Filipino Wanting Spanish Citizenship
Hi, I am a Filipino of Spanish lineage. I have my grandfathers christian baptism record which indicates that he was born in the Philippines of a Spanish father. Will this qualify me to apply for spanish de origen citizenship? what are the guidelines and requirements?
The circumstances which allow you to apply for Spanish citizenship based on blood lineage, go back two generations. Therefore you would be able to opt for it if your father or grandfather had been a Spaniard of origin. If this chain is broken and only your great-grandfather was a Spaniard you will not be able to opt for it.
What re the required documents?
If my grandfather was a Spanish national who immigrated to the Philippines, what documents can I show in order to prove my Spanish lineage and, therefore, claim Spanish citizenship? Do I need to go back to Spain and request for his birth certificate?
I enclose the same reply as I have just given someone else in another post:
First of all you need to find out in which year your grandfather left Spain and which were the reasons. This is important in order to determine whether you can opt for citizenship via' La Ley de Memoria Histórica' ( which will enable you to obtain Spanish citizenship without having to reside in Spain previously) or if you will need to reside in Spain for one year before you can claim it.
Options for Spanish Citizenship
I would like to know what are my options in applying for a Spanish Citizenship given the following circumstances:
1. I am currently in the 8th generation under a grandfather who was from Spain and came here in the Philippines
2. Both my parents are from the same ancestor referred to above
3. The only documentary proof I have of this lineage is the Genealogical Book published in 2004 showing this direct lineage.
I do hope to apply for a Spanish Citizenship.
Unfortunately the ability to obtain Spanish citizenship only goes back two generations. So your grandfather should have been Spaniard in order for you to be able to opt for it.
Thank you for your response.
So what are our options as Filipinos wanting to apply for Spanish Citizenship?
As a Filipino you are entitled to apply for Spanish citizenship after having resided legally in Spain for two years.
I'm a Filipina and I just got married to a spanish national. We want to know what are the process and the requirements for me so I could live and work also in Spain with mu husband.
I am an IT professional from a Multi-national company here in the Philippines that also has an office in Spain. But we are thinking that maybe it will be best if we process my documents as his wife, not as an employer of our company.
Can you please help us?
Yes, we can certainly help you. You need to apply for a Tarjeta de residencia de familiar no comunitario de ciudadano de la Union. That is, Residence card of non EU relative of an EU citizen. This residence card allows you to live and work for 5 years. After that time, you will be entitled to apply for permanent residency.