Spanish Citizenship for Descendants of Sephardic Jews



This page is under construction but I hope to have a brief article posted on the subject shortly for all who may be interested. I'll try to explain a little bit about the law that went into effect last year and which has an expiration date of 2018. A couple of quick points to keep in mind is that 1) The lists containing over 5,000 "Jewish" names found on many Internet sites in not official and will be of no real help to you;  2) You do not need to give up your current citizenship as dual citizenship is okay, nor do you have to live in Spain; 3) You don't even have to be a practicing Jew but you must be able to prove though appropriate documentation that you are a "descendant" of a legitimate Sefardi Jew; and, 4) That you have a special bond or link with or to Spain. While there are several other requirements the above represent a minimum threshold that must be met for eligibility. Please check back soon for more details. Thanks!


You may find the following links useful if you are interested in pursuing Spanish Citizenship as a descendant of Sephardic Jews:

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (Federación de Comunidades Judías de España):


The Genealogical Research Unit at the Institute for Sefardi and Anouism Studies in Israel:






de Ribera Researchers