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RESIDENCE OF A FAMILY MEMBER OF AN EU CITIZEN IN SPAIN
Residence as an EU family member in Spain can be granted to foreign partners of EU citizens or unmarried and unregistered Spanish partners, so we thought it would be a good idea to talk about the EU family member residence procedure.
As its name indicates, the EU family member residency is a residency to which family members of a Spanish citizen or of another country of the European Union (EU) or of another signatory country of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, who have not acquired the nationality of one of these countries, may opt for by right. If the family member is going to reside in Spain for a period of more than three months, he/she must apply for and obtain a Union citizen's family card.residencia de comunitario
RESIDENCE OF A NON-EU FAMILY MEMBER IN SPAIN
Residence in Spain due to family reunification
Family reunification is the immigration procedure by means of which a non-European citizen with a residence permit in Spain can bring his or her family members to the country; granting them a residence and work permit.reagrupación familiar
Residence in Spain due to exceptional circumstances
Residence for exceptional circumstances is the aliens' procedure by means of which a non-European citizen without a residence permit in Spain, in an irregular situation, can opt for residence and work in Spain.
- Arraigo laboral. Work rootsIf you have been in Spain for at least two years and can prove an employment relationship of at least one year.
- Arraigo social. Social roots. If you have been in Spain for at least three years, have a work contract and accredit family ties with other resident foreigners or present a social integration report issued by the town hall where you live.
- Arraigo familiar. Family roots. If you are the child of a Spanish father or mother.