Residency Application for EU Members

Residency application for EU members

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How to apply for a residence permit in Spain as an EU member?

If you are moving to Spain long term, the next thing you should be doing is applying for a residence permit (EU certificate card). This will give you access to many benefits, such as health care in Spain.

Who can apply for this kind of permit?

All EU nationals that wish to reside legally in Spain for a prolonged of time, must apply for a residence permit in Spain.

What documents are required?

  • Original passport and copy
  • 3 passport size photos
  • Administrative tax 790
  • EX18 application form (we provide it)
  • Certificate of registration (“certificado de empadronamiento individual”-“volante” is not accepted) from the Town Hall, no older than three months on the day of appointment at the immigration department – original and copy.
  • NIE (if you have one)
  • Signed and stamped bank certificate showing the minimum balance in the account over the last 3 months before the appointment + the bank movements showing payments made in Spain over the last 3 months (these certificates have to be stamped and signed by the bank on all pages) (the will be require depending in your case)

What happens if I am a pensioner?

In addition to the documents mentioned above, the following documents must be provided to prove health insurance:

  • S1 form from your country’s social security/health department
  • Bank certificate with the bank stamp on all the pages and signed from a Spanish bank account where you received your pension during the last year, showing income and expenses made in Spain.

What happens if I am not a pensioner, or I am not working?

In addition to the documents mentioned above, the following documents must be provided:

  • Private medical insurance: It should include primary care, medical specialties, hospital admissions and surgical interventions.

Furthermore, you need to provide the invoice of payment of the insurance or the certificate from the company stating that you are up to date in the premium payments.

  • Bank certificate showing income:
  • Minimum balance in account (during last 3 months prior to appointment)
  • 1 person – 9.000 euros
  • 2 persons – 18.000 euros
  • For each extra adult in the family unit another 9.000 euros per person
  • For each child in the family unit 4.500 euros per child

What happens if I am an employee?

In addition to the documents mentioned above, the following documents must be provided:

  • Up to date working life certificate “Certificado de vida laboral” with a minimum of 50% of the legal working hours.
  • Work contract.
  • Proof of income of a minimum of 750 € euros per month.

What happens if I am a self-employment (autónomo)?

In addition to the documents mentioned above, the following documents must be provided:

  • Up to date working life certificate “Certificado de vida laboral” (you must have been registered for a minimum of 3 months)
  • Forms “Modelo 036 or 037”
  • Modelo 130, in box 03 of the form, there must be an amount of 750 € per month (minimum) 750 € multiplied by the months that you have been registered during this year.

In case you need more information do not hesitate to contact us at Pellicer & Heredia we have a professional and dedicated team that has many years of experience in legal advice.

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