Well, If you are here… I guess your Spanish Visa application has been refused. We know Spanish Consulates are considered the toughest one in Europe. It is important to fulfill all the requirements to get your visa application approved. The interview is also relevant and I am here to help you, and prepare the right documentation for the Consulate. You don’t need a lawyer to apply, however we recommend the advice of an immigration attorney to review your case and ensure you have everything needed for your visa application.

In some cases, you can still get a refusal from the Consulate, even if all the documentation were valid. What did it happen? Did you make any mistake? To be honest, some Spanish Consulates refuse visa applications without any fair reasons. They think you will not leave the country before the expiration of the visa. Plain and simple. They will mark two or three options in their official form.

What should you do after the refusal? You can appeal against the resolution at the Consulate or «going» directly to the Superior Court of Madrid (Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Madrid). The deadline is 30 days (a month) from the day of notification, or 60 days if you plan to submit the contentious appeal in Spain. In that case, you will need a representation from an attorney. Usually it takes one year, more or less, to end the procedure.

Spanish Consulates have three months to determine your appeal with a new resolution. If they reject your appeal, you will need to claim your case at the Superior Court of Madrid. I recommend to do the appeal in Spanish, not in English. Believe me, do not waste your time doing the appeal in English or in your native language .

lf your Spanish visa application is rejected, you may re-apply after several months have passed, but you will have to provide new and more compelling evidence the second time around. Having an attorney prepare your case will save you precious time and resources, but most importantly they can work on your case to help you in your application.

lf you need help, do not be shy. I am here to help you and fight for your case. Send me an email or call me. Thank you.



Sephardic Jews can apply for Spanish Nationality through the general process called CARTA DE NATURALEZA. The process is for those persons that can prove that they are descendants of the Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in 1492 and that maintain a special relationship with Spain. Thus, is the Council of Ministers which decides if the said circumstances exist and takes the final decision on whether to grant or not the nationality.

Spanish government officials claim that around 3 million Jews from Spanish descent live around the world primarily in Israel, Latin America, Turkey, France and the United States. Once this law is implemented, people with Sephardic ancestors will be able to apply and receive a Spanish passport through the Law of Spanish Citizenship Sephardic Jews, without renouncing their original citizenship. As citizens of a member country of the European Union, they will enjoy easier access to opportunities to study, work and live in Europe.

Our expert in lmmigration is reponsible for advising the Sephardic Jews who would like to apply for Spanish citizenship. Applicants must formalize their requests for Spanish citizenship within three years after the Law became effective (from October 1st 2015). This deadline can be extended for an additional year by agreement of the Council of Ministers. The process is conducted electronically, with a deadline for resolution of twelve months from the date of entry of the record at the Directorate General of Registries and Notaries under article 4.2 of Law 12/201 5.

Our expert lawyer, Pablo Soto, traveled to Israel last year to meet with several attorneys and clients, visiting the Consulate and the Cervantes Institute, who recommended to make special preparation for the language test (level A2 DELE or higher) required by the Law 12/2015, and the CCSE test to prove constitutional and cultural knowledge of Spain. Cervantes Institute in Tel Aviv indicated that knowledge of the ladino is not enough to pass the test at A2 level. The Cervantes lnstitute offers special courses for the Spanish Language test. Our Firm also help clients to improve their Spanish tests scores, specially for the CCSE exam.

Notice we work in cooperation with Immigration Law Firm from Israel in order to assist clients. If you need our advice, please contact us. Our expert lawyer will advise you about the procedure, resolving any doubts precisely.


Empadronamiento de extranjeros

En el presente artículo recalcamos la importancia del empadronamiento de extranjeros en España. Según el artículo 16 de la Ley 7/1985 el Padrón municipal es el registro administrativo donde constan los vecinos de un municipio. Sus datos constituyen prueba de la residencia en el municipio y del domicilio habitual en el mismo. Las certificaciones que de dichos datos se expidan tendrán carácter de documento público y fehaciente para todos los efectos administrativos.

Los extranjeros (no comunitarios) empadronados tienen la obligación de renovar su inscripción en el padrón cada dos años, salvo que cuenten con la residencia permanente. ¡Ojo con ello! No es la primera vez que un cliente se entera de que un determinado municipio le ha cancelado su inscripción sin previo aviso tras el paso de los dos años. La propia ley permite la caducidad de cada inscripción sin necesidad de audiencia previa del interesado. Esta medida suele causar graves perjuicios para todo extranjero que necesite probar su estancia en el país. A todos nuestros clientes siempre les recordamos de la importancia de renovar su inscripción cada dos años.

En este punto también queremos recalcar que algunos municipios están incumpliendo la ley imponiendo requisitos adicionales a la hora de empadronarse o de proceder a su renovación, que vulneran los Derechos Fundamentales reconocidos en nuestra Constitución. Para empadronarse no hace falta poseer tarjeta de residencia, sino que vale el pasaporte para identificarse y rellenar los datos necesarios: Nombre y apellidos, nacionalidad, sexo, lugar y fecha de nacimiento. El derecho a empadronarse es independiente de la situación administrativa de los extranjeros. La denegación de su ejercicio podría suponer una discriminación directa.

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