Many nationalized Spanish immigrants know that once they have obtained the Spanish nationality may lose it.
SF Lawyers will expose cases where you can lose the Spanish nationality, how to avoid and recover a lost time:
Spaniards who are of Spanish origin lose if nationality:
- If they are emancipated people living abroad and have voluntarily acquired another nationality; They can prevent the loss of the Spanish nationality if they declare their wish to conserve it within three years.
- If they are emancipated people living abroad and who for three years have used exclusively they attributed their nationalities before emancipation; They can prevent the loss of the Spanish nationality if they declare keep it within three years.
- Emancipated Spaniards who have another nationality, reside abroad and have voluntarily surrendered to the Spanish nationality.
- In the case of Spaniards who were born abroad and they are Spanish by birth parent or Spanish / a also born abroad mother will lose the Spanish nationality if within three years from the emancipation or coming of age do not declare their willingness to conserve Spanish nationality.
Spaniards who are not of Spanish origin lose if nationality:
- After acquiring the Spanish nationality use for a period of three years nationality to which had renounced by acquiring the Spanish.
- When voluntarily enter the service of arms or exert political office in a foreign state against the express prohibition of government.
- When a judgment declaring that the person concerned incurs misrepresentation, concealment or fraud in the acquisition of Spanish nationality.
Given some of these cases (only if they are Spanish but not of origin) prior authorization of the Government to recover the Spanish nationality is necessary.
Where you have to go for the declaration of the conservation of Spanish nationality it is the Spanish Consulate. They are in charge of the Civil Registry. The documents required are:
- Birth certificate.
- Residence permit issued by the Spanish authorities.
- Municipal or consular certification of registration.
- Proof of the acquisition of Spanish nationality.
- Proof of the loss of Spanish nationality.
- Others documents.
In case of losing the Spanish nationality as one of the cases discussed above, it is possible to recover it. To do this you must meet the following requirements:
- The person concerned must be a legal resident in Spain. This requirement does not apply to immigrants or children of immigrants.
- To declare to the civil registrar their will to recover Spanish nationality.
- Enroll the recovery of Spanish nationality in the Civil Registry.