What are the benefits of a Residence Permit in Spain?

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

As an EU Member, the following documents are required to apply for residency in Spain:

  • EX18 application form duly filled in and signed (two copies).
  • Passport: original and copy.
  • Passport photos: one, two or three, depending on the office.
  • Administration fee (Tasa 790 120): 12 €.
  • Certificate of registration (Certificado de Empadronamiento) from the Town Hall, not older than three months from the day of application (original).
  • NIE (if available).

All copies must be of real size and good quality.

If you’re providing a joint bank account, a marriage certificate must be provided, apostilled and translated.

The documents must correspond to each category, and the income does not accumulate. For example, for someone who is self-employed, a bank certificate in addition to the 130 form won’t be accepted.

 

 

Additionally, depending on your personal situation, the documents below must be provided:

  • If you are employed:
    • An updated work-life certificate with a minimum of 50% of a full working day.
    • Employment contract.
    • Proof of income showing a minimum of 600 euros per month.
  • If you are self-employed:
    • Updated work-life certificate, with a minimum registration of three months.
    • 036 or 037 form.
    • 130 form. In box 03, there must be an amount corresponding to 600 euros per month (600 euros multiplied by the months of registration during this year).
  • If you are a pensioner:
    • S1 form.
    • Bank certificate with stamp and signature from the Spanish bank where you received your pension over the last year, proving your income and expenses in Spain.
  • If you are unemployed:
    • Private health insurance. You will need to have an insurance certificate which specifies the modality of the insurance and states the following: “The medical insurance includes primary care, specialities, hospital admissions and surgical interventions”, this without having to refer to the policy conditions. Additionally, you will require a payment receipt or a certificate from the company confirming that you are up to date with payments.
    • Bank certificate, signed and stamped, showing the minimum required amount over a period of at least 3 months prior to the appointment. Bank movements of at least 3 months prior to the appointment showing payments made in Spain.
    • Bank income statements:
      • 1 person: 7.000 euros.
      • 2 people: 14.000 euros.
      • 3 people: 17.500 euros.
      • 4 people: 21.000 euros.
      • 5 people: 24.500 euros.

 

 

Requirements for Permanent Residency

  • EX18 application form duly filled in and signed (two copies).
  • Passport: original and copy.
  • Passport photos: one, two or three, depending on the office.
  • Administration fee (Tasa 790 120): 12 €.
  • Certificate of registration (Certificado de Empadronamiento) from the Town Hall, not older than three months from the day of application (original).
  • Current residency card (original and copy).
  • Bank statements reflecting payments made in Spain over the last two years, stamped and signed by your entity.