Visa Requirements Spain Passport

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.

Enrolment and Payment

All enrolment and payment is online with the Instituto Cervantes at

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?

  • The exam is divided into two parts and consists of 25 questions that test your knowledge about the Spanish constitution, society and culture.

  • 15 questions will be about the government, legislation and the citizen participation in Spain.

  • 10 questions will be about Spain’s culture, history and society.

  • The test duration is 45 minutes.

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.

Examination Dates & Registration Deadlines

Exam Dates 2020Registration Deadlines 2020
March 26thMarch 5th
April 30th April 9th
May 28thMay 7th
June 25thJune 4th
July 30thJuly 9th
September 24thSeptember 3rd
October 29thOctober 8th
November 26thNovember 5th

The CSSE Exam at a Glance