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resident permits in Spain

All the necessary to fulfill the requirements

  • These Residence Permits in Spain are for non-EU citizens. If you are an EU citizen, please contact us to assist you with the EU registration in Spain assistance.
  • Most of residence permit applications are refused due to a wrong application.
  • You will be required to have legal standing in order to get any kind of residence permit.
  • If you are coming from outside Europe, you may need a VISA to enter Spain.
  • But if you are already living or staying in Spain, then you must apply for a residence permit.
  • Non-lucrative visas do not require to apply for residence permits in Spain.
  • “TIE” is (Tarjeta de Identificación de Extranjero) or Foreigner Identification Card.
  • We only use all the legal forms to provide you a residence permit, if possible.

Expat Agency can help you fulfill these requirements and get a resident permit in Spain if you comply with the standards

What types of RESIDENT PERMITS in Spain can I apply for?

Residence Permit in Spain - OPTIONS

List of different residence permits in Spain, ordered by chance of success.
EU FAMILY CARD (EU OR NON-EU FAMILY MEMBER IN SPAIN)This card is for those spouses and children of an EU citizen residing officially in Spain. It is valid for 5 years (and then suitable for a permanent status) and allows you to work in Spain.
REFUGEE RESIDENCE PERMIT (International Protection)Refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection can request the issuance of a long-term residence permit after the 5-year duration of the refugee or subsidiary protection permit when they meet the aforementioned legal requirements.

The application procedure must be started in the Aliens Offices of the territorial administration in which the applicant has taken up residence. The whole process has a duration of 3 months, after which the administration has to give an answer. There are no systematic or generalised obstacles to obtaining long-term residence permits.
GOLDEN VISA (residence permit for investors)It is possible to apply for this visa whilst being in Spain, as soon as it is a legal stay and you didn't exceed the allowed stay.
Short-stay or residence visa for foreigners making a significant capital investment: The purchase of unencumbered real estate for a minimum of 500,000 euros; 2 million euros in Spanish public debt securities, or 1 million euros in stocks or shares in Spanish companies; A business project in Spain considered to be of general interest, as regards the creation of jobs, the significant socio-economic impact on the geographical area in which the project is to be carried out, or its significant contribution to scientific or technological innovation.
STUDENT RESIDENCE PERMITIt is possible to apply for this residence permit whilst being in Spain within the first 60 days after your arrival to Spain.
This allows foreigners to stay in Spain to attend courses, studies, research programs or training, students exchange, labor traineeship or voluntary services, non-salaried basis.
ENTREPRENEUR RESIDENCE PERMIT (self-employed visa)It is possible to apply for this residence permit whilst being in Spain, as soon as it is a legal stay and you didn't exceed the allowed stay. You may also apply for this visa after a year holding another visa, like the Non-Lucrative one.
This residence permit is for those applicants thinking about running a business in Spain, basically. It requires to have enough financial assets and a solid and valid business plan. There are 2 different Spanish laws to opt for this residence permit, and one of them is quite hard since it requires the business to be something innovative and comprising many employees.
WORK RESIDENCE PERMITIt is really difficult to get a residence permit this way. It must be an employment in the catalogue difficult covering occupations, which means no other EU citizen will not be qualified to do this job.
This residence permit allows you to enter and stay for a maximum period of 3 months to start a job or professional activity for which you have been previously authorised to enter. During this time, the applicant should be registered with the Social Security office. After this period the applicant must leave the country or it will be regarded as illegal.

Family reunification with an eu citizen – Residence Permit

  • Who can I reunificate in Spain?

– Husband or wife,

– Children under 18 years old

– Children (18+), brother, sister, mother or father if you can prove they are financially dependent on you.

  • How much does it cost?

Public fees to obtain a family reunification residence permit are free. However, there is a public fee in order to get a TIE (foreigners identification card) and register the fingerprint: €21,23. We charge €200 for a visa application process assistance and it includes:

– Obtaining an appointment at the foreigner’s office in Malaga City
– Application process supervision and information
– Forms management
– Arrangement of visa documentation issuance
– Health insurance management
– Residence permit’s application at the foreigner’s office (applicant must be present)
– Online provision of the appropriate documents required by the foreigner’s office (in case)

  • What do we need to present?

– Volantes de empadronamiento colectivo e individuales
– Marriage certificate valid in Spain and its offical translation
– Ex19 form twice
– Passports (all pages of your wife’s passport)
– Your residence card (NIE)
– Inscripción en el Censo de Actividades económicas (if you are autónomo).
– Documento de alta o situación asimilada al alta en el régimen (if you are autónomo).
– Recibo del banco última cuota de autónomo (if you are autónomo).
– Bank statements for the last 6 months (at least) from the Spanish bank account and/or savings certificate from another account translated in Spanish (official)
– Your wife/husband’s birth certificate and translation

Permanent Residence – Residence Permit

Foreigners who prove to have resided legally and continuously in Spanish territory for five years will have the right to obtain a permanent residence permit, not affecting said continuity, provided that the corresponding departures have not been made in an irregular manner:

a) Absences for vacation periods.
b) Absences of up to six months, provided that they do not exceed a total of one year.
c) Absences, duly justified, made for family reasons or health care.

The permanent residence permit will also be granted to foreigners who prove that they are in any of the following cases:

a) Residents who are beneficiaries of a retirement pension, in its contributory mode, included within the protective action of the Social Security system.

b) Residents who are beneficiaries of a pension for absolute permanent disability or great disability, in their contributory form, included within the protective action of the Social Security system or benefits analogous to the previous ones obtained in Spain and consisting of a life annuity , not capitalizable, sufficient for its support.

c) They were born in Spain and upon reaching the age of majority prove to have resided in Spain legally and continuously for at least three consecutive years immediately prior to the request.

d) That they were Spaniards of origin, having lost Spanish nationality.

e) That upon reaching the age of majority they have been under the protection of a Spanish Public Entity for at least the three consecutive years immediately preceding.

f) Stateless persons or refugees who are in Spanish territory and to whom the respective status in Spain has been recognized.

g) Foreigners who have contributed notably to the economic, scientific or cultural progress of Spain, or to the projection of Spain abroad.

The holder of the permanent residence permit will be obliged to renew the card that documents it every five years.


Tourist Visa Application Assistance€150-250
Long-Term Visa Application Assistance (EU family card, family reunification, non-lucrative, entrepreneur...) except on Golden and Nomad Visas€350
Long-Term Visa Application Assistance
(additional family member)
Visa Renewal Assistance€250-350
Visa Renewal Assistance
(additional family member)
Residence Permit Assistance€250-400**
Residence Permit Assistance (additional person)+€50**
Invitation Letter Assistance€120


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