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  • 09-09-2019, 02:43 PM
    Hello Melissa

    You need to prepare two application forms and file them together ( though at the time to apply for an appointment a the immigration office you will need to apply for two separate appointments). The financial documents will be common to the two application files. Your sonīs application will also include his birth certificate.

  • 09-04-2019, 07:08 PM

    You have been so helpful already. Can I ask how I file them together? Do I just file a separate application just like mine? Since he's a child, how would I include how he is supported financially or must I do this since my application shows my income? Essentially, what would be different on his application compared to mine? Thank you so much in advance.

  • 09-02-2019, 02:08 PM
    Hello Melissa

    I recommend you to also file his application based on Arraigo social together with your application. If you have already filed yours, file his application while yours is in process,indicating they are both related so they are both approved at the same time.

  • 08-30-2019, 09:28 AM
    Hello Patricia!

    I am applying for social arraigo. My son was born here (both foreign parents) and we have lived here since (he's 5). How/when do I get his residency if I am approved?

    Thank you in advance for any help.
  • 03-29-2019, 01:06 PM

    A child born in Spain to foreign parents will be eligible for the Spanish nationality after one year holding a residence permit.

    You, as parents, cannot apply for the Spanish nationality based on the fact your child is Spanish, but can apply for the Spanish nationality after ten years holding a residence permit. In the event you are a national from Latin American countries or former Spanish colonies, this ten year period can be reduced.

    Please feel free to contact us if you need further information or wish to discuss your particular case.

  • 03-29-2019, 11:25 AM
    Hello Patricia,

    We am planning to take up a Spanish Residence Visa through investment. If we were to have a child in Spain and live there for the better part of the year, I believe the child will be eligible to take up Spanish Nationality. Is that correct?

    Once the child does become a Citizen of Spain, how long would it take for the Parents to become Citizens?

    Thank you
  • 03-04-2019, 11:00 AM
    Dear Patricia, thank you for your time and answering many people questions, my situation its a little bit particular:

    I am Venezuelan, and my woman its Chinese, and we are in illegal situation in Spain. She its pregnant. If we have the baby in Spain, what nationality will have the baby?.
    Can the baby be Spanish from birth?, or it will get one of our nationalities directly?.

    Thank you very much.
  • 09-26-2018, 02:03 PM
    Dear Patricia:

    thank you for your concern, information given was useful will be in touch in the near future, thank you immensely and no my ID in not renewed never knew about any of that before I turn 25 hope I am not late.

    best regards
  • 09-25-2018, 05:04 PM
    Hello Cris,

    If you have been able to keep your Spanish ID ( and renew it ), thereīs no reason why you would be unable to apply for your Spanish passport. We would need to understand that bit of information where you mention the passport was taken from you. You may have lost your citizenship due to the lack of use of it, as you have lived 24 years out of 25 in Lebanon and not used your Spanish citizenship. Therefore, this is a question that has to be made to the Civil Registry so they check their records. There are situations that allow the applicant recover the Spanish nationality but that depends on the cause of the loss, and as we still donīt have this information, I canīt advise now.

    Dual citizenship is not allowed for Lebanese citizens. it is only allowed for nationals from Portugal, Navarra, Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, Latin American countries and basically Spanish former colonies.

    If you wish, drop us an email and explain your case in detail so we can advise further.

  • 09-24-2018, 06:58 PM

    Spanish citizenship for child born in Spain recovery

    Dear Patricia, and to whom it may concern:

    My name is Cris:
    -I was born in Spain
    -I have my Spanish citizenship
    -my parents are not Spanish citizen
    -I have a Spanish ID but not a Spanish passport (my passport, not my ID, was taken from me when I traveled back to my parents country Lebanon, does it mean I lost my Spanish Citizenship?)
    -my age is 25 and I am currently in Lebanon for 24 years
    -I have all the necessary doc where I was born and lived in Spain

    Question is can I recover my Spanish citizenship if it is canceled, and do Spanish allow dual citizenship (Spanish and Lebanese) or do I have to discard my Lebanese passport or citizenship?

    best regards
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