A few weeks ago we posted a video regarding the new law 12/2015 from June 24th 2015, which explained the new procedure which grants Spanish nationality to the Sephardic community.
In this post we are going to focus on the act of notoriety that outlines the requirements that must be fulfilled to carry out this procedure.
What happens after the applicant is interviewed in person and all the documents have been reviewed?
Once this is done the notary will decide if the applicant has a valid justified case based on his special link to Spain and by taking into account the fulfillment of the requirements outlined in article 1 of the above mentioned law. The notarial act will be drawn up and sent to the Directorate General of Registries and Notaries. The Directorate will decide to grant or deny the applicant Spanish citizenship.
Before it gets seen by the Directorate General, the file must be thoroughly evaulated by the notary. Based on the Notarial Regulations, the notary must do this in the following manner:
- The requirement for compiling the notarial act and the notary´s declaration regarding the fulfillment of requirements outlined in article 1 will be expressed in the same document. This will be added to the protocol with the date and identification number that correspond to the initial request.
- The notary will evaluate all supporting documentation according to article 1 along with the applicant´s testimony in order to draw up the notarial act.
Translated by: Katherine Pascal