Spanish Nationality


The Law of Democratic Memory in Spain, commonly referred to as the ‘Law of Grandchildren,’ was officially ratified on October 21, 2022, and became effective on the day following its publication.

This legislation presents an avenue for individuals to seek Spanish nationality under the following circumstances:

  1. Those born outside of Spain to a father, mother, grandfather, or grandmother who was originally Spanish but lost or renounced Spanish nationality due to political, ideological, religious, or sexual orientation reasons, resulting in exile.
    • To substantiate the exile, a presumption exists that considers individuals who traveled outside Spain between July 18, 1936, and December 31, 1955, as exiles. For departures occurring after this date, evidence of exile is required.
  2. Children born abroad to Spanish women who lost their nationality by marrying foreigners before the enactment of the 1978 Constitution.
  3. Adult children of Spaniards whose original nationality was acknowledged based on the right of option, in line with the provisions of the current law.

It’s important to note that this new law does not impose an age limit on applicants. However, applicants have a two-year window, starting from October 21, 2022, to complete the application process, with the possibility of a one-year extension.

If you require further information or legal assistance regarding the Law of Democratic Memory, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email at or by phone at 938 75 46 60.

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