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Status in Spain while holding a German residence permit

Ask a lawyer in Spain. From what you are writing, you had a permit which allowed you to live and work in Germany, and also to visit other Schengen countries for 90 days out of 180. Going to Spain to ...
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Status in Spain while holding a German residence permit

Since you don't mention any EU family members, I assume you had an Aufenthaltserlaubnis, a residence permit, rather than an Aufenthaltskarte, a residence card. Your 90/180 counter started when you ...
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Proving my identity while my passport is being renewed

Since you mention "working hours", have it delivered at work, ie with you and your company's name on it, allowing the receptionist to accept it. UKPA may ask you for a letter from senior officers of ...
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Marrying a British citizen, visiting England and moving to Canary Islands

As Greg Hewgill notes, you do not need a visa to enter the UK because you are a US citizen. For people who do normally require a visa, the Spanish residence permit will exempt them from that ...
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Working in another eu country as a non-eu spouse?

You cannot enjoy freedom of movement unless you are accomoanying or joining your EU family member. You therefore cannot get a Spanish residence permit under the freedom of movement regime unless your ...
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US citizen married to EU citizen retiring in Spain?

It is indeed fairly simple, though you'll need to keep in mind the documentary requirements. You'll need the passport of the non-EU spouse and the passport or national ID card of the EU spouse. You'...
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Will they revoke my student visa if I don't go to school?

I can't speak for Spain in particular but people taking student visas and then not attending school is regarded as a huge problem in the UK. Though actual numbers of people doing this are believed ...
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Buying a Spanish car in the UK before moving to Spain

The first problem after buying the car in the UK is that you probably need to register it with the Spanish authorities that you're the new legal owner. I'm not sure how complex that is in Spain (for ...
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UK Male and Japanese Female planning life in Spain. Where to marry and will it solve visa problems?

One possibility which might not have occurred to you is consular marriage. The UK no longer does consular weddings, but if the Japanese consulate does then Spain would consider a wedding performed at ...
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Does a family from the EU get the status of Familia Numerosa in Spain, if they live in Spain but are not Spanish citizens?

According to the one of the references in Wikipedia article you're linking to: Simplest case is that members of the family are Spanish nationals, or EU nationals, or EEA nationals, and they all are ...
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Moving to Spain with non-EU partner

Short version: yes, but not for a year. To summarise the official guidance about the right to reunion for non-EU citizens: The person who is already resident in Spain (i.e. you) must have sufficient ...
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How to convert a Spanish 90-day to a permanent visa for an EU family member?

Thanks to those who commented. The answer is: EU applies for residencia using form EX-18 at the local policia. Non-EU applies for Article 10 Resident Card using form EX-19 at Oficina de Extranjeria. ...
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US citizen expat with EU citizen wife and kids moving to the US- residence ans/or citizenship

You probably did not meet the conditions for transmitting US citizenship to a child born abroad, which, for a child born abroad to one US citizen parent and one alien parent after 1986, requires that ...
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US permanent resident working as an independent contractor in Spain

My suggestion is to setup a business in the US. It can be very inexpensive, my wife and I created a company (LLC) and we are then taxed as a C-Corp. For you it may be enough to just set up as an LLC. ...
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Landlord in Spain Withholding Apartment Deposit

Legal alien here. No, nothing to try afterwards, you should have tried before... Sure you're entitled to a legal action, but, well, I foresee tears and lost money. I have always lived in rented ...
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Non-EU spouse moving to Spain with EU National together

If by “tourist visa”, you mean a Schengen visa, then it's (in principle) not that complicated for the spouse of an EU citizen and I believe it is indeed the right procedure. If you look at the form ...
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Applying for jobs in the EU as a non-EU spouse

You can apply for jobs wherever you want but you can only work in the country that issued your residence card. If you find work in another country you will need to apply for an authorisation to work ...
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Options for EU person to move to Spain without a having secured apriori a job

Also all study programs like the bachelor, masters program at the local universities require a knowledge of spanish (B1 level), which she doesn't speak yet. That's not the biggest problem: she can ...
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What is needed and how much does it cost to get the tarjeta de la seguridad social in Spain?

I can't answer the question about Spanish citizens, but when I (UK citizen) obtained my social security card about 5 years ago it didn't cost me anything. Nor, for that matter, did registering for the ...
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If step son has Spanish citizenship, I have work permit, can my wife apply for residence/work visa in Spain?

As mentioned in the comments, the Zambrano case from the EUCJ is somewhat relevant but there are some important differences (in Zambrano, the child was already present in Belgium and schooled there) ...
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applying for nie spain. port of entry stamp

No. Citizens of the European Union do not get passport stamps when they enter other European Union countries. Because of this, it is extremely unlikely that anyone would tell you that you need such ...
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Foreign wife of British citizen in Spain

Since you've lived in Spain for over five years, your wife has acquired a right of permanent residence independent of her marriage to you. She will retain this if your marriage ends, whether by your ...
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12+ month business stay in Spain -- cost of life

I think this cannot really be answered, as it depends on your style of living. There are millions of people in spain that live on less than 1000 €, so obviously it is possible. If you are willing to ...
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Temporary Residency in Spain: Is there a better way?

Well, this is not a complete answer, but it's a start. In Spain, everyone agreed with some of the websites: get the NIE from the police. And the realtors and bankers also agreed with the websites, ...
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Accused in Spain, but no police interview

To find out the status you can go to the court's decanato and say that you want details of a denuncia which you believe has been made against you. Note that the Spanish justice system is very slow ...
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Is there a secure way to send a passport from the Netherlands to Spain?

We had a similar situation when there was no Canadian embassy in Netherlands. So the nearest was in UK or Austria. And on their website was clear instruction how to send and receive the passport with ...
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What is the best route for a dual EU/UK national to work remotely in Spain?

All options will require me to apply for residency and work permits, as far as I understand. Spain can (and as far as I'm aware does) require EU citizens to register, but their right to work in Spain ...
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Holding assets in the UK as non-citizen, non-resident

It's perfectly OK for non-citizens/non-residents to own property in the UK. (Indeed, many newly-built properties in London are snapped up sight unseen by absentee foreign buyers; it's gotten to the ...
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Working in the Netherlands as a Spanish resident

The details depend a bit on your citizenship, the nature of the work and possibly your status in Spain but basically you need a work permit/visa as you would if you would be coming directly from ...
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