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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.

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The chart above was extracted from a letter received by an applicant who was rejected a petition for a long-term Spain residency card, which is applied after 5 years of temporary residency. The card holder had been away for more than 300 days in 5 years. The resolution is not likely to be appealed as there are no grounds to appeal. The applicant has now applied for another 2-year temporary residency card and is working towards Spanish Citizenship.

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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