No matter if you hold a residence permit or Spanish nationality, we have some good news. You can now bring your relatives to Spain and get them a residence and work permit. And you can do it easily! In this article we will explain everything you need to know so you can do it. We will go over the main documents and requirements for the residence visa for family reunification in Spain.
You will learn how to bring your parents, children, spouse (and any other relative you have).
What is the family reunification visa in Spain?
The family reunification is the legal immigration procedure by which any foreigner who lives in Spain with his or her renewed residence card can bring his or her relatives to the country with her. In that way, she can easily grant them a residence and work permit.
Although we will analyze each and every one of the requirements in detail throughout this guide, there is one that is of special importance.
With the first residence card you obtain once you have landed in Spain, you cannot opt for this procedure. Neither you can apply for the family reunification with the card obtained through any of the different types of arraigo.
You will just be able to apply for the family reunion visa once you have your residence permit renewed.
This means that you have lived in Spain for one year, you obtained your residence permit, and you can legally live in the country for an additional year.
New law and other regulations
This procedure is regulated by the Immigration Law 4/2000 and by the Royal Decree 557/2011.
However, in the case that the applicant is a member of an EU country, the process is regulated by the Royal Decree 240/2017.
What these regulations establish is that you can bring your family to Spain under a legal status, so they will be able to live and work in the country without having to apply for any type of additional residence permit.
Finally, it is worth noting that in 2015 a modification is introduced to include a larger number of family members to bring. This is what is known as extended family (which we will see later), and will allow you to regroup any type of relative, even if he or she is not in the first line of consanguinity.
Which are the family members you can bring to Spain?
Once you know if you are eligible to regroup, you must consider which are the relatives you can bring to Spain.
As a foreigner who holds a residence permit in the country, you can apply for the family reunification residence visa for:
- Your parents: father and mother
- Your spouse or civil partner
- The parents of your spouse/civil partner (your mother and father in law)
- Your son or daughter provided that they are under 18 years old
- Children of your spouse/civil partner (putative children)
We will now discover how to bring each of these relatives to the country. Depending on the relative, some documents will be required, so we will note them down them in each section.
In addition, we will also analyze in which cases you can bring other relatives not included in this list.
Do you have any doubts so far? Then ask anything to our immigration lawyers here and get an instant answer:
How to bring your parents
We will start with the most complex case of the three: bringing your father or mother to Spain.
Why is it the most complicated? Because there are a series of extra requirements that you will have to fulfill:
- First of all, it is important that your father or mother is over 65 years old.
- Second, you must demonstrate that they really need to start living with you and you need to take care of them. For exmaple if, because of their age, they must have someone by their side. If they are in full physical condition or have full faculties it won’t be possible.
- It’s necessary to show that they depend economically on you. This is proven by showing money transfers that you have made to them and how you have been in charge of their bills and expenses for the last few months.
- Finally, it is necessary for the applicant (foreigner in Spain) to have a long-term card in order to be able to regroup them. In other words, you must have lived in Spain for at least 5 years.
In this case, the document that proves the family bond and therefore the document you must submit during the application is the birth certificate.
It is also possible to regroup the parents of your husband or wife (your in-laws). The requirements are exactly the same, but you must also provide your marriage certificate.
How to bring your partner or spouse
You can regroup your civil partner (“pareja de hecho”) as well as your husband or wife as long as the marriage is registered in the Civil Registry.
And that will be the document to present: either the marriage certificate or the civil union registration certificate.
Thus, as you can see, both marriage and legal partnerships are two viable options for obtaining residency in Spain. Which is better? Here is an article in which we deal with the main differences between the two types of marital relations.
In addition, you will have to show that it is not a convenience marriage. In order to prove that you can use, for example, the joint census or rental contract in which both of you are registered.
How to bring your children
Finally, the third group of relatives you can regroup: your children.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that they cannot be more than 18 years old. The birth certificate will again be the probative document.
In the following sections we will see how to regroup children over 18 and 21.
Perhaps you’ve read the last few sections and haven’t found the relatives you really want to regroup. But there is an alternative that can make it possible, the reunification of the extended family.
This type of reunion can only be carried out by foreigners with Spanish nationality or from any other country within the European Union.
And it allows you to bring to Spain:
- Brothers and sisters
- Children over 21
- Your partner if you haven’t registered the relationship
- Any other family member with a recognized and sufficiently serious disability
In addition, another requirement for bringing to Spain any of the relatives of the extended family is that they must be economically dependent on the relative in Spain and they must be responsible for the relative in the country of origin. Money transfers must have taken place in the last 12-24 months, and the applicant must be paying all her expenses.
Family Reunion under the Community Regime
There is a special case we should take into consideration, the case in which the individual who would like to bring his or her family already is a Spanish national (has Spanish citizenship). Even though it is commonly given that name, in fact we are talking about the visa as a family member of an EU citizen.
And you shouldn’t confuse this process with the extended family one. Although both options require Spanish nationality, with community regrouping we can only regroup parents, in-laws, children, and couple/spouse.
In this case, the conditions regarding which family members can join the applicant are a bit softer and will favor you.
Firstly, your relatives will get a community card; and not a regular residence and work permit.
In the case that you would like your children or the children of your spouse to join you in Spain, the maximum age permitted is extended, in this case, until 21 years old (vs the 18-year limit we mentioned before).
Now you can completely understand the importance and the benefits of having the Spanish citizenship. You will be able to bring all your family (children up to 21 years old) and your extended family provided that you maintain that person economically.
Therefore, if you have lived in Spain during the required years with a residence permit, we really recommend you to apply for the Spanish nationality. The effort will pay off its benefits!
Requirements for the family reunion visa
Let’s now see what the main requirements are for bringing your family to Spain as a foreigner.
Nationality of the foreigner in Spain
We must emphasize that the family reunion is designed for non-European citizens only. If you are from an EU or EEA country or from Switzerland, you must apply for the visa as a family member of a European citizen.
Minimum residency time spent in the country
You can only start the application procedure when you have lived legally in Spain for one year with your residence permit and have renewed it for the first time.
In addition, you must be a resident of Spain. It is not possible to carry out the process if you reside in any other country.
monetary part is one of the most important requirements for this procedure.
In this case, it will be necessary to demonstrate that the applicant has sufficient funds or economic means to maintain the applicant once he/she enters Spain; and that the applicant does not have sufficient means to live without the economic aid of the foreigner in Spain.
How can you demonstrate that?
First of all, let’s analyze the situation of the main applicant (foreigner in Spain). He must ensure that the economic means accredited to the Immigration Office are stable over time. That is, demonstrating that he will have this source of income, at least, during the following year after the application process.
- If you have a work permit and work for a company, you must present the contract plus the last six payslips.
- If you are self-employed, a corporate income tax return is required.
- 150% of the IPREM is required for the first family member. In the case of regrouping more than one, you must add 50% to this amount for the extra family member.
- The employment history report, which is granted by the Social Security
- The last income tax return (IRPF)
Warning. If your job contract is gonna expire in one month, you shouldn’t try to apply for the family reunification. Why? Because you need to show some stability. Your job contract must last, minimum, for another year (preferably if it is regarded as indefinite).
In order to prove that the reunited relative depends economically on the one regrouping him or her:
- She must present bank accounts certificates in which it is clearly seen how the one in Spain sends money to the foreigner, apart from maintaining her daily expenditures.
- Showing how the foreigner in Spain pays him/her any type of important expense. For example, if we want to regroup a child, we must show how the father (who will regroup him), pays the university or school.
The family member that is joining you in Spain can use welfare benefits, like social security, to accredit the minimum means that must be possessed to maintain them.
Another requirement that the immigration office will analyze is the house in which the regrouped person will start living.
In this sense, you will have to prove that this house has enough quality conditions for both members (and other people who live in that same place) to live in dignity and with guaranteed minimums.
How can you prove it? You will ask for an adequate housing report to the town hall of the city or village in which you live. Among other things, this report takes into account how big the house is, how many people live in it, its state, how many rooms it has, and so on.
Demonstrating the kinship bond
Of course, another requirement is to prove that the relative we bring to Spain is really a relative of ours. We have already seen what these specific documents are according to the family member. But to summarize, the two most common documents are the birth certificate (to bring children and parents); and the marriage certificate (for spouse).
Private health insurance
In those cases in which the applicant does not work, private medical insurance is required with total coverage in Spanish territory, without deficiencies or co-payments, for the relative that we are bringing to the country.
If the foreigner in Spain works, that won’t be necessary. He already has Social Security, which includes his husband/wife or children.
Finally, there are other general requirements (and present in any other Spanish immigration procedure) that you must comply with:
- Not having criminal background records during the last 5 years
- You cannot find yourself in an irregular situation in the Spanish territory
- The person to be reunited must be in the country of origin at the time of starting with the application
Process and legal steps
Let’s now review the legal process, step by step, that both you (foreigner in Spain) and the family member who will join you must follow.
But first we will answer one of the most frequent asked questions.
Visa processing time
As we will see in detail below, the process of family reunification, from beginning to end, takes around 4-5 months. However, the exact period will depend on how long it takes to prepare and gather all the documentation; and how long it takes to get an appointment with the immigration office.
The Spanish resident initiates the application at the Immigration Office
The individual who already has a residence and work permit in Spain should be the one who starts the procedure. He or she will initiate the application process with the Foreigners Office.
She will need to submit the documentation pointed out before. But remember, there is no need to legally certify these documents in this step.
Within 45 days from that moment, she will receive a response. If that is not the case, and no response is received during that time period, the procedure will be regarded as denied (due to administrative silence).
If the response to the application is positive, the individual who we are bringing to Spain (spouse, children, parents), has 2 months to solicit the visa.
Getting the visa by the foreigner at the Spanish consulate
The relative living in his country of origin must request the Spanish visa at the Spanish consulate located in his or her origin country or there where he usually lives. Here is where all the documents must be legally certified.
The consulate will send a response within 2 months. Once the response is received, the applicant has two months to grab the visa. In the case of being under 18 years old, it will be a legal representative of the one in charge of the collection.
Entering Spain and getting the residency card
Then, with the visa collected, the joining relative will have 3 months to travel to Spain. Once landed, he or she has just one month to solicit the TIE (on the Police Office).
This is a really simple step in which an application form must be summited, along with the payment of the corresponding fee. The police will take the fingerprints of the foreigner and give him the residency card.
As with any other residence permit, providing the right documentation will be crucial for a successful application. In this case, if you would like to bring a family member to Spain through the family reunification process, you should make sure to bring the documents we will now see.
To make things easier for you, we have divided them into the three phases of the process. As soon as the foreigner in Spain starts the procedure at the immigration office, he or she will have to contribute:
- Copy of your passport
- Copy of your residence permit
- Photocopy of the passport of the family member that is gonna join you in Spain
- A document that accredits your kinship bond. In this case, if you would like your spouse to join you, you should provide the marriage certificate. If you are willing to bring your children, his or her birth certificate will be needed.
- Adequate housing information, which is emitted by the City Hall from the location in which you live regularly. In some Spanish regions, like in the case of Catalonia, the emission of that document depends on the regional government, the Generalitat the Cataluña. Therefore you should get it from that institution.
- Documentation accrediting sufficient economic resources (mentioned in previous sections).
- Private health insurance.
You should bear in mind that, as we will see in the procedure part, you, as the individual who is already in Spain, don’t need to certify any of the documents. Legal certification of the papers must be done just by the regrouped family member in his or her home country.
- The national visa application form
- Criminal background records, properly legalized or apostilled
- Medical certificate proving that you do not suffer from any serious illness recognized in the regulations and which would make entry impossible
- Documentation proving the family ties with the applicant
Once the foreigner enters Spain with his visa, to obtain the TIE or residence card, the applicant must carry with him:
- Card photos (color)
- A document certifying he or she has already paid the required fee
- EX-17 model filled out
How to renew this residence permit
The authorization of residence and work obtained under this process will allow the relative to live for one year in Spain. However, if he wants to stay in the country after that period comes to an end, he will have to renew the residence permit (not the visa).
The renewal is carried out in the foreigner’s office that corresponds according to the region in which he lives (within Spain).
And it is done during the 60 days before the expiration of the card and the 90 days after its expiration. So you must keep these dates in mind.
Under what requirements? Basically he must show that all the requirements that were asked for the initial application still hold true. After making an appointment with the immigration office and presenting the documentation for the renewal, the administration will have 3 months to issue a response. If no response is received after this period, the application will be understood as approved by positive administrative silence.
Let us guide you: immigration lawyers for the family reunification visa application
Bringing your family relatives to Spain is really simple. You already know the documents you need to submit and which are the requirements.
Nevertheless, the legal process can be a bit complex, especially in regards to all the documents you need to fill out. That is why we want to help you. Our immigration lawyer team has helped over 1000 clients worldwide to legally start their new life in Spain. And we would like to be the ones who make it easy for your family too.
Therefore, if you are willing to apply for the family reunion and bring your relatives to Spain, let us be your reliable immigration solicitors. We will manage the whole legal procedure for you, step by step, so you don’t need to worry.
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I WANT TO BRING MY FAMILY TROUGH THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION VISA
Hello, my daughter was approved for reagrupación but is having trouble getting her documents ready for a consular appointment within the 2 month time limit from approval notification. Mainly, the background check is very slow! Can she or I request an extension so she has more time to organize her papers? Thank you.
In that case, we would really recommend you to directly contact one of our lawyers, as depending on the exact situation we can do something so she has more time. We will be glad to help at [email protected]. Thanks a lot!
hello i want to bring my mother in spain she is in pakistan i live here with my husband n 2 kids we have residency n one kid has nationality of spain i dont work i depend on my husband plz let me know can i bring my mother here on residence visa?
In order to bring your mother, you need a minimum of 5 years of living legally in Spain. In that case, and as long as she is over 65 years old and you can demonstrate that she depends economically on you, you would be able to bring her to the country.
Good day, I am Villy Christian Andersersen, I am a danish citizen, and i move here in Philippines for almost 6 years since June 1,2013 I have my residence permit here, my wife is filipina we have 2 kids our eldest is 14 years old she is my step daughter she used family name of my wife but she is with us living, our second child is 7 years old he is our son,
We plan to migrate in spain with my wife and my step daughter and son we need some advise of what shall we do, hope you can helpe us….. Thank you so much
For sure, we will contact you via email as soon as possible in order to provide further assistance.
Thank you very much for reaching out to us!
My husband is Peruvian and I know that citizens of countries of spanish origin can get citizenship after living in Spain for two years. I am german so I have eu citizenship and therefor I can bring him with me to Spain to live. Through this method can he still get citizenship after we have lived in Spain for two years? Or is more required?
Yes, exactly. He can apply for a residence permit as you family member (since you are EU citizen). After 2 years with this residence permit he can apply for the spanish citizenship.
If you want more information you can contact us [email protected]
Hi, i am a US citizen married to an EU citizen, who is living in spain, i would like to joun my husband in dpain. Since im US citizen, do i still need to apply for a visa?
If your husband meets the requirements we explained on this blog post, you can apply for the family reunification procedure in order to get a legal authorization to live and work in Spain.
For any other doubt do not hesitate to contact us!
Hi! I am Grace, a filipino citizen married to a spanish citizen.We have 2 daughters (2 yrs old). I am living here in spain for 5 years now, and will renewing my residence permit this year. After that, I would like to bring my parents here in spain to join me.. I don’t have a work and my husband now is receicing disability pension and we have a automovile shop that is currently rented by other pension. Would there be any possibility that i can bring my parents here without any problem??
Will i am capable to apply for a residence visa for them or it should be my husband who will appy for them to join us here??
As your situation is really concrete, our lawyers would need to analyze your case in more depth in order to give you an answer. For that, we would really appreciate if you could send us an email at [email protected] so we can start as soon as possible.
Thanks for reaching out to us!
My wife submitted her application for visa more than four months now , some months ago she was called to come for a dna test because she’s coming with my little daughter, in which I also received a letter here to go for a DNA test, I have repeatedly called the provided number to book a date but all to no avail, the letter vividly states the test is voluntary, I wrote the Spanish embassy twice they refused to acknowledge my emails neither did they reply, am in a fix and I don’t know what next to do.
Send us an email at [email protected] and one of our lawyers will personally solve the situation for you.
OI am South African. My daughter is married to a Spanish citizen and lives in Spain. My husband and I do not want to move to Spain permanently but would like to visit for 6 months at a time. Would that be possible to do?
Tourist visas are up to 3 months, so you won’t be able to stay for that long without a residence authorization. If you send us an email we will try to find a solution! 🙂
Hi…my husband is Spanish citizen. He wants to apply for me and my daughter.my daughter was born before our marriage.Do we need to apply here in bangladesh or my husband can apply from Spain for us???
Your husband should be the one who starts the procedure, and he must do it while in Spain. If he needs legal assistance in the whole process, he can contact us at [email protected], we will guide you all in the application.
Thanks a lot for reaching out to us!
hi! my daughter is a spanish citizen (and colombian). I am her mother, 60 years old, a us citizen and also a colombian citizen. can my daughter apply for a visa for me, and my spouse? we are financially independent.
Yes! Your daughter can start the family reunification procedure. If you need help and guidance with the application process, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected], we will be glad to help!
thanks for answer – how long does the process take, and can she bring in my spouse as well? and what are your rates for this procedure.
finally do you recommend this reunification process over me applying for a one year non working visa to include my spouse? maybe you can give rates for both processes. and tell us what is best. or if we need a consultation, we’d be happy to pay for one. thanks
We will contact you in order to provide further details.
Hi I was applying for my husband and daughter to come here in Spain.
I still waiting for almost 2 months. I send all there documents since 12-06-19?
Please let me know how long it will take the processing period.
For family re-grouping?Thank you so much
The immigration office can take up to 3 months to provide with a response, and if they haven’t after that period, due to administrative silence the application is denied.
Job contact indifinito its important? 3 0r 6 month contact it’s not enough?? & six month payroll its continuing if there one month break & start again there is any problem
Of course, if the contract is “indefinido” is much better! But if that is not the case, it must be for a minimum of one year from the moment in which you apply onwards.
Hello is it possible for me to bring my sister in spain although they are above 18 yrs of age with my renewed residence card.? Is it possible that they can stay here legally with show money.? Please let me know
In the case that you are a European Union citizen, you can bring your sister, provided that she is not older than 21 years old. If you are a non-EU citizen, unfortunately, you won’t be able to start with this procedure.
Nevertheless, send us an email at [email protected] in order to check if we could do anything in your situation.
Hi… I’m Donald by name and I have submitted all my documents for the past 2weeks… How long does it take for the visa to be out so I can go meet my wife ?
The response can take up to 45 days. If after that time period you hadn’t received any answer, then the application is regarded as successful.
For any other doubt do not hesitate to contact us.
Hello how can I bring my sister,,? and my son he is 22 yrs old if is possible can I bring them if I am residence in Spain
As you will be able to find in this article, you can’t bring your sister to Spain throughout this process.
If my mother obtained her Spanish nationality after living there for 15 years, can she sponsor her children if they are above 18 to live with her in Spain?
If she has Spanish nationality, the procedure will be possible just if her children are not older than 21 years old.
Hope we have solved your doubt!
Hi I am Haresh Raheja staying in india my daughter is staying in Spain since more than 15 years and holding spainish passport I want to stay with my daughter because my son in law passed away in December 2018 how can I apply from India reunification family visa, please let me know
Hi Haresh, as we would you to analyze more in-depth your family situation, please send us an email at [email protected] with more details, we will be glad to help!
My husband has spainish nationality he apply his family (wife two kids)what is ur process after submit paper how i check my husband submit paper or not? Plz help me
It is much better if you send us an email at [email protected] as we would need more info and to talk with you in order to guide you step by step.
Thanks a lot!
Hi my name is Rony Saha..um. British citizen and I live in Uk.. I am Planning to move in Spain.. I am wondering once I move into Spain can I bring parents and my brothers from Bangladesh to Spain with his wife as he is married..they are non eu citizen..if there is a possibility pls let me know
You can just bring your parents (provided that you meet the requirements mentioned in this blog post), but not your brothers.
For anything else you may need, we are here to help!
I am a Belgian citizen who is moving to Spain in my own villa.
As I have a young child, I would need my parents, who have the Russian Nationality to join me. ( I am separated).
My parents do have their own pension.
How can we get this done?
The best way would be to come to Spain with a non-lucrative residence visa in that situation.
My elder brother in Spain having permit residency card can he call me in spain
We would need to analyze your situation into detail.
For that, please send us an email at [email protected]
I have an urgent question about the reunifucation process.
Send us an email at [email protected] and we will answer you as soon as possible!
Thanks a lot.
Ho my name is manhil ole and i have tarjeta comunitario can i sponser my parents on this card. Just recieved my card a month ago it permits me to live and work here for 5 years and after that i m eligible to apply nationality. I have a job.
As you are not the European Union citizen, but the one who obtained the permit trough one, it must be your partner the one who initiates the procedure for your parents.
I would like to ask if im qualify to get my husband here in Spain.
I am working legally here for 1 year and renewed my residence card.
Hope to hear from you!
Thank a lot😊
Yes, as long as you are married, yes!
What if im just renting a room from my sister in law, the housing will be a credible one to get my brother?
You can’t bring your sister in law using this permit. As you can read on one of the sections in this article, you can just bring your ascendants and descendants to Spain.
Hope we have solved your doubts,
hi I have my brother in Pakistan , his age 28 years but 18 years I sending money he indepent with me, can I apply visa for my brother I want to bring my br Spain, I am spaisnh citizen ship
Unfortunately, this process does not work for brothers/sisters; just for parents, children and your spouse/civil partner.
Can my brother bring me in spain if he have spanish natinoity ?
Under the extended family procedure, yes; even though the process is quite complex and difficult.
i have Spanish citizenship and i want to bring my brother here in Spain He is 25 years old .Please tell me about the process for his visa .May i bring him or not? kindly inform me
Unfortunately, you can’t bring your brother with the family reunification procedure.
You should first become a Spanish citizen, and then he would be able to get the permit as a family member of an EU citizen.
On the other hand, he can also apply for any of the permits available provided that he meets the right conditions.
The best thing would be to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers so we can discuss the situation and define the best path for your brother to come to Spain.
Thank you for the helpful information! I am an American on a “residence visa exempt from requesting a work permit” in Spain. If my husband joins me on a family reunification visa, will he be able to legally work? Or, would he still require the same process I had to go through with an employee contract etc?
First of all, your husband can only join you after you get your 2-year residence card. With the initial one, you can’t initiate the process.
Furthermore, usually, if you requested for that, your husband would also get the same regime you have right now, meaning he will only be able to realize the same job you are doing in Spain.
What actually is the TIE, I can’t see any reference to it.
The TIE (“tarjeta identificación del extranjero”) is the physical card in which you get your NIE printed (the foreigner’s ID number). That TIE also details which is your type of permit in the country.
Hope that helps!
Hello my name is chukwudi I’m 16 year old my brother stays and works in Spain is my legal guardian am i included in those he can he bring to Spain with a family reunion visa?
Unfortunately not, this process does not work for brothers/sisters.
Hi I am Ahmed
My brother Have spainsh Nationality.. if i deponds on him !! Can he bring me in spain ?
Unfortunately no, that is not possible.
And what is legal duration of stay in Spain (how many days we r above to live in Spain with this visa)
This permit allows you to live 1 year in Spain, but you can renew it afterwards.
What is the legal stay (how many days i am able to stay in spain)
90 days with a tourist visa
Hi my Name is Loukmaan i am a south African i live and worked in spain now for just over 1 year and currently in the process of renewing my residency card for two years more im an entertainer in the canary islands and currently working for an production company. I would love my wife and 2 daughter whos is less then 2 years old to join me until my work ends in spain witch would be in the next 3 or 5 years i want my kids to knoe there dad as i haven’tseen them in a year. Is a family Reunification visa possible in my situation? Im abit worried about finance as i don’t know what your salary needs to be ect.
Yes, it is completely possible. Send us an email at [email protected] and we will help you out!
I’m a citizen of Spain living in the US. I’m planing on moving to Spain with my American wife in 2020. Does she needs to request a Resident visa to go with me or can she apply for the Family Reunification? Can we go with a One Way ticket or would she need a Round Trip in order to enter Spain?
If you are already married and you are a Spanish citizen, a family member of an EU citizen visa would be a much better option.
You need to demonstrate you have been living together for the whole previous year, and can do the whole process in less than 3 months without leaving the country.
Hi my brothers is a british National but living in spain with a spanish residency Which he only got this month. but he wants to call his partner and daughter to spain From India.
Good news is his daughter has a british passport already so the issue is only for his wife as she has an Indian passport so i wanted to know is it a long process or fairly quick and will you able to help
The process is right now delayed, so it may take longer than usual. Nevertheless, we can help with that. You just need to send us an email at [email protected].
I am Vivek, I am from India. My younger sister is in Spain. She has a long term Residence permit visa. Can I apply for a Extended family Reunification VISA in Spain. Kindly let me know if I am eligible. I have around 10 years of work experience in IT.
The extended family option is just for European Union citizens, so as you are from India, that wouldn’t be possible. If you have 10 years experience in IT you should try to get a work permit as a highly qualified worker, as it will be the ideal option for you. You can find more info about this permit here: https://balcellsgroup.com/work-permit-as-a-highly-skilled-professional/
Helo sir,my name is Sunday going to two month now that i surmited documents for family reunión in spanish embassy in Nigeria and up till now i dont heard anthing.
Send us an email at [email protected] so one of our lawyers can check the reason as the consulate/embassy has 2 months to submit their response, so you should have it by now.
Helo sir,my name is Sunday going to two month and three weeks now that i surmited documents for family reunión in spanish embassy in Nigeria and up till now will didnt hear Anything please can you help me to ask what is happend.thanks
Hi, how long should a person be married or have be a “pareja de hecho “ before start the application process to bring the spouse to Spain? I have Portuguese citizenship and plan to move to Spain and have my Chilean boyfriend moving as well, so we would get marry or get a civil union to do so. Could we do that in Spain or better do it in Portugal or Chile?
Camila, in that case, bear in mind that you are talking about the family member of an EU citizen permit (not family reunification which is what this article is about). And it depends on the region in which you register the civil partnership. For example, in Catalonia, it is just required that you two are registered together on the same address. But in other areas of Spain it can be required up to 2 years of living together.
Good evening.. My Dad has been in Palma de Mallorca, Spain for more than 10 years and he has residence permit.. And he’s working in a company.
I am his son.. Can he bring me to Spain through family reunification?
Also I have a brother who is 22 years old.. Can our Dad also bring him to Spain?
The family reunification procedure does not work for children over 18 years old. Nevertheless, if your dad gets Spanish citizenship, then if may be possible!
Hi, I am planning to bring my parents to Spain under family reunification. I am a British citizen married to a Spanish citizen and we live in Spain. All points are ok except that my parents are not dependent on me over the last full year as my father was working before but recently retired. Hence, the circumstances have changed and they need my support. They are both over 65 and from Sri Lanka. Can I apply this visa for them? Thanks in advance.
Sam, it will be a crucial requirement that they have been dependant on you for the past year.
Hmm. ok. Thanks. In that case, I will have to apply for it next year.
Thank you for the detailed and helpful information on your blog!
We’re a family of 4 and are US citizens. The children (under age 10) are both US and EU citizens (My wife was an EU citizen but had to give it up when she became US citizen.) We’re planning to live in Spain for 2-3 years. We are not planning to work in Spain. We have sufficient economic funds to support the family of 4 for 5 years. We plan to have Spanish private health insurance while living in Spain.
My question is: since our children are EU citizens (but we live in the USA), do we qualify for “Spanish residence Visa for family member of an EU citizen?”
Eric, according to your situation, it would be much better to go for the non-lucrative visa, as it will be easier for all of you. If you send us an email at [email protected] we will provide further details!