Did you know that a relative of an EU resident can apply for a residence permit in Spain?duguech
If the application requirements to the residence as a family member of an European Union (EU) citizen are met, it’s possible to apply for a residence card in Spain, which has a validity of 5 years. To qualify, it’s necessary to reside in Spain accompanied by the citizen of the Union, in addition to having more than 3 months of stay in the country.
Prior to the application for residence, the EU Citizen must be duly documented with the certificate of registration under the EU Citizens Regulation. In addition, it’s important that family members have medical insurance – public or private – that provides a level of coverage similar to the one offered by the National Health System.
In case of having private insurance, before signing the contract, it’s vital to know the regime of deficiencies applicable by the insurance company.
It is also vital to establish the link between the family member and the citizen of the European Union and that the family relationship continues to be valid so that it can be documented, if requested. The documentation proving the relationship can be: literal birth certificate, literal marriage certificate, adoption certificate, death certificate, divorce decree, to mention a few.
*It should be noted that the rules of any of the countries listed and the procedures suggested might change at any time without notice.