How long can I submit my nationality application?

FCJE´S Certificate

Which documents must I submit to the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE) in order to obtain the certificate proving that I am a Sephardi of Spanish ancestry?

Cooperating entities in Israel.

Other cooperating entities.


Can a non-Jewish person apply?

How can I know whether my surname is of Sephardic origins?

My surname is included in the list of Sephardic surnames published on the internet. Is that enough?

I know my ancestors were Jewish, but I am not. Can I still apply for Spanish citizenship according to the new Law?

When ?

Which is the deadline to submit my application?

How long will it take for the Spanish Administration to decide on my application?


Which documents are necessary to meet the requirements of the Law?

Which documents prove my condition of Sephardi of Spanish ancestry?

Who can issue a certificate proving my Sephardic origins?

What is the ‘Ketubah’ from Castile?

Which documents prove my special link to Spain?

Must the application consist of all or some of the documents proving the Sephardic origins and the special link to Spain?

Are there any other additional requirements? Are there any other documents to be submitted?

Residence in Spain

I am residing in Spain and of Sephardi origins, and I want to apply for Spanish citizenship. What must I do?

Is it necessary to submit any documentation supporting evidence of me being Sephardi in order to apply for Spanish citizenship via residence?

Instituto Cervantes

How can I be informed about the Spanish language exams and the knowledge test on constitutional, social and cultural aspects of Spanish life that I must pass in order to fulfil the requirements established by the Law?

Must all the applicants take the Spanish language and citizenship –knowledge of Spanish constitution– test?

How much will the courses and exams cost at the Instituto Cervantes?

How can I be informed about the dates of the test ?