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Are You Ready to Become a Spanish National and Stay in Spain Forever?

We’re not surprised!

Among other requirements, the law calls for a pass mark on the official test of constitutional and cultural knowledge of Spain (CCSE) exam

Take the test at our Academy in Puerto de la Cruz!  As a language centre accredited by the Cervantes Institute, we act as an official examination centre.

CCSE exams are held every last Thursday of each month at 6pm (local time). Exceptions are August and December when there will be no calls for the exam.

Enrollment and Payment

All enrolment and payment is online with the Instituto Cervantes at https://examenes.cervantes.es/.

Check this video for more detailed steps on the registration process.

Payment can be made by credit card or PayPal.

The registration fee is valid for two exam sittings, in the event of:

  1. not being able to sit the exam on the first call
  2. or not passing the exam at the first attempt

In any such case, the candidate should take the exam at the same place, on the second call within the following 18 months from the date of registration.

What Is the CCSE Exam Structure?

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Publication of Results

The Instituto Cervantes will publish the results of the CCSE examination approximately 20 days after the sitting date.

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.

Enquires about the Exam

Many of the doubts about the exam can be resolved on the CCSE website.

Who Can Apply For the Spanish Citizenship?

You can apply if:

  • You have reached the age of 18 years.
  • You have full legal capacity to act.
  • You have been a legal resident in Spain for ten continuous years, and immediately prior to your application for citizenship (two years if you are a national of an Ibero-american country or a non-resident Sephardic Jew).

Amongst other requirements, by law, applicants will have to pass the following two exams:

  • Spanish language certificate DELE A2 or higher.
  • Constitutional and Sociocultural Knowledge of Spain – CCSE Exam.

 

Citizens of countries or territories where Spanish is the official language, are exempt from the Spanish language exam DELE. Minors and individuals under guardianship are exempt from both exams.

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Examination Dates

Registration deadline: 3 weeks before the exam.

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The CCSE Exam at a Glance

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Exam dates: Every last Thursday of the Month (Except August & December)

Starting time: 6:00pm (local time)

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Candidates must arrive at the exam center at 5:30pm

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Take the exam at our school in Puerto de la Cruz

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