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Achieve Spanish nationality

Are you a foreigner and would you like to obtain Spanish nationality? We explain how you can do it.
There are several ways in which you can get Spanish nationality, but one of the most common is by residence. This means that if you live a certain number of years in Spanish territory, you have the right to ask for citizenship. The terms are the following:

  • 10 years, as a general term.
  • 5 years, if the person has obtained refugee status.
  • 2 years, in case of nationals of Ibero-American countries -Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal or people of Sephardic origin-.
  • A year, in the following cases:
    If the person concerned was born in Spanish territory.
    If you did not exercise your right to acquire Spanish nationality by option.
    If you have legally subject to the guardianship, guardianship or fostering of a Spanish citizen or institution for two consecutive years.
    If the interested person has been married for a year with a Spanish or Spanish language.
    If you are a widower or a widow of Spanish or Spanish, as long as they were not separated - legally or in fact - at the time of the woman.
    The one born outside Spain of father or mother, - also born outside of Spain -, grandfather or grandmother, provided that all of them had originally been Spanish.

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If you meet these deadlines and want to start processing your nationality, do not hesitate to contact our Marbella Office. If you have not yet met this deadline but you are in another situation, you may also be able to obtain nationality. We recommend that you call us to study your case.
Remember that we can also help with other immigration procedures, such as requesting or renewing visas, passports, family reunification processes, assistance to foreigners who have been taken to a CIE - Foreigners Internment Center, divorce between foreigners, etc. We have english lawyers who have a lot of experience in the matter.