Spanish Nationality Application:


UNFORTUNATELY THE DEADLINE FOR THE SPANISH NATIONALITY FOR SEPHARDIM HAS ALREADY EXPIRED. 

Why not trying with the EU Portuguese Citizenship?


Updated March 1, 2020

This is the list of the basic 6 documents required:

1) Letter issued by the President/Rabbi of a Jewish Community, This letter has to be from the applicant’s place of residence or place of birth, certifying his/hers Sephardic origin.

2) Birth Certificate: You need to provide a Translated and Notarized Birth Certificate. If you do not have a Birth Certificate (for example if you were born in Syria), your eligibility will be difficult to receive. (It is recommended you apply for a Portugal Passport, the regulations are more flexible)

3) Criminal Records: You need to provide criminal records from your country of birth and from your country of residence from the last 5 years, (including countries you lived in for 3 months and more).

4) A photocopy of the Applicant’s current Passport and Identity card.

5) Certificate of Spanish Cultural Knowledge examination (CCSE) passed This test is provided by the Cervantes Institute. The CCSE exam is multiple choice. All information as when, where and how to take this exam can be found at: www.ccse.cervantes.es [Not required for under 18 and over 70 years old]

6) Certificate of Spanish Language examination DELE-A2 level passed This test is provided by the Cervantes Institute. All information as when, where and how to take this exam can be found at: www.dele.cervantes.es (Applicants that have a Latin American Passport are not required to complete this exam, but are required to take the CCSE exam).[Not required for under 18 and over 70 years old]

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS (not mandatory)

These documents are advisable to include in your application:

1) Proof of basic knowledge of the Ladino or Haketia language.

2) A Certificate of an Official Study of your family name origin. (Please take note that the lists of names circulating on the Internet has no official recognition)

3) Marriage Certificate. The applicant’s Ketuba either/and the applicants’s parent’s Ketuba.



IMPORTANT: Please note that Spanish law requires all applicants, 18 and older to travel to Spain, present themselves and sign the application, without exceptions.

NOTE: For your information, Portuguese law does not require any exams or physical presence of the Applicant. There is no requirement to travel.


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