Guidelines for Sephardic Citizenship in SpainAccreditation of Special Links with Spain

The evidence of the applicant’s special relationship requires passing an assessment test knowledge of language, culture and Spanish customs, managed worldwide by the Cervantes Institute. The applicant must show that they have passed the tests of both language and socio-cultural knowledge, DELE A2 and CCSE  Applicants from Spanish-speaking countries are exempted from the language test and the steps can be carried-out electronically.

The applicant may demonstrate that they have a special bond with Spain by any or all of the following:

  • Transcripts of Spanish history and culture issued by official or officially recognized private institutions.
  • Proof of knowledge of the Ladino language or “haketía”.
  • Inclusion of the petitioner or his direct descent in the lists of Sephardic families protected by Spain, that, with regard to Egypt and Greece, referred to in Decree-Law of 29 December 1948, or from those who obtained their special naturalization via the Royal Decree of 20 December 1924.
  • Blood relationship of the applicant with a person referred to in letter c).
  • Realization of charitable, cultural or economic activities  involving Spanish persons or carried-out in Spanish territory as well as those developed in support of institutions oriented to the study, preservation and dissemination of Sephardic culture.
  • Any other circumstances that clearly establish special links with Spain.

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