Embassy of Portugal in Canada

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The Embassy of Portugal in Ottawa represents Portuguese interests in Canada. Portugal is strongly committed to an ambitious transatlantic relationship and to a stronger bilateral partnership. The Embassy works both at the Federal and Provincial levels to develop new avenues of cooperation between our two nations to bring about even more trade, more investment, more tourism, more contacts between our civil societies as well as stronger political, cultural and educational ties.

Portuguese Sephardic Jews' descendants

The Portuguese government may grant Portuguese nationality through naturalization to the descendants of Portuguese Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Portugal and Spain in the fifteenth century.

This measure was approved by the Organic Law No. 1/2013 of 29 July. The Regulation, approved by DL n. 30-A/2015, 27 February, has the following requirements:

  1. a) applicants are Sephardic Jews of Portuguese descent and are adult or emancipated under the Portuguese law;
  2. b) not have been convicted, pursuant final judgment of sentence, for committing a crime punishable with a maximum prison sentence equal to or exceeding three years, under Portuguese law.

In the application shall be stated and demonstrated requirements  for granting Portuguese nationality to Sephardic Jews of Portuguese descent, namely:

  • Family Surnames,
  • Family Language,
  • Direct offspring or family relations in the genealogical lines of the Portuguese Sephardic community.

The application must be accompanied by the following documents:

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