Certifications

To apply for Spanish or Portuguese citizenship by Sephardic origin, it is necessary to prove Sephardic descent of the person concerned. Legislators of both nations have delegated the power to certify this descent to the local Jewish communities. Our team of Genealogists and Historians at Sefar Universal can draw your family tree according to the requirements of these Jewish Communities that exist in Spain, Oporto and Lisbon. Our specialists can trace back to the 15th century, to prove and document your Sephardic ancestry.

These certificates are the ones that allow to prove Sephardic origin when the Portuguese citizenship is applied for by these means, or Spanish citizenship by Sephardic origin or by naturalization (carta de naturaleza).