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NIE You obtain NIE by registering with Foreigners and Borders department of the National Police ("Comisaría General de Extranjería y Fronteras"). See the list of the offices. Note, that since quite a few years, there is separate, much easier and faster process for EU nationals ("comunitarios"), so don't make the mistake of wasting long hours in general ...


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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 your employer on company letterhead, or other similar proof.


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I don't know this part of EU law well enough to give a definitive answer regarding its interpretation and application in practice but requiring sufficient resources is definitely allowed. My reading of the relevant directive and my understanding of the general logic of the system is that non-economically active EU citizens should not be a burden to the host ...


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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 requirement. In fact, that permit, which should be endorsed "family member of a citizen of the European Union" (or the equivalent in Spanish) is evidence of their ...


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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'll also need proof of the relationship, which for spouses will normally be the marriage certificate. The marriage certificate and other documents, if needed, ...


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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 to be quite low there is nonetheless a large dose of right wing hysteria that tens of thousands of people are doing this every year. It's why in recent years ...


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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 the Japanese consulate in Madrid to be a valid wedding. It's probably easier for your partner to investigate this than for me, because I don't read Japanese. ...


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The full list of visas to enter Spain for longer than 90 days is extensive. You can see an example here. The issue is that the best visa for you would depend on what your goal is while you are in Spain. For instance, if you are a student or a scientist, there are specific visas you need to ask. If you are going to work for a business in Spain that is going ...


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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 Spanish residents. Para poder adquirir la consideración de familia numerosa, sus miembros deberán ser españoles o nacionales de un estado miembro de la ...


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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 example in Hungary you have to appear in person with the car at one of the test centres, so buying a Hungarian car outside of Hungary is basically impossible), ...


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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 income to support the person who is applying to join them. To bring one family member over you need a monthly income of 800€. You must have resided in Spain ...


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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. This art. 10 RC is valid for 5 years and permits working. There is a lot more detail between the lines, but these are the main items


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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 spouse establishes residence in Spain. You will not be able to work unless you have a Spanish residence permit. It is unlikely that the two of you will be ...


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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. Have your company invoice the Spanish company for your work. you then tax your income in the US. The added benefit is that you can let your business pay for a ...


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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 places in Spain. About 7 with full contracts and security deposits. Only one gave me back the full deposit but it was a short term rent. Few returned part of it ...


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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 you will see that family members of EU citizens do not need to fill the boxes marked with an “*”, including all the info about income and the like (there is a ...


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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 there (if it's only temporary work) and another residence permit (if you want to stay there more than three months). If your spouse is moving with you, then ...


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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 probably get to B1 in Spanish before she can get her current degree homologado by the Spanish ministry of education, which is a prerequisite for any public ...


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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 tarjeta sanitaria. The only key piece of documentation which I had to pay for was the NIE.


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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) and it would seem difficult to use in practice. If you were already living in Spain and faced with deportation or somehow trying to legalize your situation it ...


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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 a stamp for your application. Where did you get this information? As an EU citizen, in fact, you can apply for a residence certificate and NIE at the same ...


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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 do with that level, only you can answer.


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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, that they can't do anything for me until I have the NIE. But the websites and friends also said you can't get an NIE unless you already have a domicile. And ...


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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 but expects everyone else to be very fast. It's quite possible that nothing will happen for three months and then you'll get a notification of a trial date in a ...


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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 DHL. DHL courier service allows you to send passports. I also know that in Ukraine TNT was responsible for delivering passports within the country. Looks ...


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Spain is part of the European Union. There can be some minutes differences in procedures and interpretation but broadly speaking, it means that: You can import just about anything for your personal use from other EU countries, including the UK. The only major exception beyond things that are illegal in most European countries are “means of transport” (i.e. ...


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The US embassy site ( http://madrid.usembassy.gov/citizen-services/faq-spain.html ) states that since the US does not have an agreement with Spain, you have to take the driving test (theoretical and practical, or maybe just one, I have no idea as I don't live in Spain, but a compulsory medical test also for those who just exchange the license is mentioned) ...


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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 point where developers routinely market new developments to buyers in Asia before they go on the market in London.) I presume you plan to rent your UK property ...


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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 outside the European Union (usually something called a Gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid). For less than three months, you might also be able to stay ...


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