The attraction of foreign people to live in Spain is undebatable. Over 5 million foreigners live in this country accounting for over 10% of the total Spanish population.
The diversity of beautiful beaches, great mountains, unique culture, world renowned gastronomy and just an overall excellent quality of life, makes this country a top destination for foreigners who desire to become Spanish citizens.
There are many ways that it is possible to achieve this. Some of them entail having some sort of Spanish background but other methods allow anyone to become a Spanish national.
Today we will explain each and every way you can become a Spain citizen:
If you get married with a Spanish citizen you are entitled to have a Spanish nationality. The only condition is to be a Spanish resident for at least 12 months.
The other point to consider is to register the marriage in Spain as soon as possible. In the case of getting married abroad you can register this through a Spanish consulate where the marriage certificate has to be translated into Spanish.
In most cases, getting citizenship by descent will not require any period or residency in the country. It can be done immediately if:
Other situations exist where at least a one year residency is required. These are for people born outside of Spain with parents also born outside Spain and with grandparents who were originally born in Spain. It also applies to those with Spanish guardians or foster parents.
Residing in Spain for a long period of time without any long interruptions will grant you Spanish citizenship. These are the following criteria:
Refugees only need 5 years of residency to apply for citizenship. Citizens from Latin America, Andorra, Equatorial Guinea, the Philippines, or Portugal need to only wait 2 years to apply.
In 2013 Spain introduced a new law that allowed foreigners to be able to get permanent residency if a person invests a certain amount of money in Spanish soil. If you keep the investment for 5 years you will be entitled for citizenship. This is an alternative method used by people with spare money who want to live in Spain.
The minimum investment amount required changes depending on the type of investment:
We have a dedicated blog about the Golden Visa here.
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