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“Law of Grandchildren” a pathway to Spanish nationality for individuals with Spanish ancestry.

March 18, 2024 5:36 pm Published by

The Spanish government has recently made an official announcement, extending the deadline to apply for citizenship through the Grandchildren’s Law (‘Ley de Nietos’ in Spanish) until the end of 2025.

This law has been created to grant Spanish citizenship to the descendants of Spaniards who fled Spain during the Civil War and Franco’s dictatorship. It is important to note that the law allows individuals to claim Spanish citizenship without ever having lived in Spain.

Initially, the application window was set to expire by October 2024. However, due to a significant rise in the number of applications, the government has postponed the deadline to allow for the completion of bureaucratic processes. This extension provides potential applicants with additional time to gather all necessary documentation and submit their applications without any haste.

The Grandchildren’s Law offers a significant opportunity for eligible individuals to obtain Spanish citizenship and enjoy the benefits of being a Spanish citizen. This includes the right to live, study, work, and travel freely within the European Union. The law also provides access to Spanish healthcare and education systems, as well as the ability to vote in local and European elections. In conclusion, the extension of the deadline until 2025 is a welcome respite for eligible individuals, providing them with sufficient time to prepare and submit their applications. It is a valuable opportunity for those who meet the qualifications to obtain Spanish citizenship and take advantages of the benefits it offers.


If you are seeking professional assistance for the analysis of your legal case, guidance in regard to necessary documentation, and submission of the application on your behalf, we encourage you to contact us without delay.


Pilar Cerrutti

Spanish lawyer / Abogado

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