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Spanish Citizenship and the Law of Democratic Memory

Are you interested in obtaining Spanish citizenship by descent? If so, the Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay would be happy to talk with you to discuss the best approach to achieve this life-changing goal.

The door to Spanish citizenship is currently quite broad. Spanish law now provides that any person who is descended from a Spanish parent or grandparent may obtain Spanish citizenship.

However, if you are descended from parents or grandparents who were Spanish but were deprived of Spanish citizenship, there may be additional avenues we can help you pursue. Specifically, the “Law of Democratic Memory” allows for the restoration of Spanish citizenship which may have been lost or renounced under past Governments. This law is set to expire next year (October 21st, 2024) but may be extended.

Are you eligible for Spanish citizenship under the “Law of Democratic Memory?

To be eligible for Spanish citizenship under the Law of Democratic Memory, you must meet one or more the following criteria:

  • You are descended from a parent or grandparent who was originally Spanish.
  • You were born outside of Spain and are descended from a parent or grandparent who lost or renounced Spanish nationality/citizenship as a result of exile for political, ideological, or belief reasons or sexual orientation and identity.
  • You are the son or daughter of a Spanish woman who lost her Spanish nationality by marrying a foreigner before the entry into force of the 1978 Constitution.
  • You meet certain other specific requirements detailed in the Law of Democratic Memory, which our attorneys can discuss with you.

Why would you want to establish Spanish citizenship?

The benefits of obtaining Spanish citizenship are numerous. As a Spanish citizen, you will be able to:

  • Live, work, and study in Spain, a nation that is a member of the European Union
  • Vote in Spanish elections and hold public office
  • Access Spanish healthcare and education
  • Receive Spanish consular protection

Spanish citizenship comes with EU rights

When you become a Spanish citizen, you will enjoy the rights that all citizens living within the European Union enjoy, including:

  • The right to live, work, and study in any EU member state without any need for authorization
  • The right to travel freely within the Schengen Area
  • The right to vote in European Parliament elections
  • The right to access EU education and healthcare
  • The right to claim EU social benefits
  • The right to consular protection from any EU member state

If you believe you may be eligible for Spanish citizenship under these any of these conditions, the Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay can help.

Our Expertise and Capabilities

The Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay has experienced attorneys in the US and maintains strong, close relationships with lawyers and other professionals in Spain. We are committed to providing you with the personalized attention and support you need to navigate the process successfully and in as timely a fashion as possible.

We will work with you every step of the way. Our firm and the experts we routinely work with will gather the necessary documentation, file the appropriate paperwork, and represent you at any hearings or interviews that may be required. In cases where individuals such as your parents or grandparents may have undergone name changes in the immigration process or afterwards, our firm is the first in Connecticut can help you rectify the identities of your ancestors to help you obtain citizenship abroad.

We will always keep you updated on the status of your case and answer any questions you may have.

Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Connecticut Roots, International Capabilities

In addition to our capabilities in advising and representing clients in regard to Spanish citizenship law, our law firm also has experience in a variety of other areas, including:

  • International estates and inheritance
  • International real estate purchases
  • Complex multinational litigation

At both our Milford and Madison locations, our attorneys offer resources to address international legal matters.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of these matters, please contact us today.

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