I'm a British citizen and my wife is Filipina. She received a visa so that she can come and join me in Spain and live here with me, as is her right as the spouse of an EU citizen.
She made it clear in her application that she was applying for a visa for residence but the visa she was given is a Type C Schengen Visa. From what I can see this is a short-term visa and she would need a Type D for residence.
I know that it doesn't matter once she's in the country as she can apply for her Resident's Card but I'm worried that they're not going to let her fly or enter at the border with a Type C visa if she doesn't have proof that she's returning to the Philippines after 90 days.
I contacted the embassy when she was first issued the visa and they confirmed it was the correct type. However, she was advised by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (basically the Filipino government agency for people who are emigrating) that it was a tourist visa and she was unlikely to be able to enter Spain without providing proof of return flights and all that. I contacted the embassy again to triple check and they again confirmed that she had the right visa type, but really I'm not sure I trust what they say as they messed us around a bit with her visa application and didn't follow the law properly.
Is this normal for a visa for family reunification for the spouse of an EU citizen? Is it possible she'll have any problems flying on a Type C visa when she isn't intending to return after 90 days?
Any help or advice with would be much appreciated.