There are a lot of benefits in having Spanish citizenship. For Filipinos, you will be able to travel freely in the Schengen area, your visa will not be tied to an employer, and you can petition your family members in the Philippines to obtain residency in Spain, and thereafter, possibly citizenship as well.
A lot of Filipinos think it’s difficult to obtain citizenship, but because of the historical relationship of Spain with the Philippines (the Philippines being a former Spanish colony), a Filipino who has been residing legally in Spain for the past 2 years can already apply for Spanish citizenship.
Generally, there are four ways to acquire Spanish citizenship: (1) by residency; (2) by marriage; (3) by option; and (4) by descent. In this page, we will only discuss how to acquire citizenship by residency.
Normally, the process can take two to three years upon submission of your application. If your application has not been acted upon within 12 months from submission, your application can be considered denied due to administrative silence. For this reason, we will prepare your appeal to speed up the process.
If you are overwhelmed with the documentary requirements needed to apply for Spanish citizenship, do not worry. Borra Law has teamed up with an expert group of Spanish immigration lawyers to help you with your application.
We will manage the whole application process by helping gather all the required documentation and information you need to get your application approved. We will fill out the application form and submit it ourselves. All you need to do is pass the exam and sign. We will make the process faster by filing an appeal if your application has not been acted upon within a year, thereby speeding up the process.