Cubans are the recipients of the most Spanish citizenships since the Democratic Memory Law (LMD), known as Law of Grandchildren10 months ago.
The Consulate General in Havana is the one that approves the most nationalities until the end of August, with almost 15,000 applications approved, a figure that surpasses Mexico City, which follows with more than 8,500, the European Press reported.
In third place is the consulate of Córdoba, in Argentina, with 5,700 approved applications, and then those of Santiago de Chile and the Argentine consulates of Rosario and Mendoza, with more than 4,100 nationalities.
In total, about 69,000 people have received Spanish nationality worldwide, especially in Latin America, since the Law was implemented.
Announced by the Consulate General of Spain in Havana for the first week of October the continuation of processing applications for Spanish nationality belonging to the LMD, whose entry into force is almost a year old.
The announcement came after many complaints about a long period of inactivity.
The diplomatic headquarters admitted that it has received “a lot of inquiries” about the assignment of credentials and appointments from those who have not yet presented their file and fear that they will not have time, since the LMD application has an expiration of both years, counting from October 2022, which means that the first anniversary is about to happen.
Due to the high demand for applications, the Consulate warns that the assignment of credentials may take several weeks.
However, the diplomatic entity assures that it is working to “further equip itself” and that all applicants who meet the requirements set forth in the Democratic Memory Law can apply for citizenship within established period, that is, before October 2024.
Popularly known as the Nietos Law, the Democratic Memory Law opened the possibility for more Spanish descendants can choose to take advantage of the Spanish nationality.
One of the sections that has increased the number of applicants the most is that it includes adult sons and daughters of those Spaniards whose nationality is recognized within the framework of the Historical Memory Law of 2007.