When you move to Spain, you might be overwhelmed by all the paperwork that needs to be done. The good news is that we help you throughout the whole process and you save time and nerves. Thanks to our expertise in law, we have the know-how of all the procedures that you need to go through when you move to Spain. The two most common ones are obtaining NIE and resident status.
You might hear about NIE number even before you actually move to Spain, and if not, sooner or later someone is likely to ask for your NIE. NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjero) is the foreign identification number, which you need for a range of different purposes in Spain, such as for purchasing a property or a car. In a nutshell, any foreigner having something to do with Spain in social, professional or economic terms is required to obtain NIE. Even if you do not need it in the first place, having one is recommendable as it is sometimes required even for such commonplace actions as making an Internet or phone contract.
If you intend to stay in Spain for more than 90 days, in addition to obtaining your NIE you will need to apply for resident status. Regardless of whether you are a EU citizen or a non-EU citizen, or if some members in your family are EU members and others are not, we take care of all your paperwork.
Services for EU citizens
To obtain your NIE, we arrange the appointments and assist you with filling in forms and fee payment. We personally accompany you to the Immigration office (1 visit). Once you obtain your NIE, the number is permanent and there is no need to apply for it again.
In terms of your residency application, we offer consultation on requirements for residency and legal assessment. We arrange the appointments online, help you with form filling, fee payment and preparing all the necessary documents. If required, we hire translation services to get your original documents translated into Spanish. We also personally accompany you to the office.
Services for families with an EU member
If you are an EU national and have family members who are not, the Spanish legal system requires that prior to applying for resident status for the non-EU citizen, the EU citizen has to be already registered as a resident in Spain. There are separate immigration offices for EU and non-EU citizens.
We offer legal assessment and consultation on the requirements for registering non-EU family members. We also arrange your appointments online and assist with filling in the forms, paying the fee and preparing all the necessary documents (and hire translation services if required). We personally accompany you to the office.
After the non-EU citizen´s residency is approved (within 3 months; at present, the average is approximately a month), the next step is the residence card application for non-EU citizens. We book your appointments at the immigration office and assist with carrying out fee payment and filling in forms. We also offer a transportation service, that is, we pick you up and take you back, and personally accompany you at the immigration office (2 visits). After taking the fingerprints and completing the paperwork, the actual residence card is issued within a month, and has a validity of 5 years.
Services for non-EU citizens
Non-EU nationals arriving on visa are obliged to complete their residency process by obtaining a residence card. We take care of the booking of appointments and assist you with carrying out fee payment and filling in forms. We offer transportation service and personally accompany you to the office (2 visits). After completing the application process, the actual residence card is issued within a month.
The initial residence permits for non-EU nationals are valid for 1 year. We offer assistance in renewing residency. The renewal process can be initiated at the earliest 2 months before the expiry date and at the latest 3 months after it. We offer consultation on requirements for the renewal and legal assistance. As with other services, we arrange the appointments and assist you with form filling, fee payment and document preparation. We also get your original documents translated into Spanish if required and personally accompany you to the immigration office.