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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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