Through this procedure, foreigners who have been residing in Spain legally and continuously for some time can request and acquire Spanish nationality.
There are cases in which the time of legal and continuous residence can be reduced:
This is the assumption of habitual nationality in the case of foreign parents residing in Spain who acquire Spanish nationality having children who are minors at this time.
This is the assumption of nationality that is granted to some children born in Spain to foreign parents of certain nationalities who live in national territory. For this to happen, the parents must first deny their own nationality to the child, thus rendering the child stateless.
Spaniards will lose their nationality when:
Are emancipated, reside abroad and voluntarily acquire another nationality or exclusively use the nationality that they had attributed before emancipation and also do not declare their wish to retain their Spanish nationality for 3 years. The acquisition of the nationality of Ibero-American countries, Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea or Portugal is not enough to cause the loss of Spanish nationality for this reason;
Emancipated Spaniards who have another nationality, habitually reside abroad and voluntarily renounce it;
In the case of Spaniards who were born abroad and are Spanish because they were born to a Spanish father or mother who was also born abroad, they will lose their Spanish nationality if, within three years of emancipation or legal age, they do not declare their willingness to retain Spanish nationality.
Spaniards who are not of origin will lose Spanish nationality if:
After acquiring Spanish nationality, they use the nationality they would have renounced when acquiring Spanish for a period of three years;
When they voluntarily enter the service of arms or hold political office in a foreign state against the express prohibition of the government;
When a judgment declares that the interested party committed falsehood, concealment, or fraud in the acquisition of Spanish nationality.
Once Spanish nationality is lost, there is the possibility of recovering it; For this, it will be necessary to meet the following requirements:
If your Spanish Nationality process was well founded and there is no resolution after 12 months from entry, we can present an administrative litigation appeal to speed up the process.