Citizenship of Spain can be acquired by naturalization after ten consecutive years of residence in Spain. Applicants must be deemed well-integrated into Spanish society, and must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Spain is a member of the European Union. Citizens are free to live, work, study and do business in any EU member state and in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland. Spanish passport holders can also enjoy visa-free entry to 157 countries and territories, including Canada, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, India and Turkey. Descendants of the applicant will retain citizenship. Spouses may also apply for citizenship. Moreover, donations to the Government of Spain are not required.