nationality through the Sephardic way”

A proposal to change the so-called “Portuguese Nationality Law by the Sephardic way” was recently made public

on May 15, 2020
The revival of genealogy and its new horizons

The ease of access to the collections thanks to digitalization allowed anyone to search the origins of the families.

Jerfson Lins Per Jerfson Lins on June 22, 2020
The massacre of New Christians and the Law of Naturalization of Sephardic descendants

In 2020, five years will pass since the approval of Decree-Law no. 30-A-2015, which allows Portuguese citizenship to Sephardic descendants.

Jerfson Lins Per Jerfson Lins on June 22, 2020
Why more and more Brazilians seek Portuguese citizenship through the Sephardic way

From the dream of migrating to the desire to study and work in the European Union, thousands of Brazilians have discovered that they are descendants of Sephardic people.

on February 27, 2020
The Ximenes, from the Iberian Peninsula to the world

The Spanish city of Segovia was the birthplace of the Sephardic patriarch Abrahan Senior, who gave birth to the large Ximenes family.

on February 14, 2020
The Fernandes, born in the Douro

The Fernandes Family, from Rio Grande do Norte, was one of those that already managed to prove Sephardic descent.

on January 24, 2020
Martins Castro holds event in Mexico

The city of Monterrey, Mexico, will host another edition of the Sefardí Meeting, an event that clarifies doubts about the Portuguese citizenship process through the Sephardic way.

on January 13, 2020
5 tips for choosing a consultancy to take care of Portuguese citizenship

We have selected 5 tips that will help in your decision to hire a consultancy to take care of your Portuguese citizenship process.

Tiago Fernandes Per Tiago Fernandes on April 24, 2020
Why hire a genealogical study?

The starting point for Portuguese citizenship through the Sephardic way is the genealogical study. It is through this study that the genealogist identifies the Sephardic ancestor.

Tiago Fernandes Per Tiago Fernandes on April 24, 2020
Brazilians can help Portugal in the problem of demographic reduction

In view of the population decrease, the European country has adopted measures that favor Brazilians.

Tiago Fernandes Per Tiago Fernandes on April 24, 2020
Citizen Card: what it is and how to apply

This is the face-to-face identification document of the Portuguese citizen, by birth or by assignment, and replaces the identity card since 2010.

on November 12, 2019
Know the difference between tree and genealogical study

The whole process of Portuguese citizenship through Sephardic Jews is based on documentary evidence of genealogical ties.

Tiago Fernandes Per Tiago Fernandes on April 24, 2020
4 common mistakes in Portuguese citizenship processes at CIL

This process can be rejected by the institution. Knowing this, we have listed some of the most common mistakes at this stage.

on October 28, 2019
Brazilians prove Sephardic descent and achieve Portuguese citizenship

Direct is provided for in art. 6th, nº. 7 of the Nationality Law (Law 37/81).

Karoline Ximenes Per Karoline Ximenes on April 24, 2020
Step by step to find your Sephardic ancestor: the Torre do Tombo archive

The Torre do Tombo archive is one of the main ways to elaborate your genealogy and to find your Sephardic ancestor.

Private: Pedro Arruda Per Private: Pedro Arruda on June 22, 2020
CIL announces changes to Sephardic process protocol

The most important change will be in the way of sending the documents, which will now be 100% digital, through the official email of the entity.

on February 6, 2019
Martins Castro visits the Israeli Community of Lisbon this Monday (21)

Due to the waiting time for these analyzes, it can be seen that the volume of orders has grown recently.

Karoline Ximenes Per Karoline Ximenes on April 24, 2020