General information about the Instituto Cervantes tests for obtaining the Spanish nationality.
The implementation of the following laws become effective on the 1st and 15th October 2015:
- Law 12/2015, 24th June, for the concesion of the Spanish nationality to the Sephardim originally from Spain.
- 19/2015, 13th July, for measures of administration reforms on the Administration of Justice and Civil Registry areas which in his final seventh disposition regulates the procedure to obtain the Spanish nationality by residence.
Amongst other requirements both laws require the satisfactory pass of two tests designed and administrated by the Instituto Cervantes:
- The test that recognizes a basic knowledge of the Spanish language:Spanish diploma DELE nivel A2 or over.
- The test that recognizes knowledge of the Spanish Constitution and the social and cultural Spanish reality: CCSE (Conocimientos constitucionales y socioculturales de España).
The candidates who are underage or under the protection of a legal guardian are exempt of taking both tests.