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Nationality Application and Expediting


A foreign citizen may acquire Spanish nationality if he/she meets certain requirements provided for in Spanish law. One of the most common and easiest ways for a foreigner to acquire Spanish nationality is through residence..


In order for a foreign citizen to acquire the nationality by residence, he/she must have lived for ten years -legally and continuously- before the application.


However, there are cases in which the law reduces this term. For example, if a person has refugee status, he/she can acquire nationality with a residence of 5 years. The 10-year term is reduced to 2 years for nationals of Latin American countries, Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal or persons of Sephardic origin.


Finally, the term of residence is further reduced (to 1 year) en el caso del ciudadano que se encuentre en una de estas situaciones: (i) que, en el momento de la solicitud, lleve has been married to a Spaniard for one year and is not legally or de facto separated; (ii) that being the widow or widower of a SpaniardIf at the time of the death of the husband/spouse they were not separated.


We are specialists in applying for Spanish nationality for foreign citizensusing all the professional and technological tools that the current legislation allows us. Count on us to make the process easier, faster and with all the guarantees of a service offered by professional lawyers.


We can also help you speed up the process of applying for Spanish nationality if it has been a long time since your application and you still have not received a response.


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