Law for Grandchildren: the embassy extended the number of shifts to process Spanish citizenship

The embassy Delaware Spain expanded the number of turns to transmit the Spanish citizenship through the Grandchildren Law Due to the high demand for applications from the Argentines with a view to emigrating and settling in Europe. They will be enabled periodically, until all the people finish the process.

The general Consulate reported that those interested in managing the double nationality You must make a prior appointment through the official website of the institution in order to appear before the authorities and deliver the required papers. What documentation must I submit?

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What are the documents that must be presented to apply for Spanish citizenship through the Grandchildren Law?

  • The act of option for the Spanish nationality
  • Birth certificate of the Spanish parents in case it is not registered in the Spanish Civil Registry
  • Birth certificate of the interested party issued by the Argentine Civil Registry, legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with a postilla from The Hague.
  • Marriage certificate of the parents or birth certificate of the father or mother who does not have Spanish nationality
  • Spanish passport or function certificate of the Spanish parent
  • Argentine DNI of the Spanish parent
  • Argentine ID of the interested party
  • In the case of adoptions, the complete foster care testimony must be provided along with the adoptee’s birth certificate.
Grandchildren Law: Spanish Citizenship

Currently in the Argentine Republic the chancellery of the Iberian country It has 5 offices which are located in: Córdoba, Bahía Blanca, Rosario, Buenos Aires and Mendoza.

It should be remembered that, when starting the file, it is mandatory to pay a fee of 104.5 euros, approximately $15,000 Argentinewhich they will not be refundable even if the request is denied.

The also called Democratic Memory Law but, popularly known as Grandchildren Law sets a maximum term of 2 years to provide all the required documentation to ensure that the application is evaluated.

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“Today the descendants express great concern to us because the shifts granted already go until September 2023 and they are aware that we are facing a law that has a temporary term and the reality is that if the consulates are not provided with the necessary tools It will be very difficult for them to cope with the enormous demand,” emphasized the President of the Council of Spanish Residents of Buenos AiresSusanna Carbia.

The claims of the applicants for the Spanish citizenship They increase as the months of waiting go by and, they have no response from the international organization given the large number of requests they are receiving.

Processing of Spanish citizenship.
Grandchildren Law: Spanish Citizenship

In this sense, the General Secretariat of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), Lorena Suárez acknowledged that “there are delays in the delivery of shifts and that the promised resources have not yet arrived. In addition, she expressed that “we are in constant communication with our authorities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who have asked us for patience and we trust that it will be resolved by the first quarter of 2023 at the latest.”

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What benefits does the Grandchildren Law grant?

  • The Argentines Those who obtain it will be able to access the labor market and circulate without restrictions through the qualified “Schengen area” made up of 26 nations of the “old continent”: Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania , Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.
  • they can get ita Spanish nationality those children of Spanish women who have married foreigners before the Constitution of 1978, and for that reason have lost it.


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