M.V. Veniaminova

Naturalization in Spain in Light of Immigration Processes

2020. No. 3. P. 235–252 [issue contents]
Every nation when conferring citizenship seeks to select the most loyal, law-abiding andadjusted to life in the new state migrants. Due to this, involving the interested persons inthe new community and serves as a number of requirements the performance of whichshow this, lawmakers set the interested persons are involved in the new community andserves as a basis for providing the citizenship of the country of residence. The articleexamines the procedure for naturalization by residence with requirements to acquireSpanish nationality and the requirements for the applicants for Spanish citizenship. Theauthor highlights the requirements to be performed to obtain the notice on the decisionof state authorities and after obtaining the affirmative decision. Prior to the 2015 reform, itwas required to submit the documents in printed form, the compliance of the candidatesfor naturalization under law, the integration law was applied upon the interview with judgein charge of the Civil Registry, who decided whether the applicant meets the naturalizationrequirements or not. Currently, to confirm integration into the host society, candidates for naturalization in Spain are to pass two exams to obtain the Diploma of Spanish as aForeign Language (DELE) and the Certificate of knowledge of the Spanish constitutionand the Spanish social and cultural reality (CCSE). Recently, the EU countries drawmore attention to the state language proficiency and the competence on the knowledgeabout the receiving state and community. Spain introduced the formal requirementslater than other EU states. The author concludes that with the introduction of appropriateexaminations, the evaluation of the social and cultural integration of applicants fornaturalization has become more objective.
For citation: Veniaminova M.V. (2020) Naturalization in Spain in Light of Immigration Processes. Pravo. Zhurnal Vysshey shkoly ekonomiki, no 3, pp. 235–252 (in Russian) DOI: 10.17323/2072-8166.2020.3.235.252
Citation: Veniaminova M. (2020) Naturalizatsiya v Ispanii v svete immigratsionnykh protsessov [Naturalization in Spain in Light of Immigration Processes]. Pravo. Zhurnal Vysshey shkoly ekonomiki, no 3, pp. 235-252 (in Russian)
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