Contemporary immigration legislation of Andorra encompasses 2 categories of so called “passive” residence without labor permit (Categories A and C), as well as 2 categories of “active” residence with labor permit (Category B and “active residence”):
Look for details here: residence permit (permanent residence) Category A (residents sense activitat lucrative)
Regular immigration legislation amendments came into effect on November 15, 2013. In accordance to them from the given time “passive” residence status will be given for 2-year term, then for 2-year term again and after that for 3-year term (previously it used to be 1+3+3). Subsequent prolongation (permanent residence) makes up 10 years, after that a resident may apply for the citizenship of Andorra. The prolongation of “active” residence is implemented in accordance to the scheme: 1+2+2+5+10.Further on an “active” resident may apply for the citizenship of Andorra.
Currently the Government of Andorra is preparing the bill, related to the diminishing of the terms of residence before getting the opportunity to apply for the citizenship of Andorra. Andorran legislation prohibits double citizenship and demands the applicant to refuse from his previous citizenship.
The legal base for obtaining the citizenship of Andorra is presented in the Law “On citizenship” from October 5, 1995 (amended by the Law from May 27, 2004).
One may apply for the citizenship of Andorra in the following cases:
European citizenship in Andorra by birth:
A child, born on the territory of Andorra, has the right for the citizenship:
— In case his farther and (or) mother are the citizens of Andorra;
— A child, born on the territory of Andorra in the family of foreigners that have residential status, has the right for getting the passport of citizen right after his/her birth.