Family Re-grouping Residence Visa
1/10/2018

FAMILY RE-GROUPING WITH EUROPEAN NATIONAL

The Consulate General in Miami has jurisdiction over the following States: Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. If your permanent residence is in one of these States you must apply at this Consulate. If your permanent residence is in another State contact the Consulate that has jurisdiction over your State. 

Honorary Viceconsulates of Spain are not allowed to issue visas. 

This visa can be applied for the spouse and children under 18 years of age, who are economically dependent of a Spanish citizen or a citizen of the European Union country, permanently residing in Spain.

Citizens of the following countries do NOT require a visa to establish residence of family regrouping with a member of the European Union in Spain.

 

Please check the list of the countries exempt of visa.


To apply for this visa, the following documents must be submitted in person:

ORIGINAL AND ONE COPY OF EACH DOCUMENT

1. Two Schengen Visa Applications, completed and signed by applicant.

2. Two recent pictures, passport size, white background, glued to the application form.

3. Passport valid for a minimum 6 months with at least two empty pages.

4. Driver License or State I.D. with current address.

5. Permanent Resident Card or US inmigrant visa.

6. Family Book and recent Spanish marriage certificate ("Certificado literal de matrimonio del Registro Civil ")  for a spouse of a Spanish citizen. For a spouse of a European Community national, marriage certificate with Apostille Certification and proof of registration of that marriage through the Consulate of the European Community country. 

7. Spanish citizen or European national residing in Spain must submit:

- Original or notarized copy of passport

- Original or notarized copy of DNI, or residence card (for EU members).

- Original certificate of residence in Spain (Certificado de empadronamiento") or  "Certificado de baja consular" (for Spanish citizen).

- Notarized letter indicating that a European national is responsible for their family and also agree with family regrouping.

8. For children, original birth certificate (If it is not from Spain, it should be legalized with the Apostille Certification). For of children of a Spanish citizen, the original Spanish Family Book ("Libro de Familia y certificado literal del Registro Civil).

9. For parents of a European national or European national’s spouse, original birth certificate legalized with the Apostille Certification* and proof that the parent is economically dependent on the European national (bank statements of the last year with proof of Money transfers.

Be advised that special conditions for certain cases may apply.

*APOSTILLE CERTIFICATION:

Department of State of Florida: (850)-488-7521 web: notaries.dos.state.fl.us
Department of State of Georgia: (404)-327-9058 http://www.gsccca.org
Department of State of South Carolina: (803)-734-2512

 

FAMILY RE-GROUPING WITH A RESIDENT IN SPAIN
NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED WHEN REQUESTING THIS TYPE OF VISA

The Consulate General in Miami has jurisdiction over the following States: Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. If your permanent residence is in one of these States you must apply at this Consulate. If your permanent residence is in another state contact the Consulate that has jurisdiction over your state. See web site http://www.spaoinemb.org/Must apply within 60 days of notification from Government in Spain.

This visa can be applied for  the spouse, children under 18 years of age, and parents who are economically dependent of a foreigner legally residing in Spain for more than one year.

In a period of two months since notification from Spain, the applicant must apply in person for the visa.

To apply for this visa, the following requirements must be submitted:

ORIGINAL AND ONE PHOTOCOPY OF EACH DOCUMENT

1. Two National Visa Applications, completed and signed by applicant.

2. Two recent pictures, passport size, white background, glued to the application form.

3. Passport valid for a minimum 6 months with at least two empty pages.

4. Driver License or State I.D. with current address.

5. Permanent Resident Card or US visa.

6. Notarized copy of passport of foreigner permanently residing in Spain, along with the Spanish residence card.

7. Authorization of residence issued by the “Subdelegación de Gobierno” with the N.E.V. NUMBER assigned duly stamped and registered.

8. For spouse: Marriage certificate legalized by the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in the country where the document was issued or legalized with the Apostille Certification at the corresponding Department of State, translated into Spanish.
9. For children under 18 years old: Birth certificate legalized by the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in the country where the document was issued or legalized with the Apostille Certification at the corresponding Department of State, translated into Spanish. Final sentence of dissolution of marriage and the custody agreement concerning the children of divorced parents, translated into Spanish and legalized with the Apostille Certification issued by the corresponding Department of State.
10. For parents, birth certificate of foreigner permanently residing in Spain, in which the full name of the applicant appears, legalized by the Embassy of Spain or Apostille Certification.

11. Proof of residense in Spain of foreigner permanently residing in Spain ("Certificado de Empadronamiento").
12.  Original certificate of good conduct (police clearance) issued by the US Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
 
 Contact FBI at (304) 625-3878 or at

 http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/background_checks
      
        Currently, the applicant may choose to bring, instead of the certificate from FBI, the State “Public criminal background check” issued by the Department of Law Enforcement” of Florida, Georgia or South Carolina.

        This document, either the FBI one or the Department of Law Enforcement one, has to be translated into Spanish and legalized with the Apostille Certification where police clearance letter was issued.

If the applicant has spent six month or more during the last five years in another country, he/she must submit the police record from that country, legalized with the Apostille Certification and translated into Spanish. If the country is not part of the Hague Convention the document must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then by the Spanish Consulate of that country.
This certificate cannot be older than 3 months from the application date.

13. Local Health Certificate with letterhead, stamp, and signature of the Doctor translated into Spanish.
 
Effective immediately, June 2009, health certificates submitted to this office must verify that applicant/patient is free of any illnesses that could have serious repercussions to public health and that could easily spread internationally.
The first list includes smallpox, poliomyelitis by wild poliovirus, the human influenza caused by a new subtype of virus and the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The second list includes cholera, pneumonic plague, yellow fever, viral hemorrhagic fevers (e.g.: Ebola, Lassa, Marburg), West Nile Virus and other illnesses of special importance nationally or regionally (e.g.: Dengue Fever, Rift Valley Fever and meningococcal disease).
For this reason, the mandatory health certificate that should be submitted with residence visa applications and student visa applications for more than 180 days of stay, must verify the information listed above in a manner similar to the following:
"This health certificate verifies that Mr. /Mrs. /Ms (…) does not suffer from any illnesses that could cause serious repercussions to public health according to the specifications of the international sanitary regulation of 2005."
This certificate cannot be older than 3 months from the application date.

14. Notarized letter, issued in Spain, indicating that the Spanish resident is responsible for their family and agree with the family reunification.

Visa Fee, payable with MONEY ORDER to the order of "CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN"
Be advised that special conditions for certain cases may apply.

FOR APOSTILLE CERTIFICATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Department of State of Florida: (850)-245-6945 web: notaries.dos.state.fl.us
Department of State of Georgia: (404)-327-9058 http://www.gsccca.org
Department of State of South Carolina: (803)-734-2512

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