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American desiring to move to Spain

 
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Rexistrau: 02 Xut 2008
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Llugar: Minnesota, USA

MensaxePublicao: Mie Xut 02, 2008 10:56 pm    Asuntu: American desiring to move to Spain Responder citando

Hi everyone!!!

Though I nor my ancestors were from Asturia. I share the same goals as many of those here, namely to return. It's amazing how difficult it is to find information on the subject of immigration from the US and of citizenship.

My story? I was born at Torrejon AFB of an American father and a Spanish mother, who was born in Ceuta and grew up in Madrid. Both my grandfather and grandmother are Spanish by birth.

I guess my question is: Am I a citizen by virtue of birth? I've read the applicable legal code and my interpretation is that I come under the category of "de origen". But what does that mean? Do I have to establish residency or can I go to the embassy, present my papers and recieve my passport (after a reasonable period has passed)?

I've tried contacted legal counsel in Spain, but the results have been disappointing. Does anyone know of a decent lawyer in Spain? I'd really like to get these questions answered so I can plan my move to Spain.

Well, anyways that's my story. I'll be lurking here quite a bit, but I'll be quiet.


Cosby
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Bob
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Rexistrau: 24 Feb 2003
Mensaxes: 1741
Llugar: Connecticut and Massachusetts

MensaxePublicao: Mie Xut 02, 2008 11:29 pm    Asuntu: Responder citando

Ypu might want to check out the thread at http://www.asturianus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1706 and subscribe to http://groups.msn.com/nietosporlaciudadania
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Cocolema



Rexistrau: 02 Xut 2008
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Llugar: Minnesota, USA

MensaxePublicao: Xue Xut 03, 2008 7:12 am    Asuntu: Responder citando

Thank you Bob, I've done both. BTW, does anyone have a list of the forms that have to be filled out and the documents required in order to claim your nationality?

Cosby
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Bob
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Rexistrau: 24 Feb 2003
Mensaxes: 1741
Llugar: Connecticut and Massachusetts

MensaxePublicao: Xue Xut 03, 2008 10:55 am    Asuntu: Responder citando

Because the regulations to implement the new law have not yet been written (but are expected by December 2008), there probably are no forms, although you coud get a head start on getting birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc. Based on comments by others, many consuoates are not even yet aware that the law has changed.
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Manuel A Gonzalez



Rexistrau: 09 Pay 2004
Mensaxes: 51
Llugar: Allentown, Pennsylvania

MensaxePublicao: Sab Xut 05, 2008 10:22 pm    Asuntu: Responder citando

Hi All

I have applied twice. You need to get the form from the nearest Spanish Consulate. You must request the form in writing. I sent it in the first time in December and the Consulate in NYC can't find it. I have resubmitted and I am awaiting a reply. My 4 grandparents were born in Spain (3 Asturias, 1 Galicia) and my father was born in Taborneda. My mother was born in West Virginia in Ida Mae, but raised in Spain and she was married in Spain. The person I have been speaking with at the Consulate has been very vague if I qualify or not for citizenship. Under the old law if your father was born in Spain and he was Spanish at your birth you would qualify..mothers don't count. The new law says I would qualify....As soon as I hear I'll share my information....it's been 7 months!!!
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Manuel Gonzalez Lopez
From Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
mother from Naveces (near airport in Asturias)
father from Taborneda (above Aviles)
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Art
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Rexistrau: 17 Feb 2003
Mensaxes: 4498
Llugar: Maryland

MensaxePublicao: Sab Xut 05, 2008 11:59 pm    Asuntu: Responder citando

Thanks for the update, Manuel. It sounds like you have a very strong case!

Which law are they using in your case?

Keep us informed.

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Gracias por ponernos al día. ¡Parece que tu caso sea muy fuerte!

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