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Advice for dual passport

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Advice for dual passport

Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:08 pm

Forgive me if this question is a bit ignorant but I’m extremely new to this subject and all the information I see is so jumbled. I am 1st generation Canadian, mother is from Spain and I’m 43. I should point out that my mother has property and a house in Spain and in future when she passes away the house will be in my name and my sisters name and I will be paying property taxes there, etc. I was told that after 18 it is too late to apply for a Spanish passport but I have met several ppl in their 30s 40s who have obtained it. What is the first step going forward in this? Will a trip to the Spanish embassy help me? I am going to Spain in a month for 2 weeks so I wanted to research as much as I can so if I need information from there it will handy. Any advice/help is GREATLY appreciated.


Re: Advice for dual passport

Post Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:02 pm

If your mother is a citizen of Spain, then it seems to me that you are too, according to Title one, article 17 of the Civil Code. And if you are a citizen, I'd be surprised if you would have any problem getting a DNI and a passport.

But even if you enter without them, with your Canadian passport, you are still entitled to ninety days, which should be plenty of time to obtain all the other documentation you need. It would probably make it a bit easier if your mother would go along, with all the proof that she is a citizen and that she is your mother. And for that matter, the nearest embassy or consulate can probably arrange everything, too, but two months may be short notice.


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