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Información para

Residency for European Union citizens

Citizens of EU countries who wish to stay or establish their residence in Spain for over three months are required to apply for a registration certificate or an EU Citizen Family-member Residency Card. This should be presented at the Office for Foreigners in the province of intended stay or residence.

Who is eligible?

  • Spouses of EU citizens, except in cases of de facto or legal separation.
  • Legally registered partners of EU citizens, where the relationship is similar to a marital relationship and is registered with a public registry.
  • Children under the age of 21 of EU citizens, or of their spouses or registered partners, as well as incapacitated or dependent children over the age of 21.
  • Dependent parents or grandparents of EU citizens, or of their spouses or registered partners.

How and where

The registration certificate or the EU Family-member Residence Card should be presented at the Office for Foreigners in the province of intended residence.

Further information is available in any Office for Foreigners or online on the Spanish Ministry for the Interior website.

The EU Family-member Residence Card is valid for five years.

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