Given the Potential closure of Portugal Golden Visa, I’ve read some interesting articles about Spanish Citizenship.
Spain is normally a long process but they offer a special 2 year fast-track for people of former colonies/etc. including Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile.
NOTE: You “may” need to be born there. The Law (https://www.mjusticia.gob.es/es/AreaTematica/DocumentacionPublicaciones/Documents/Spanish_Civil_Code_(Codigo_Civil_Espanol).PDF) says “nacionales de origen” which many have interpreted as Citizen of Birth, e.g. born there. It’s a point where a Spanish Immigration Lawyer would be very useful. Some websites claim you just need to be citizens, others say these claims are wrong or even fraudulent (A scam to get you the other citizenship then you fail after several years living in Spain).
I mention these 5 specifically, because as an American resident, apparently in 1 year I can become a Puerto Rico “US Citizen” by moving their for a year, and then if the interpretation is simply Citizen and not Birth Citizen I am eligible to move to Spain for 2 Years and be a citizen.
The other 4 Countries seem to offer instant citizenship for children born there, and many offer Citizenship for parents in about 2 years, of course let’s add time for Bureaucracy.
I have further questions on Dual Nationality in Spain, it doesn’t allow it, but it seems to make exceptions for these “American” countries. I also hold Australian Citizenship, so not sure if they would make me renounce that if I’m also “American”.
Curious if anyone has done research, has some useful links, etc.
I love the idea of a low-cost option for people with access to these “American” citizenships which can then get them Spanish.