Obtaining Spanish nationality

From 2015 two of the requirements for all those wishing to obtain Spanish nationality are to pass two exams:

  • - CCSE exam
  • - DELE A2 (or a higher level) for all those who are not native Spanish speakers or who come from countries where Spanish is not the official language

The CCSE exam

The exam lasts 45 minutes and you need to answer 25 multiple choice questions.

When?

It takes place on the last Thursday of every month at 18:00 and 20:00 (there are no exams in August and December)

How to enrol?

Enrolment for the exam can done 2 – 3 weeks before the exam providing there are still places available.

You can enrol for these exams using the CCSE site click here. The inscription and payment can be made online once you have registered and have entered the private user area in the above website.

Price?

The exam costs 85€ and payment can be paid by credit card and by Paypal and this price includes 2 attempts at taking the exam if you are unsuccessful the first time.

Exam dates for 2019 at IH Madrid

Jan 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 31/01/2019 18:00

Jan 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 31/01/2019 20:00

Feb 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 28/02/2019 18:00

Feb 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 28/02/2019 20:00

March 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 28/03/2019 18:00

March 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 28/03/2019 20:00

April 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 25/04/2019 18:00

April 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 25/04/2019 20:00

May 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 30/05/2019 18:00

May 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 30/05/2019 20:00

June 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 27/06/2019 18:00

June 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 27/06/2019 20:00

July 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 25/07/2019 18:00

July 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 25/07/2019 20:00

September 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 26/09/2019 18:00

September 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 26/09/2019 20:00

October 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 31/10/2019 18:00

October 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 31/10/2019 20:00

November 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 28/11/2019 18:00

November 2019

CCSE

Thursday, 28/11/2019 20:00

Enquires about the exam

Many of the doubts about the exam can resolved on the CCSE website, click here.

For any queries that cannot be answered on that page, send an email to: [email protected]

Publication of results

The Instituto Cervantes will publish the results of the CCSE examination approximately three weeks after taking the exam
Candidates will receive notification that the results have been published online by the Instituto Cervantes
Candidates will be able to access an official digital certificate in their own private area on the CCSE website by using a personal verification code
After the results have been posted online, there is a period of one month when requests can be submitted for a review of the marks

Study materials can be found below:

DELE exam A2:

If you are not a native Spanish speaker and do not come from a country where Spanish is the official language then you will also need to take the DELE A2 (or a higher level) exam in order to obtain Spanish nationality.

When?

Below are dates for the A2 in 2019

Month

Level

Exam date

February 2019

A2

Friday, 08/02/2019

April 2019

A2

Friday, 05/04/2019

May 2019

A2

Saturday, 25/05/2019

July 2019

A2

Friday, 12/07/2019

September 2019

A2

Friday, 13/09/2019

October 2019

A2

Friday, 04/10/2019

November 2019

A2

Saturday, 23/11/2019

How to enrol?

You can enrol for these exams using the DELE site click here. The inscription and payment can be made online once you have registrado and have entered the private user area in the above website. For all subsequent enquiries about the exam process or any doubts please go to DELE exam page (click here) on the Institute Cervantes website. You will also be able to find complementary material to prepare for the exam such as past papers and additional information about the exam on this page.