Grant of Portuguese nationality, by naturalization, to foreigners descendants of Sephardic Jews

"Law of Return"

Decree Law 30A / 2015, called "Law of Return", offers Portuguese nationality to Jews and descendants of Jews who fled Portugal at the time of the Inquisition as a form of "reparation of damage". It is not possible, for the most part, to identify that the ancestors fled from Portugal, since many generations have passed since the inquisition without the proofs of the Jewish identity. Therefore, through Decree Law 30A / 2015, Portugal considers Sephardic Jews all those Jews who have lived or passed through countries that make up the so-called "escape route". As a result of this understanding, Portugal will consider them Portuguese Jews.

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