One of the exceptional circumstances that allows foreign citizens to request a residence and work permit in our country is through the procedure called arraigo social, or social integration.
In shall be assumed that when applying for an arraigo social the applicant has some kind of connection or link to our country, for example relatives who already reside in Spain.
Normally a minimum one year work contract is required of the applicant to process this request, alongside having proof of residence in the country and family ties with a valid residence permit. However, if the applicant can provide proof of sufficient economic means, then the work contract will not be required. The applicant must provide a report issued by the autonomous community accrediting suffiency of funds.
Foreigner´s who are carrying out a labor activity for self-employment and can provide proof of activity development shall also be exempt from this requirement.
Translated by: Katherine Pascal