Spanish legislation covers the different cases in which a foreigner may be deported from Spanish territory. Generally speaking, in such cases the Commission is the designated authority chosen to represent the foreigner and the conducts presented in Law 4/2000 regarding the rights and liberties of foreign nationals in Spain and their social integration. Sections of this law pertain to the severity of the situation, whether it takes place inside or outside of the country, specifying if the act shall be considered a crime resulting in imprisonment for more than one year.
In the event of such expulsion, any residence and work permit becomes ineffective. The file will be archived if the applicant has just initiated the process of applying for the residence and work permit.
Certain people in Spain may only be expelled from country if they commit an offense classified as a serious infringement in article 53.1 of Law 4/2000 or if they have repeated such offense within a year. These people include the following: persons born in Spain who have legally lived in the country during the last five years, people with a long-stay residence permit, and people of Spanish origin who have lost the nationality.
Translated by: Katherine Pascal