Latest Immigration and Spanish Residency News

  • Negotiations on post-Brexit Gibraltar

    Technical delegations from Spain and the United Kingdom will meet in Madrid on January 14 and 15 to set a timetable and an agenda for the meetings to deal with Britain’s departure from the EU, which has a transition period extending to December 31, 2020. The British government is being very reserved about the priorities it will bring to the negotiating...
  • A Spanish passport is the fifth most internationally powerful passport of 2020

    Meanwhile Japan and Singapore have firmly established their lead on the passport power ranking, overtaking countries such as Germany and Finland, the Henley Passport index shows Spain in a strong 5th place, allowing Spanish passport holders visa-free entry into 187 countries of the world. Top five passports of 2020 1. Japan (can enter 191 countries without a visa) 2. Singapore (can enter 190...
  • Socialists win left-wing coalition government

    Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez won MPs' backing to form a left-wing coalition government. The vote ends almost a year of political gridlock but the vote was, as expected, extremely close with 167 votes in favour of the coalition and 165 against. The acting prime minister, won largely thanks to 18 abstentions. The ERC — Catalonia’s largest separatist party — promised to...
  • Would you like to obtain Residency and find a job in Spain?

    Obtaining residency through a new job in Spain can be possible. The Spanish government have supplied a full list of jobs they require to fill and for which they will provide a Residency Permit to allow the worker to live in Spain. All these roles are detailed in the following list: It should be noted however that at current, only the jobs shown...
  • Schengen Area: Europe’s free travel zone is set to get bigger – what are the implications?

    Europe’s Schengen zone — the world’s largest multinational free-travel area — is set to get even bigger now that Croatia has met the technical criteria to join. The Schengen zone currently comprises 22 of the EU's 28 member states as well as four non-EU members: Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Spain and Liechtenstein. (Croatia, which joined the EU in 2013, is one of...
  • Socialists and Podemos reach coalition deal in bid to form Spain’s next government

    Stay informed of the Spanish policital situation should you be considering to obtain Residency in Spain. Spain's Socialists (PSOE) and left-wing Unidas Podemos (UP) have reached a coalition agreement, the parties' respective leaders announced on Tuesday. If endorsed by parliament, it would be Spain's first coalition since the re-establishment of democracy in 1977, and its first government to have lawmakers from far-left...
  • CBD Oil Now Available Legally In Spain

    Should you be considering to obtain Residency in Spain, SpainResidency inform that CBD Oil is now available to buy over the counter in Spain in its originally quality. CBD is naturally occurring in the Hemp plant and according to the United States government patent #6,630,507, it supports the nutrition of aging bodies. A recent study from the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease...
  • Did Spanish lawyers really sell Residency Permits?

    The newspaper El Pais reported that Spanish lawyers were “selling” Spain residency permits to Iranians. (Oct 2016) for them to obtain Residency in Spain. This article put the reputation of certain Spanish lawyers in the spotlight and this section of the industry, together with Spain immigration, into question. The article suggested that some unethical legal experts were providing inaccurate information to potential...
  • Freedom of movement within the EU with Spain Immigration?

    Does Spanish Citizenship or Spain Residency allow me freedom of movement within the EU? Obtaining Residency in Spain with SpainResidency allows a number of benefits which include Visa-Free travel to all 26 European Schengen countries including Germany, the Netherlands and France. The Schengen zone is made up of 26 European countries who have agreed freedom of movement for EU residents without passport...
  • Government rejects long-term Residency in Spain applications

    Spain rejects Long-Term Residency Permit Applications Spain immigration authorities were rejecting applications for long term residencies if the applicant is out of the country for more than 10 months in 5 years. This little-known rule had been largely ignored by provincial immigration offices until recently, when they have started to implement it extensively for residents sourcing Spain residency. The chart above...
  • Can a Spanish companiy operate in the whole of the EU?

    Does holding Residency in Spain, a Spain Visa or Spanish Citizenship allow me the right to establish or expand a business to operate in the EU? Once your Residency in Spain is obtained, Spain will provide you as an EU base with a modern and competitive corporate taxation system from where, as a resident, you can establish or expand your own company. With...
  • What about international schools and education?

    Spain's international schools are being increasingly considered as of a better standard than those in many other European countries. With smaller class sizes together with a relaxed atmosphere, there are fewer discipline problems. Once you obtain Residency in Spain and Spanish citizenship you will need to consider the schooling of your offspring. You will have a choice of international schools and will be...

FAQ: Non-EU Residents

In order to be able to apply for Spanish Residency, it is required to meet the 10 years of being a resident in Spain, which include the most recent 5 years immediately prior to the application, of living in Spain as a resident.

There are several requisites to be able to settle in Spain. services provide the following:

  • Submit your visa application.
  • Have the application received by ´Administración General´ for processes.
  • Collection of the visa within 30 days of notification.
  • This visa to travel to Spain will have a validity of 90 days and it is required that during this term you enter Spain.
  • After you arrive in Spain there is a limit of one month in order to present and obtain a residency permit together with an NIE number.
  • The original permit grants a maximum of 12 months, after which it is required to renew the permit to allow you to remain a resident.

All Non-EU citizens who want to stay in Spain for longer than 91 days, must within 30 days of arriving in Spain, begin their application for residency and obtain a residence card or permit (Tarjeta de Residencia or TIE).

Non-EU Citizens are allowed to visit but required to leave within 90 days after arrival if the paperwork and requirements for residency have not been fulfilled or met.
EU citizens can move to Spain without any residence application and before they have a job, and apply for a tax number, NIE number, when they get one.

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