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HOW TO OBTAIN SPANISH NATIONALITY?
The Spanish Civil Code establishes the following ways to acquire Spanish nationality:
1. Spaniards of origin are:
In this case, a file can be made in the Civil Registry of your domicile to declare Spanish nationality with the value of simple presumption.
2. Spanish nationality by option
Foreign citizens can obtain this type of citizenship in the following cases:
3. Nationality by Nature Charter
This form of acquisition of nationality is ex gratia and is not subject to the general rules of administrative procedure. It will be granted or not at the discretion of the Government by Royal Decree, after assessing the concurrence of exceptional circumstances.
4. Nationality by state possession
The person who has possessed and used this nationality for ten years, continuously, in good faith, based on a title registered in the Civil Registry, shall have the right to Spanish nationality..
5. Nationality by residence:
This form of acquisition of nationality requires the person’s residence in Spain for 10 years legally, continuously and immediately prior to the request. There are cases in which the required period of residence is reduced; these are:
For those who have received refugee status.
For citizens of Ibero-American countries, Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal or people of Sephardic origin.
Do you need help in the Spanish nationality procedure?
Contact us. We will prepare all the documentation and submit the request through the electronic registry of the Ministry of Justice
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