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Gain Your Spanish Citizenship Through OVS

Do you have Sephardic (Spanish Jewish) heritage? Are you interested in acquiring Spanish citizenship?  

If so, Or VeShalom can guide you through this process. Please note that the program ends on October 1, 2019, so it’s best to get started right away.

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 find out all information about getting your application started. 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".

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On March 19, 2017 and April 22, 2018, Luis Portero, an attorney licensed to practice in Spain and counsel for the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain during the parliamentary process of approval of the Law on granting the Spanish citizenship to Sephardim joined the Sephardic community of Atlanta at OVS to discuss the steps involved in applying  for Spanish Citizenship through this program. He discussed the process of getting the law enacted, of which he was a major contributor. A copy of his 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
spanishcitizenship@orveshalom.org

Mon, October 22 2018 13 Cheshvan 5779