Dual nationality offered to Spanish and French nationals – Work visas

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Key points

  • The governments of Spain and France have officially signed into law an agreement that will allow nationals of the countries to claim dual nationality

Insight

On April 1, 2022, the Spanish government, in collaboration with the French government, announced that Spanish and French citizens may acquire the nationality of the other country without having to renounce their original nationality. This will allow Spanish or French nationals to benefit from dual nationality rights. The measures of this agreement were officially put in place on March 31, 2022.

What are the changes?

According to the Spanish government, France is the only country outside of Latin America to have signed an agreement granting these rights to citizens. The government also said that this agreement will allow French citizens in Spain and Spanish citizens in France to benefit from better living conditions and rights in their country of residence without having to renounce their original nationality.

Look forward

Further instructions on the implementation of the agreement are expected to be issued by the Spanish government in the coming weeks. Keep checking the Government of Spain website and the envoy website for the latest updates and information.

Originally published on April 7, 2022

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