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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Moving to Spain from Germany with an EU blue card

It has been three years, and I have finally managed to get my residence permit in Spain. However EU blue card was of no use. EU blue card in Spain is very much unknown. I had to get EU permanent ...
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If I have a residence permit to stay in Spain as a US citizen, can I stay in Bulgaria past my 90/180 visa free stay for US passport holders?

A third-country national who does not have a Bulgarian residence permit or Bulgarian type D long-stay visa is limited to 90 days presence in Bulgaria in any 180-day period. Nationals of some ...
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What does Spain "do" with the address on an NIE?

When I went to the Comisaría de Extranjería to ask about it, they told me to use the address of the hostel that I was staying in while I looked for an apartment. And they sent the letter there (after ...
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What does Spain "do" with the address on an NIE?

(Disclaimer: I'm an EU Citizen and don't have experience of doing this for a non-EU citizen - your experience may vary). The Spanish Police/Ministry of the Interior themselves don't use the address ...
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Which visa for about a year in Spain with flexibility for Schengen?

The Schengen system is (mostly) concerned with short stays (defined as stays under 90 days of duration). There is no visa or permit that would allow a third-country national to stay in the whole ...
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How to bring my girlfriend permantly to Spain without getting married?

Student visa holders can work up to 30 hours a week after asking for authorization at the police (they usually give it). We went with the pareja de hecho thing in madrid and it went without a problem (...
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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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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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Can an American citizen get an NIE in Spain while on a no-visa 90-day visit?

The answer is Yes. I had been told by bankers and realtors that to get an NIE, you had to have an address, and to buy or rent a vivienda you had to have an NIE and a bank account. And you have to ...
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VAT on imported personal effects in Spain

Here is what I now know. If relocating to Spain, having been outside Spain for > 12 months. VAT (IVA) should be waived. The issue I have is that Customs (aduana) are asking for proof by way of a "...
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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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Primary school options with Castilian in/close to Barcelona

The situation may have changed, but in 2015 it was reported that the only options for Spanish-language primary education in Cataluña were 34 private schools. However, the same article also observes ...
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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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Spanish visa for non-EU unmarried partners

I believe we should be able to travel to Spain without a Schengen visa as NZL is on the proper list. Correct. Some information implies that there is a right to refuse entry without an onward ...
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Spanish visa for non-EU unmarried partners

Quick update after having attempted the process. The news isn't exactly great though. The documentation requirements are not spelled out anywhere and the government would tell us one thing and do ...
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Overstaying 90 days while waiting for the NIE in Spain

The NIE isn't particularly helpful; it's just a number. It's the card that you are really concerned about. I realize people call it an NIE but it is actually a permiso de residencia, a residence ...
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Moving to Spain prior to 31st March

I assume you are asking because you are a citizen of the UK. If this is not correct, please post a comment. If your wife is a Spanish citizen, she can of course move to Spain at any time, and so can ...
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What are the Red card requirements for Venezuelans?

To request international protection in Spain an asylum seeker must present a formal application to the competent authorities. There are two main ways to apply for asylum: in the Spanish territory or ...
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