How non-EU parents register a new born in Spain and assess potential eligibility for Spanish citizenship?

Question about Spanish citizenship

Anyone have experience registering the birth of a child in Spain from non European parents. My husband and I are on a non lucrative Spain visa and expecting another baby and looking for advice on filing paperwork and eventually seeing if the child would qualify for Spanish citizenship.


These are the answers of some Facebook group members:

”When the baby is born, automatically the birth certificate will start to prepared. 2. With the birth cert apply for the childs passport from the Embassy. 3. With the passport apply for residency as a family member to a NL resident. 4. With one year of registered residency you can apply for Spanish nationality”


In conclusion, according to Spainguru Facebook group members, when the baby is born from non-EU parents, the birth certificate process begins automatically. Using this certificate, parents can apply for the child’s passport from the Embassy/Consulate of the parent’s origin country/ies. Then, parents will be able to apply for residency as a family member of a Non lucrative Spain visa resident. After a year of registered residency, the parents can start the process for their child’s Spanish nationality.