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Your Path to Spanish Citizenship

Sunday, April 22, 2018 7 Iyyar 5778

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Do you have Sephardic (Spanish Jewish) heritage? Are you interested in acquiring Spanish citizenship? If so, Or VeShalom can guide you through this process.

Gain Your Spanish Citizenship Through OVS!!

Please note that the program has just been extended until October 1, 2019!!!

If you have proof of connection to a clearly Sephardic relative or ancestor, and would like a certificate certifying your Sephardic heritage from Or VeShalom, you can view the orientation packet by clicking here.

Click here to fill out the initial application to get your citizenship process started

The $36 application fee can either be mailed to OVS by check, or paid with a credit card via our donation page on the website to "Sephardic Origin Certificate", noting that it is in honor of"Application fee".

Learn More 

Join us at OVS on Sunday, April 22 at 12 PM for a special presentation from Luis Portero, a Spanish attorney who was one of the primary architects of the law granting Spanish citizenship to Sephardim. Luis will once again discuss the steps involved in applying for Spanish Citizenship through this program.

Luis will also be available the following Monday through Wednesday (April 16-19) to meet with potential applicants and discuss any individual concerns. For more information, email

In March 2017, Luis joined the Sephardic community of Atlanta at OVS to discuss the steps involved in applying  for Spanish Citizenship through this program, and the process of getting the law enacted, of which he was a major contributor. A copy of his previous presentation, including a detailed walkthrough of the process, can be found here 

Click here for guidance on how to obtain your FBI background check as part of your application for Spanish Citizenship

All applications, payments, and inquiries should be addressed as follows:

Congregation Or VeShalom
Attn: Spanish Citizenship Program
1681 North Druid Hills Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA  30319

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