The Spanish legislation offers different ways to obtain Spanish nationality. These are by residence, by option, by letter of naturalization or with the value of simple presumption.
Two possibilities for obtaining Portuguese nationality: attribution of nationality, the one that is acquired a birth according to "ius sanguinis" and the voluntary acquisition of nationality, adoption or naturalization.
The possibility of acquiring the Italian Citizenship to the descendants of Italians, whether or not they were born in the country.
The reform introduced by the Austrian Parliament in the Austrian Citizenship Law allows the descendants of the victims of the National Socialist regime to obtain Austrian nationality.
The Spanish Legislation offers different ways to obtain Spanish nationality. These are by residence, by option, by letter of naturalization or with the value of simple presumption
Nationality by residency is the most generic procedure to obtain Spanish nationality because the applicant has a legal and continuous residence in Spain to making the application.
The time required to apply for nationality by residence varies depending on the nationality of origin of the applicant and his or her personal and family circumstances.
The general period requirement is 10 years of residence, however, in the following cases it ca be shortened to:
Foreigners who comply with one of the following conditions may acquire Spanish citizenship:
This form of application is of an exeptional nature and is not subjet to the usual rules of immigration by which administrative procedures are made. This nationality will be granted directly by the gobermment by means of publication of a Royal Decree after evaluating the particular case.
This way of obtaining Spanish nationality is based on the fact that, if a minor is born in Spain, child of foreign parents, in any case a nationality has to be attributed to them and the minor has to be documented with the relevant identification.
For this to happen the legislation of the countries of origin of the parents does not allow them to transmit their nationality to the minor for having been born outside their territory, in this case in Spain
If it happens, the minor born in Spain can apply for the Spanish citizenship with value of simple presumption.
The Italian Citizenship Law, law 91 of February 5, 1992 recognizes the possibility of acquiring the Italian citizenship to the descendants of Italians, whether or not they were born in the country. By the principle "ius sanguinis", the Italian Government recognizes the every child of an Italian Father or mother is also Italian.
Prove that you are descendent from an Italian parent and that the parent held Italian nationality, without having adopted of another country, until at least August 16, 1992.
Be over 18 years of age
Present the documents proving the parental relationship in direct line (father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, great-grandfather or great-great-grandfather).
The first step is to collect the supporting documents proving the parental relationship. In Gentile Law we have the support of collaborators in Italy who can locate these documents to better prepare a "complete file".
The second step is to request an appointment at the consulate that corresponds to the applicant's address or to travel to Italy and present them in person. In case of approval, aconfirmation of concession and the corresponding Italian birth certificate will be issued.
The time it takes for the resolution of the application for the Italian citizenship by descent varies greatly, depending on the consulate involved. Usually, this stage takes between 2 to 4 years.
There is a special procedure foreseen for the transmision of citizenship by maternal descent. In case the Italian ancestor is a woman, and the children were born before January, 1, 1948 (Italian Constitution's date of entry into force), the citizenship can only be acquired through a judicial process that must be initiated in Italy.
The Austrian Law for Descendants Victims of the Holocaust is a reform passed by Austrian Parliament that alters the Austrian Citizenship Law allows the descendants of victims to the National Socialist Regime (Nazi Regime) to obtain Austrian nationality.
The addition of this possibility for obtaining Austrian citizenship is the result of Austrian Government's effort to come to terms with those who suffered under the Third Reich from 1938 until the end of Wold War II..
Proof of the fact that the applicant or one of their ancestors were forced to leave Austria due to the Nazi Regime between March, 12, 1938 and May 15, 1955.
Proof that the emigrants lived in Austria as Austrian citizes or as a citizen of any of the successor States of the Austro-Hungarian empire or as a statelss person.
For those who are descendants of persecution's victims, the third degree of kinship must be proved (great-grandchildren of the persecuted).
The first stage consists of completing a digital form with the details of the case. Once filled out, the pplicant will receive a personalized information sheet and the notification's form previously completed..