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09-23-2011, 11:01 AM
I was born in Spain in 1982 to American parents who were in the U.S. military and stationed in Rota. We moved to the U.S. when i was 2.5 years old, and I have not lived in Spain since. I have a Spanish birth certificate and would really like to reclaim Spanish citizenship (I currently live in London and visit Spain quite frequently). My question is am I able to reclaim citizenship (I'm assuming I did once have it) and, if so, how would I go about doing so?

Many thanks for any help you can offer!!

10-04-2011, 12:08 PM
Hello AWS,

Those individuals that were born in Spain can apply for citizenshp after one year of legal residence. Therefore, you can apply for the citizenship only after obtaining a residence permit, based on a self employed or salaried work and residence permit or a family relationship with a Spanish citizen or legal resident in Spain.

Best Regards,