There are 2 types of residency: The larga duración, and the larga duración EU. Not everyone can apply for both because there are requirements.
In accordance with Spanish law, the Spanish nationality can be requested in several situations. Depending on individual circumstances, one can choose to request the Spanish citizenship based on one of those ways.
Many people get confused as to which identification document they should get once they arrive in Spain. There are several identification documents: DNI, NIE, TIE and EU Certificate, so, which one should you get?
Thousands of people travel to Spain each day. One of the requirements in order to travel to spain is to have enough economic resources to support yourself during your stay.
By activating Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union on 29 of March 2017, the United Kingdom initiated a negotiation period of 2 years, during which the European Union…
We would like to congratulate our client Hayley Gyere for getting her permanent certificate as a EU resident approved!
The N.I.E means Número de Identificación de Extranjero which translates to foreign identification number, this number is given to an individual for different purposes.
If you are thinking of coming to Spain to study you should know all of the options you have to study and as a student once you are here…
Once you apply for your Spanish Nationality, you should receive an answer on whether it was approved or not in the next year…
Many people are confused or do not really understand the difference between ¨pareja estable¨ and ¨pareja de hecho¨…
Pareja de hecho is a legal status that a couple can apply for, provided that they have maintained a stable relationship within which they have lived together…
La Dirección General de Policía/Comisaría General de Extranjería y Fronteras released a statement talking about the authorization to re-enter Spain after your travels.
Many times our clients come to our office asking for advice with regards to the residency card for EU family members and they tell us about their biggest concerns.
The empadronamiento process refers to registering your current address here in Spain…
WHAT ARE THE FEES? Last October 2015 a reform took effect modifying the procedure to acquire Spanish citizenship due to residence. Up until now the procedure has been free of charge, however, now it can cost anywhere between 185€ – 306€ depending on if the applicant originates from a country where the official language is […]
Applicants of legal age applying for Spanish nationality must submit the following required documentation: 1. Standard application form (if you are submitting the application online then you can fill out a digital form on the website) 2. TIE or foreigner identification card (EU citizen foreign residency card or residence certificate from the central foreign registry) […]
If your initial residence card has expired and it is in the renewal stage, then you mut request a re-entry permit (permiso/ autorización de regreso) if you are planning on travelling outside of Spain. In certain cases, if you have been approved for an initial residence card and you have already done fingerprints and applied […]
The Spanish Government has finally passed the law which will grant residency permit for thousands of investors all around the world. This residency permit, which is now available allows investors and their families to stay in Spain for 12 months, plus a two years residency permit, which is renewable every two years as long as […]
European Union citizens who plan on residing in Spain for more than three months must request a registration certificate. If this applies to you and you are in need of assistance, our lawyers at our firm in Madrid can help you out. The foreigner requesting this certificate must work for paid or self- employment in […]
Everyone who comes to Spain and is not a Spanish national falls under the category of a foreigner. Sometimes border control authorities may impose certain obstacles when dealing with foreigners entering the country. Depending on the situation, the Interior Ministry at the request of the Ministry of Health, Employment and Immigration may require you to present […]
The Civil Guard in San Esteban de Gormaz intercepted two Albanian citizens and handed them over to the National Police Brigade in Soria. They are now in the process of being deported from Spain. Both individuals were detained this past Friday for alleged infringement of article 53.1. a) Organic Law 4/2000 on the rights and […]
The European Union celebrated the Schengen Agreement´s 30th anniversary this past june. By signing this agreement we achieved the abolition of border control between Member States and the free movement of European citizens within the European area. Today this situation seems normal to us all but not to those who lived in Europe prior to […]
A few weeks ago we posted a video regarding the new law 12/2015 from June 24th 2015, which explained the new procedure which grants Spanish nationality to the Sephardic community. In this post we are going to focus on the act of notoriety that outlines the requirements that must be fulfilled to carry out this […]
Foreign residents in Spain are entitled to vote in local elections if they are citizens of countries that allow Spanish foreign residents to do the same. There has to be a treaty established stating that it is not a violation to the Law nor the Constitution. All EU Member State citizens residing in Spain may […]
Certain residency and work permits require you to pay a bank fee. Here at our office in Madrid we advise you on all the ins and outs of each immigration procedure including exemptions and necessary bank fees so that your application is submitted properly ending in a favorable result. When are you required to pay […]
What are the conditions for reunifying minors with their family members in Spain? First we have to start off by establishing the children under the age of 18 years old are considered minors. Article 185. of Royal Decree 557/2011 states that children born to foreigners in Spain will automatically acquire the same residence permit as either […]
Are you renewing your residence card in Spain and want to know why immigration officials may reject your application? Watch this video to learn more.
In this video we explain how you apply for a EU Citizen Family Member Residence Card in Spain as a non-EU citizen.
A civil union is a registered partnership between two indivudals that are not otherwise legally married. In order to register in the community of Madrid, both you and your partner must live together and be registered (empadronado) in the same apartment / house. Who is elegible? Anyone of legal age who is not currently […]
On January 1st 2007 Romania and Bulgaria became part of the European Union by virtue of the Treaty signed on April 25th 2005. Although members of the EU, they were still subject to restrictions up to two years after their inclusion into the Union. The free movement of workers assumes that all EU member state […]