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Documents and formalities – Spain

Updated : 15/04/2014

Having a residence card issued for your non-EU family members


Residence card for non-EU family members

If your family members are not EU nationals, but come to live with you in Spain for longer than 3 months, they must apply for an EU national family member card.

They must do this at an office of the Central Register or a police station - no later than 3 months after arriving in Spain.

Documents to produce

  • Valid passport
  • Partner/spouse - proof of the family link
  • Children over 21 - proof they are your dependant(s)
  • Children under 21, not living in Spain - proof of the family link or that they are your dependant(s)
  • Parents/grandparents - proof they are your dependant(s)

Residence cards are valid for 5 years.

More details - Ministry of Employment & Social Security .

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