Spanish Residence Permit

Are you planning to live, work or study in Spain? The chances are that you will need a Spanish residence permit in order to do so, so it is best to be aware of the variety of permits and visas and why you may need one to avoid any difficulties whilst carrying out your errands in Spain.

Working in Spain

In most cases, you will have to have a job lined up before you can apply for a Spanish residence permit. Typically if you live within the EU/EEA or Switzerland you will not need a visa in order to work in Spain. However, non-EU citizens generally will need to obtain a work permit to live and work in Spain, unless they are academics or scientists carrying out projects, or they have close family or relatives who have been living in Spain for more than a year. Some people look to come and work in Spain independently or as an ‘autonomo’. In this case the person in question will have to apply for a work permit from the Spanish embassy in their home country.

Golden Visa in Spain

If you are looking at investing more than €500,000 in real estate in Spain you will be entitled to a special Spanish residence permit called a Golden Visa.

Studying in Spain and Student Visas

Generally if you are from the EU/EEA you will not need a Spanish residence permit to come and study in Spain, however if you are not from these member states you will have to apply for a student visa. Before you are able to apply for this particular residence permit, you will need to be accepted on the course of your choice in order for your application to be accepted.Once you have been accepted on your course, you will need to go to the Spanish embassy in your home country and apply for the visa. Martin & Perez recommends that you apply for your visa 2-3 months before you plan to leave in order to give time to process your application in case there are any problems.

Why choose Martin & Perez for your Spanish residence permit?

Martin & Perez offers many benefits to all customers who need help with their Spanish residence permit, including over 20 years of experience, a dedicated English speaking team with a wealth of knowledge in law, competitive prices and a hands on approach making sure we always deliver results.

Martin & Perez have spent years, and solved numerous cases gaining the respect and trust of our clients.


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