Ecuadorians, Colombians, Peruvians and Moroccan top the list of a total of 71.383 immigrants who could obtained the Spanish nationality, according to a report of the General Council of notaries in 2013.
According to the report of the General Council of notaries, the largest number of applicants were immigrants from Ecuador with a total of 11.336.
As a final step to citizenship, applicants, all residents in Spain, declared before a notary their loyalty to the King and obedience to the Constitution and other laws.
On April 2, the Ministry of Justice and the notary signed an agreement whereby notaries pledged to perform the swear or promise by free to expedite this process affecting 270,000 people who had obtained Spanish nationality in 2012.
As for the age of immigrants seeking residence, 13.412 are men and women of 31 to 35 years and 13.063, 36 to 40 years. Almost half, 33.968, are married, and many others, 33.863, are single.
A total of 62.853 wanted to keep their name, while 10.653 preferred to change it. Of these, 1,704 were Colombians, 1,459 Ecuadorians and 1,128 Peruvians, 998 Moroccans, and 619 Dominicans.