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Assembly of the Republic resumes debate on Portuguese nationality for Sephardic descendants and signals with positive changes
Deadlines, validity, certificates, CIL, CIP... We have selected some of the main doubts about the recent changes in the regulation.
Follow here all the updates on the recent changes to the regulation
If the text amending the regulation has not undergone major changes, there will be a standardization of the certification process, which will bring more clarity and transparency.
In this text, our lawyers have listed some of the reasons that could justify these requests.
In a super connected world and in constant change, more and more people are able to achieve double citizenship and a second passport.
In 2020 alone, even with the pandemic, the total number of favorable opinions to Brazilians seeking Portuguese citizenship was over 20,000.
Following the Jewish tradition, the Israeli communities of Lisbon and Porto have changed their functioning, respecting the days of celebration.
Anita Garibaldi was born in Brazil and died in Italy fighting for her ideas. She had in her genealogy 3 Sephardic Ascendants.
Sites such as Family Search and MyHeritage may make searching easier, but they do not guarantee the veracity of all data.
It is believed that, for a long period, since the 13th century, the surname was linked to tradition and nobility.
The trajectory of the Portuguese Branca Dias inspired books, plays, films, comic books and documentaries.
Portugal, through Decree-Law 30-A/2015, grants Portuguese nationality, by naturalization, to the descendants of Sephardic Jews.
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.
Luciano Dias Cardoso Vargas, known as Abraão do Jaguaribe, has his Sephardic connection through the New Christian Dinis Bravo.
The Nogueira da Gama are descendants of a large and prominent family that, in colonial times in Brazil, received honors and titles of nobility.
Do New Christians and Sephardic Christians have the same meaning or have nothing to do with each other?
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.
More and more people have turned to genealogical research to document ties to Jewish ancestors in order to secure approval of the process.
These descendants saw in the region's development an opportunity to settle down and develop their economic activities.
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.
The work will be dedicated to all the disinherited, exiles and refugees, people essentially marked by intolerance.
A Brazilian researcher found that Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese star and greatest scorer in world football history, has Sephardic ancestry.
The process begins with a genealogical study that aims to prove the parental connection with some Sephardic Jew.
In Argentina it is estimated that there are more than 50 thousand people who can access this benefit.
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
Portuguese citizenship through the Sephardic way is one of those topics that arouse curiosity, but also a lot of mistrust and misinformation.
The first members of the Teixeira family arrived in Brazil at the end of the 18th century in different places.
You become Portuguese from the signing of this document, and not from your birth.
The Castro and Silva left their mark on political history and vast descent, spread throughout Brazil, especially in Ceará.
Contrary to what some people still believe, it takes more than having Sephardic surnames or Jewish customs in the family.
The certificate is an indispensable document for all people who want to achieve this type of Portuguese citizenship.
There are a number of important historical documents to prove Sephardic descent that are available for research.
Many believe that the Medeiros brothers fled to Brazil due to the persecution imposed by the Inquisition.
Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, United States Turkey and Israel are just a few examples of countries that seek this type of nationality.
The history of the Bicudo family begins on the beautiful São Miguel Island, the largest in the Azores archipelago, Portugal.
Read this post carefully and at the end of the reading you can start your study immediately.
The Sephardic bond occurs with the marriage of Ambrósio de Almeida Coelho with Maria Augusta do Sacramento, descendant of the Azorean Antonio Fernandes.
The family gave rise to one of the most traditional families in the Northeast, especially in Cariri in Paraíba.
We separated the 4 main aspects of these changes: descendants of Sephardic Jews, children of foreigners, grandchildren and spouses.
Many descendants of Portuguese noble families were attracted by the promise of wealth in Brazilian lands during the colonial period.
PS withdraws proposal and sends the nationality regulation to the Executive Branch by Sephardic way
Since 2015 the Portuguese government started to grant Portuguese nationality to the descendants of Sephardic Jews.
Evidence points that the Aguiar family would have arisen from the Guedes and D. Pedro Mendes de Aguiar would have been their patriarch.
The surname is inscribed in the history of the conquest of the territory that today makes up the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Follow the updates of the proposal that wants to change the Portuguese law that grants citizenship to Sephardic descendants.
The first inhabitants of the Serra da Estrela region, in the upper Minho, in Portugal, gave rise to this Sephardic family.
The Resende Costa family recorded its name in the history of Brazil, especially after the participation of some of its members in Inconfidência Mineira.
Homonyms are a great challenge for those who are in genealogical research, whether professional or not.
One of the most traditional families present in southeastern Brazil, the Toledo Piza's history goes back centuries.
CIL started to make a new system available on its website for filling out an online form to submit the entire process.
Created in the Middle Ages, in the 13th century, the Inquisition was an institution composed of several courts run by the Catholic Church.
Here we have prepared some guidelines on the most important documents of your grandparents and great-grandparents and where you can find them.
The date started to have the current symbolism and be considered a holiday, called the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities.
The process of Portuguese naturalization through the Sephardic way, depending on the care with the documentation presented, can be more or less agile.
Studies show that descendants of one of the branches of the family spread across southeastern Brazil, especially Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.
It is possible that, in order to be able to embark for Brazil fleeing the persecutions of the Inquisition, members of the Cohen family would have adopted the surname Coelho.
This type of naturalization serves children who are minors, whose father or mother has become Portuguese after their birth.
One of the most traditional families to settle in São Paulo, the Vaz de Barros have a considerable participation in Brazilian history.
A proposal to change the so-called “Portuguese Nationality Law by the Sephardic way” was recently made public
The family originated in the city of Bruges, currently the capital of the province of West Flanders, Belgium.
The ease of access to the collections thanks to digitalization allowed anyone to search the origins of the families.
In 2020, five years will pass since the approval of Decree-Law no. 30-A-2015, which allows Portuguese citizenship to Sephardic descendants.
More than one million Brazilians currently sign with the surname Dias, however, not all of them necessarily have the same origin.
The small village of Penamacor, in Portugal, was where the surnames Henriques and Carvalho joined.
The first Bezerra known in the Portuguese court was D. Afonso de Melo Bezerra, the loyal squire of Queen Izabel.
It is one of the most traditional families in Brazil and many of its members are well known: Sérgio Buarque de Holanda and his musician children, for example.
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.
A common surname in Brazil, as well as quite traditional in Ceará, present in practically all regions of the state.
The Spanish city of Segovia was the birthplace of the Sephardic patriarch Abrahan Senior, who gave birth to the large Ximenes family.
The Fernandes Family, from Rio Grande do Norte, was one of those that already managed to prove Sephardic descent.
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.
We have selected 5 tips that will help in your decision to hire a consultancy to take care of your Portuguese citizenship process.
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.
In view of the population decrease, the European country has adopted measures that favor Brazilians.
This is the face-to-face identification document of the Portuguese citizen, by birth or by assignment, and replaces the identity card since 2010.
The whole process of Portuguese citizenship through Sephardic Jews is based on documentary evidence of genealogical ties.
This process can be rejected by the institution. Knowing this, we have listed some of the most common mistakes at this stage.
Direct is provided for in art. 6th, nº. 7 of the Nationality Law (Law 37/81).
The Torre do Tombo archive is one of the main ways to elaborate your genealogy and to find your Sephardic ancestor.