Immigration Lawyers

in Barcelona

Personalized legal assistance for

an effortless immigration process

balcells group accio

You are in the right place for all your immigration needs

Are you planning to start living in Spain? Do you want to work, invest, or start your business in the Spanish territory? Then you will need to get your residence permit. And we can help you get it FAST. With over 40 years of experience as immigration lawyers in Spain and more than 1800 satisfied clients, we are now determined to help you out.

Whether you are a European Union citizen or a Non-EU resident, we can help you with any issue related to immigration to Spain:

Personalized legal assistance

Through our consultations (online or at our offices), we will analyze your situation to define the best permit or visa for you, and explain the required steps to obtain it.

We will help you get your visa or permit

Our specialized immigration lawyer team will manage the whole legal procedure – from obtaining your NIE number to any possible modifications or renewals.

All your legal doubts quickly solved

Our lawyers will answer all your questions along the way so that you enjoy an effortless process. We will even help with related tax, real estate, business, & civil doubts. 

Our lawyers are ready to meet your needs

We speak English, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, French, and Russian

Let’s make things happen!

    How we can help you

    • Spanish Passport. Are you Iberoamerican, Andorran, Portuguese, Filipino, or from Equatorial Guinea? Then you should know how simple it is for you to obtain the Spanish nationality, which will make it really easy for you to live in the country.
    • Work Permit. Do you have a job offer? Then you can start living legally in Spain. Start working in Spain as a Highly Qualified Professional (HQP) or through the Entrepreneur Visa.
    • Retire in Spain. If you would like to retire to Spain with your family, we can help you establish in the country
    • Invest or Start Your Business. We will guide you step-by-step so that you can fulfill your business and investment goals, including expert tax advice.
    living in Barcelona as a foreigner
    spanish immigration lawyer
    • NIE number. We can help you get both the temporary and the EU NIE really fast
    • Investor Visa (Golden Visa). Invest more than €500,000 in Spanish Real Estate
    • Student Visa. Conduct research or study at a Spanish university
    • Non-Lucrative Visa. Reside in Spain with no economic purpose
    • Freelance or Self-employed Visa. Offer your services as an independent professional
    • Family Reunification. Bring your relatives to Spain with you (spouse, children, and parents)
    • Family Member of an EU Citizen Visa. Including civil partnership or marriage registration
    • Digital Nomad Visa. Start working remotely from Spain with great tax advantages

    Our Barcelona Team

    Our Barcelona Team

    Our Barcelona Team

    Our Barcelona Team

    Our Barcelona Team

    Our Barcelona Team

    Our Office

    We are comfortably located at the heart of Barcelona, and open for consultations online or in person.

    Immigration lawyer spain cost
    Best Immigration Lawyers in Spain

    Our Offices

    Spain Immigration Service
    Immigration Lawyers Spain Reviews

    We are comfortably located in the heart of Barcelona for easy access. We’re open from Monday to Friday for consultations online or face-to-face. Schedule a meeting with one of our lawyers.

    Best Immigration Lawyers in Spain
    Spain immigration website

    What our clients think about us

    Frequently asked questions about moving to Spain 

    What is the NIE number in Spain?

    The NIE number is the basic identification number any foreigner needs in Spain. It is the first thing you need to get once you enter into the country with your visa before getting your residence permit. No matter what legal procedure you do (buying a property, starting your own company, opening a bank account, etc.) you will need the NIE. 

    There are two types of NIE: the resident NIE, for EU citizens and Non-EU citizens. The non-resident NIE is for both non-EU citizens and for European Union ones who will be in Spain for less than 3 months. 

    What is the difference between the NIE and TIE?
    This is a really frequent question among expats who are planning to move to Spain. On one hand you have the NIE, which is the specific number you are assigned so you can be identified in the country as a foreigner. And then you have the TIE, which is the card that contains the NIE. This means that, whereas the NIE is a number, the TIE is a plastic card. You’re NIE would be on your TIE. 
    How can I get a work permit in Spain?
    There are different options in order to get a permit that allows you to work in the country:

    • You can get a work permit provided that you find a job offer that is inside the Spanish shortage occupation list. In that case, it will be your future employer who initiates the legal procedure while you remain in your origin country. 
    • Find a job offer as a highly qualified professional, which means that the position pays more than 40.000€ per year and is as a manager. 
    • Open your own company with the entrepreneur visa, if your project is really innovative and will create employment in the country. 
    How can I get the permanent residency?

    Once you have lived in Spain with your residence permit for 5 consecutive years, without leaving the country for too long, you will be allowed to get the permanent residency easily. This physical card must be renewed every 5 years, but the permit’s duration is indefinite. Nevertheless, you must take into consideration that the years lived under the student visa will count half for the permanent residency, and won’t count for Spanish citizenship.

    How long does it take to get the Spanish citizenship?

    If you would like to get the Spanish nationality and have the same rights as any other Spanish citizen, it is required from you to have stayed in the country for 10 years, interruptedly. Nevertheless, there are a few exemptions. If you are from Portugal, Philippines, Andorra, Equatorial Guinea or any country in Latin America, you can easily get the Spanish citizenship after two years in Spain. Furthermore, there are other options, like citizenship by marriage, that just requires you to be in Spain for one year.

    Can I take my family with me to Spain?

    Yes. On one hand, many permits in Spain like the golden visa or the non-lucrative residency allow you do a joint application. This means that you can get a work and residence permit both for you and your family, just with your application. But, on the other hand, you can also opt for the process called family reunification, in which you can bring your family to Spain provided that you already live in Spain legally. 

    How can I become legal if I have been living in Spain without a visa?

    If you have been living in Spain illegally for 3 years, you can regularize your situation under the procedure called arraigo social. Furthermore, if you have just been in Spain for 2 years but you worked during the last 6 months, the arraigo laboral will be the right procedure for you. If you need help with this, just send us an email and our specialized immigration lawyers will be glad to help you out. 

    Do you have any other doubts? Then let us solve them! Our immigration attorneys will answer all your questions, FAST!

    We Can Also Help You With:

    Tax Lawyers Service Spain
    Real Estate Lawyers Service
    Business Lawyers Service

    Book an appointment with our lawyers

    3.4/5 (32 Reviews)