Arraigo Laboral – Residency Updates in Spain

In 2022, Royal Decree 629/2022, was published in the Official State Gazette, amending the Regulations of Organic Law 4/2000, explaining many new updates for expats who reside in Spain.

On this publication we will discuss updates for Arraigo Laboral.


How can the employment relationship be accredited?

For the purposes of proving the employment relationship and its duration, the interested party must present any means of proof that proves the existence of a previous employment relationship carried out in a legal situation of stay or residence.

What requirements must the employment relationship meet?

The completion, in the last 2 years of a work activity that involves:

➢Employed, at least 30 hours a week in a 6-month period or 15 hours a week in a 12-month period.

➢Self-employed, continuous activity for at least 6 months.

Would you like to start an application in Spain?

We will prepare the required documentation, complete the application forms, arrange the required appointments and legally advise.

Permanent residency is obtained after 5 years of Spanish Residency through Self-Empoyed Residency or Non-Lucrative Residency or Residency through Investment. This followed by 5 years as a permanent resident and means you can then obtain Spanish Citizenship with a Spanish Passport.

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