Residing in Spain
Foreigners wishing to reside in Spain must have prior authorization to do so. Once said authorization has been obtained, it shall be necessary to obtain the corresponding visa allowing entry into Spain.
1/1/2013

Residence in Spain can be temporary or permanent.
Temporary residence is the situation authorizing a stay in Spain for a period longer than 90 days and shorter than five years. Authorizations for a period not exceeding five years may be renewed regularly, at the request of the person concerned, depending on the circumstances leading to their issuance.
 
Initial authorization for temporary residence not involving a work permit shall be granted to foreigners who have sufficient means of subsistence for themselves and, when applicable, for their family members.
 
Current regulations set forth the procedure and requirements for obtaining an authorization for residence and work in Spain in order to engage in gainful activity, whether self-employed or as an employee.

 
Long-term residence is the situation authorizing indefinite residence and work in Spain, under the same conditions as Spaniards.
 
Foreigners who have been temporary residents in Spain for five uninterrupted years and meet the conditions established by regulation shall be entitled to long-term residence. Prior periods of uninterrupted residence in other Member States, as an EU Blue Card holder, shall be counted for the purpose of obtaining long-term residence. Residence shall be considered uninterrupted even if for holidays or other reasons established by regulation the foreigner has left national territory temporarily.
 
EU Citizens
Citizens of the European Union and their family members, provided that the latter travel with or meet said citizens, are subject to a specific legal system based on the rights recognized in the Treaties.

Twitter@SpainInTheUSA

  • 21 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * @TravelGov @samdelagarza Thanks @TravelGov! @samdelagarza, if you have any additional questions after looking at ou… https://t.co/gaySp3MYf0
  • 21 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * Quentin Tarantino's #OnceUponATimeInHollywood brings us back to 1969 #LA with @LeoDiCaprio, @MargotRobbie & Brad Pi… https://t.co/28e88bHCqI
  • 21 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * Last night marked the end of "Las Fallas," an annual festival in #Valencia in which incredible and colorful sculptu… https://t.co/FLAesGCxEF
  • 20 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * RT @SpainInTheUSA: @SpainEdOffice has chosen the winners of the 2019 School of the Year (Colegio del Año) Award. Among the 7 winners, 4 are…
  • 20 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * @SpainEdOffice has chosen the winners of the 2019 School of the Year (Colegio del Año) Award. Among the 7 winners,… https://t.co/As2njTjrfI
  • 20 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * RT @AuschwitzMuseum: Thousands of #Holocaust survivors and their descendants escaped the German Nazis thanks to a Spanish diplomat nickname…
  • 20 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * RT @comunidadECUSA: We are very proud of @MariaTelloLafoz, President of ECUSA-NY, and the hard work she has been doing for our community. C…
  • 19 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * I can tell you're nervous! ¡Estás con los nervios a flor de piel! "A flor de piel" Literal translation: To flower… https://t.co/ZUdqW6rmhp
  • 19 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * King Felipe VI presided over the opening of @Harvard @WorldModelUN 2019 today, the most important university Model… https://t.co/oGylY0Z87a
  • 18 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * Happy #MenuMonday! Today we're learning how to make Migas with chorizo! The base of this classic Spanish dish is p… https://t.co/X9o83OYQVN
  • 15 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * Take a look at @chefjoseandres, @ferranadria & Albert Adrià's @little_spain in #NYC, a project meant to portray a “… https://t.co/pVcaHhGqQr
  • 15 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * It's international fair season! We're happy to see #Spain so well represented at schools throughout the DC area and… https://t.co/tdupVmEV25
  • 15 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * RT @SpainMFA: 🇺🇸 The Spanish Government would like to express its satisfaction regarding #California Governor @GavinNewsom's decision to ap…
  • 15 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * @mrdelacalle @mcpc_unav @fcomunav @unav ¡Gracias a vosotros!
  • 15 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * RT @JosepBorrellF: En efecto, hay comparaciones que son inadmisibles: https://t.co/18GSsSB0zf

Featured

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • TWITTER
  • FACEBOOK
  • YOUTUBE
  • FLICKR
  • Instagram
  • Twitter SpainMFA
  • BLOGS
  • ATLAS DE REDES SOCIALES
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C.
    2375 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    20037 Washington, D.C.
    Tfno: 202-452-0100
  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
    2801 16th Street NW
    20009 Washington, D.C.
    Tfno: (202) 728-2334
  • Defense Attaché Office
    4801 Wisconsin Ave. NW
    20016 Washington, D.C.
    Tfno: 202-244-0093
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación e Información Diplomática
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016