Spanish Residency – ‘Residencia’

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If you have just moved to Spain and plan on living here for longer than three months, you need to apply for Residency. The process of obtaining Spanish Residency can seem daunting for expats. Our team of experts can help you through the process.

  • All documentation work done for you
  • Process and requirements clearly explained
  • Accompany you to obtain your NIE (Residency)

Professional Service

Our team of professionals will clearly explain the process and requirements necessary to obtain residency.

Documentation

We complete all the required Spanish forms, be your translator and support you in every way we can.

Paid and Stamped

One of our team will visit the bank on your behalf to pay the application taxes and get your forms stamped.

Full Support

We will accompany you to the local town hall or police station to obtain your residency / NIE number.

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Spanish Resident Certificate

EU nationals that have lived in Spain for more than three months must apply for the new ‘Resident Certificate’. This is so you can be entered onto the Central Register for Foreign Nationals.

If you already have the original EU Residence Card, you do not need to apply for the new Resident Certificate until your present card expires.

A Resident Certificate includes the following information:

  • The date of registration
  • The holders name, address and nationality
  • NIE number

We will ensure that you have all of the appropriate paperwork in order. The list of documentation required can differ in certain circumstances. Our team have lots of experience so we know exactly what you will need.

Documents Required for Residency in Spain

  • Your NIE number if you already have one. If you do not have a NIE, you will be issued one when you apply for Residency.
  • A copy of your passport and two passport sized photos.
  • An original Census Certificate. HomeFinance Spain can advise on how you can get this certificate.
  • A completed residency form, which is in Spanish. Our experts can complete this form for you once we have all the information we need.
  • An application fee and a form may be required by you to bring to a Spanish bank and paid for. We can go to the bank and pay this fee for you.
  • You may also be required to prove you have sufficient income in your account to live in Spain, to show you can support yourself and your dependents.
  • In certain cases, you may also have to show that you have private health insurance. HomeFinance Spain can arrange this for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a spouse, children, civil partner or parents in Spain, your residential rights also extend to them. Therefore, you can apply for a ‘Tarjeta de Residencia de Familiar’ – Family Residency Certificate. The forms for this type of residency are different. We can also help you get this type of residency.

Once you have lived in Spain for five years or more you can apply for permanent residency in Spain. You can apply for a permanent residence document. This document confirms your right to live in Spain without any conditions.

This is not a requirement, unlike the certificate of residency. However, it can prove very useful for administration and authority tasks in Spain.

The authorities in Spain may not require you to prove that you have a job, health insurance and sufficient funds if you have permanent residency.

If you are applying to become a permanent resident in Spain, you must first register yourself on the Padrón.

The Padrón, ‘Empadronamiento’, is a list of all of the people who live in a certain town in Spain. It allows the local government to apply for grants to improve facilities. 

You may also be required to supply proof of private or public healthcare insurance. The team at HomeFinance Spain are also able to assist you with this.

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