“Lack of integration” and “ignorance about culture” are two reasons Spain denies citizenship to Moroccan residents.
Rabat – A Spanish Court has ruled against granting citizenship to a Moroccan-born woman residing in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta because she lacks basic knowledge about Spain.
The woman, who is married to a Spanish citizen and has lived in the country for nine years, does not have enough knowledge about Spain’s geography, customs, culture, and history, reported Spanish outlet El Faro de Ceuta on January 5.
The outlet stated that although the 36-year-old woman is a mother and has lived in Spain for years, her poor mastery of the Spanish language and lack of integration was not “acceptable.”
Late in December, Spain refused a Moroccan resident citizenship for similar reasons, such as “fundamental institutional and cultural ignorance,” and only maintaining relationships with people from his own culture.
In August 2018, the Spanish National Court’s Chamber also denied citizenship to a Moroccan resident because he did not know the president of Catalonia or the typical dance of the region.