Some 5,363 Dominicans became Spaniards in 2019, according to the Spanish government. Its National Institute of Statistics (INE) reveals that 98,858 foreigners acquired the nationality in 2019. Of the total acquiring the Spanish nationality, 76,842 did so by first acquiring residency in Spain.
Latin Americans make up most of the new Spanish citizens. The top ten list of nationalized Spanish citizens is:Morocco (24,544), Ecuador (8,145), Colombia (7,512), Bolivia (7,404), the Dominican Republic (5,363), Peru (3,795), Cuba (3,090), Pakistan (3,048), Honduras (2,739) and Brazil (2,734).
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4 June 2020
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