Portugal - dual citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews
Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 22:08
As reported in late January, the Portuguese Cabinet approved a law offering dual citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews who were victims of the Inquisition over 500 years ago. The Portuguese Government may grant Portuguese nationality by naturalization to the descendants of Sephardic Portuguese Jews through the attestation of their links to Sephardic communities of Portuguese origin including surnames, family speaking language and direct or indirect descent.
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U.K. - Deregulation Act Receives Royal Assent
Published on Thursday, 23 April 2015 13:06
n February 6, 2015 I posted to this announcement list that the House of Lords had agreed to amend the deregulation bill before them. The bill allowed allow for publication about information on birth, marriage and death certificates in England and Wales to be issued in a manner other than certified copies. The bill received Royal Assent on March 26, 2015.
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