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05-14-2012, 06:10 PM
Hello ,
As we know that portugal has changed its nationality law and now , any foreigner can apply for nationality after 6 years of legal residence. Italy is also about to change its nationality law allowing foreigners to get citizenship after 5 years . Here is the detail


Is their any chance that Spain will also change its law ? (e.g reducing the number of years etc..)

05-15-2012, 09:40 AM

To date, there have not been any significant modifications nor are there any prospective changes, at least formally announced, to reduce the 10 years general rule to 5 years. As you may be aware the amount of years is reduced depending on certain circumstances, such as nationality of the applicant ( Latin American citizens as well as Andorran and Philippines, among others, can apply after 2 years ), refugee/asylum status, or family relationships with Spanish citizens. Other than that, any non EU legal resident will have to wait to complete 10 years of legal residency to be able to file the Spanish Nationality Application.