Nationality

RIGHT TO SPANISH NATIONALITY IN THE LAW OF DEMOCRATIC MEMORY (EIGHTH ADDITIONAL PROVISION)

Law 20/2022, of October 19, 2002, on Democratic Memory has been published in the Official State Gazette. The Law enters into force the day after its publication.

The Eighth Additional Provision of the Law of Democratic Memory, on the acquisition of Spanish nationality, offers the possibility of applying for nationality to:

  • Those born outside Spain of father or mother, grandfather or grandmother, who had originally been Spanish, and who, as a consequence of having suffered exile for political, ideological or belief reasons or sexual orientation and identity, had lost or renounced Spanish nationality.

 

  • The sons and daughters born abroad of Spanish women who lost their nationality by marrying foreigners before the entry into force of the Constitution of 1978.

 

  • The sons and daughters of legal age of those Spaniards to whom their nationality of origin was recognized by virtue of the right of option in accordance with the provisions of the present law.

 

It should be noted that the new Law does not have an age limit for applicants. Only that applicants for Spanish nationality will have two years to complete the process, starting on October 20, 2022, with the possibility of extending one more year.

 

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