I HAVE LOST MY LONG-TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT. CAN I GET IT BACK?
You may reclaim your long-term residence permit if your initial one has expired due to the fact that you were absent from EU territory for a period of 12 consecutive months, or if you acquired
it in another Member State.
You may also request a new one if the you have returned to Spain after your no-return period is up.
WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR A NEW ONE?
You must fill out, sign and submit two copies of the official application model along with a complete copy of your passport or travel document (valid for at least four months), and a police background check or its equivalent if you are of age. It must be issued by police authorities in your country of origin or of residence during the last five years. It is imperative that you submit a medical certificate as well.
All documentation must be translated into castilian Spanish or the co-official language of the province where you are submitting your application.
You must fulfil all necessary established requirements for this procedure before submitting your paperwork, such as having no criminal record and not finding yourself in an irregular situation of stay on Spanish terriroty.
Translated by: Katherine Pascal