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Old 14th December 2019, 04:54 PM
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Now that UK is definitely leaving the EU, I may wish to apply for Spanish citizenship. I will be eligible through residency in 3 years time.
One question though, If I am granted Spanish citizenship, will my wife also become a Spanish citizen?

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Now that UK is definitely leaving the EU, I may wish to apply for Spanish citizenship. I will be eligible through residency in 3 years time.
One question though, If I am granted Spanish citizenship, will my wife also become a Spanish citizen?
Considering that my husband is Spanish and I don't automatically have Spanish citizenship, I would say no.

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Now that UK is definitely leaving the EU, I may wish to apply for Spanish citizenship. I will be eligible through residency in 3 years time.
One question though, If I am granted Spanish citizenship, will my wife also become a Spanish citizen?
No, she would have to apply separately.

We are thinking about it as well. Apart from the right to vote, what benefits does it bring?
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No, she would have to apply separately.

We are thinking about it as well. Apart from the right to vote, what benefits does it bring?
EU membership in all its glory.
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EU membership in all its glory.
OK, that's two things. Freedom of movement within the EU, and the right to vote. What else?

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A member of the Chiclana Foreign Residents association has just become a Spanish resident and has written an article about his experience.
www.chifra.org - Legal Issues

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OK, that's two things. Freedom of movement within the EU, and the right to vote. What else?
Passports and photo I.D. card, are far cheaper than a single U.K. passport. my passport cost 26€.

Spanish nationality was easier for us, than it is these days, no exam, no fee, and all the papers completed for us.

Most immigrants here apply for Spanish nationally, and there are quite a few of us, but none from the U.K.

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OK, that's two things. Freedom of movement within the EU, and the right to vote. What else?
With regards to freedom of movement within the eu, what is to stop anyone living in Spain legally and driving their Spanish registered vehicle within the eu?

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With regards to freedom of movement within the eu, what is to stop anyone living in Spain legally and driving their Spanish registered vehicle within the eu?
For holidays - nothing. But as I understand it, you don't have the same right to move country permanently as in move from Spain to say France

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For holidays - nothing. But as I understand it, you don't have the same right to move country permanently as in move from Spain to say France

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Exactly. Losing freedom of movement doesn't mean you can't visit other EU countries, but you lose the automatic right to live or work in them. If you wanted to move from Spain to France you would have to go through the French immigration process as a non-EU citizen.
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