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Key Points

  • The governments of Argentina and Spain have established a new route that will allow select nationals of Argentina to be eligible for Spanish citizenship


The government of Argentina, in collaboration with the government of Spain, will introduce measures to allow certain citizens of Argentina to gain Spanish citizenship, effective October 21, 2022. Qualified applicants will include citizens of Argentina who are descendants of citizens of Spain who were persecuted under Francisco Franco.

According to the announcement, applications must be submitted within two years of October 21, 2022. Applicants will also not be required to reside in Spain when the application is submitted.

What are the Changes?

The government of Argentina and Spain will collaborate to allow certain nationals of Argentina to apply for Spanish citizenship. Applicants who receive approval will be permitted access to Spain’s labor market and benefit from unrestricted movement throughout the Schengen zone.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Argentina’s website and the government of Spain’s websites for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Foreign Affairs, Argentina

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