Visa for family members of foreigners who already have legal resident status in Spain and who wish to exercise the right to family reunification.
This type of visa is not issued to family members of citizens of the European Union or of the Member States of the European Economic Area or of Switzerland (see “Visas for family members of EU citizens").
Directive 2003/86/CE, of 22nd September, about the right to family reunification.
Organic Law 4/2000, of 11 January, on Rights and Freedoms of Foreigners in Spain and their Social Integration (Articles from 16 to 19).
Regulation of Organic Law 4/2000, approved by Royal Decree 557/2011, of 20 April (Articles from 52 to 58).
It does not apply to EU citizens or to nationals of countries to whom EU law applies for being beneficiaries of the rights of free movement and residence.
Family members who can obtain a family reunification visa:
- The spouse, not separated in fact or in law, or the person who maintains a partnership with the applicant that is analogous to a marital relationship (partner entered on a public register, provided that the registration has not been cancelled, or unregistered partner provided that proof can be provided of the continuity of a cohabitation relationship established before the applicant settled in Spain). Reunification cannot be offered to more than one spouse or partner.
The children of the applicant, the children of the spouse or partner—including adopted children (provided that the adoption is valid in Spain)—and those represented legally by the applicant, provided that they are under the age of 18 or that they have disabilities and are not objectively capable of providing for their own needs due to their health status.
- The applicant's parents (mother or father) and those of their spouse or partner, provided that they are in the care of the applicant, they are older than 65 and there are reasons substantiating the need to authorize their residence in Spain. On an exceptional basis, and for humanitarian reasons, the reunification of parents under the age of 65 may be permitted.
The Embassy of Spain in Seoul will process the visa applications submitted by applicants living in the consular jurisdiction in person by APPOINTMENT only only (see General Information)
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1. National visa application form. Applicants must complete in English or Spanish and sign a visa application form, filling in each of its sections.
2. Photograph. One recent, passport-size, colour photograph, taken against a white background, facing forward, without dark or reflective glasses, or any garments concealing the oval of the face.
3. Valid, unexpired passport. [Original and a photocopy] of the page or pages of the passport that contain biometric data. The passport must have a minimum validity period of 1 year and contain two blank pages. Passports issued more than 10 years ago will not be accepted.
4. Initial family reunification permit. [Original and a copy] of the initial family reunification permit issued by the Delegation or Sub-delegation of the Government in Spain.
The visa application must be filed at this Consular Office within one month deadline from the date of notification of the authorisation grant to the person with whom the applicant wish to be reunited.
5. Valid and unexpired Korean residence card: must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the planned departure date from Korea (only for non-Korean Nationals). [Original and photocopy]
6. Documents proving family relationship with the applicant [Original and photocopy].
- Spouses: Marriage certificate issued by the competent civil registry. In the event of second or successive marriage, proof of divorce from the previous spouse.
Pareja de hecho: Certificate of registration as an unmarried couple or, if the couple have not entered their relationship on a register, documents proving the couple's relationship dates back to before the applicant established their residence in Spain.
Children: Birth certificate issued by the competent civil registry. In the case of the children of just one of the spouses or members of the couple, proof must also be provided that they hold sole parental authority over the child or that they have been awarded custody and that the child is effectively in their care.
In the case of minors travelling without their parents or legal guardians, or travelling with one single parent, in addition to the documents mentioned above, applicants must submit:
-Notarised authorisation of parents or legal guardians for travel to Spain, with evidence of the person responsible for looking after the minor in Spain, residence address in Spain and period of the intended stay.
- Parents: Birth certificate of the applicant or of the spouse or partner issued by the competent civil registry and documents substantiating the reasons for which it was necessary to authorize their residence in Spain. Among other documents, proof must be provided that, over the past year, the applicant has transferred funds to or covered expenses incurred by the parent representing, at least, 51% of the per capita GDP of the parent's country of residence. Moreover, proof must be submitted of the annual income and properties owned by the parent and information on other direct family members who are resident in the country.
These certificates must be legalised through the consular representations of the issuing country or, in the case of signatory countries to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, hold the Hague Apostille (except official documents issued by a Member State of the European Union, which will not require to be legalised). Sworn translation into Spanish is also required. [Original and photocopy]
7. Criminal record check certificate. Applicants of legal age must submit the criminal record check certificate(s) issued by their country or/and countries of residence for the past 5 years preceding the date of the visa application. It cannot be older than 6 months, unless the certificate itself specifies a longer expiration. These certificates must be legalised through the consular representations of the issuing country or, in the case of signatory countries to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, hold the Hague Apostille (except official documents issued by a Member State of the European Union, which will not require to be legalised). Sworn translation into Spanish is also required. [Original and photocopy]
8. Medical certificate. issued by a registred medical practitioner no late than one month prior to the date of application accrediting that the applicant does not suffer from any disease that could cause serious repercussions for public health pursuant to the 2005 International Health Regulations. [Original and a copy]
9. Valid and unexpired Korean residence card: must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the planned departure date from Korea (only for non-Korean Nationals). [Original and photocopy]
10. Payment of the visa fee. Please refer to the section Consular Service fees.
When necessary to assess the application, the Consular Office may request additional documents or data and may also ask the applicant to come in for a personal interview.
Validity period of the visa: The visa will be valid for 90 days. Once in Spain, a Foreigner Identification Card (TIE) must be applied for within a period of 1 month from the applicant's entry into Spain, at the Foreign Nationals' Office or the Police Station of the province in which the residence permit was processed.