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Spanish & Portuguese Citizenship Program


In 2015, the Spanish and Portuguese governments allowed (for a limited time) for Jews descended from Jewish families from the Iberian peninsula to reclaim their ancestral roots through formal citizenship.


Congregation Ezra Bessaroth is listed as an "endorsed entity" on the FCJE (Federación de Comunidades Judías de España) website, for issuance of certificates/letters in support of an applicant's request for citizenship based on Sephardic Jewish ancestry.   

If you're interested in learning more about the process or what we can do to help, feel free to reach out. Email us at or call 206-722-5500. Remember that time is running out! The Spanish Citizenship Law expired in October 2019.

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