Under the ¨Resident NIE¨ you enjoy the same rights as a Spanish national.
EU CERTIFICATE IN SPAIN
Immigration advise for EU nationals who wish to live more than 90 days in Spain and get an EU Certificate.
What are the requirements to get an EU Certificate?
If you wont be Employed/Self-Employed:
- Showing that you have at least 8.000 EUR at a Spanish bank account.
- Showing you have a Insurance policy and will not need the help of the Spanish welfare system.
A Registration Certificate as an EU Resident (Certificado de registro como residente comunitario) certifies residence in Spain and includes the holders name, address, nationality, and foreigners tax identification number (Número de Identificación de Extranjero – NIE) along with the date of registration to get the Certificate.
Once issued this EU Certificate is valid indefinitely as long as the applicant’s personal circumstances stated on the application remain the same.Other documents required for this visa are a police clearance certificate and a medical certificate.
The Residence Certificate is a piece of paper or a laminated card showing the NIE number. It is not an identity document and the certificate should be carried with identification (such as a passport) at all times in order to be considered valid.
HOW TO REGISTER TO GET AN EU CERTIFICATE?
Within three months of arrival in Spain, application for a Certificate must be made at the Foreigner’s Office (Oficina de Extranjeros) or local police station in the province of intended residence. In some areas, an appointment can be made in advance.
If all paperwork is in order, the EU Certificate is issued immediately and is valid indefinitely. However, the relevant police or foreigner’s office should be notified of any change to personal status (marriage, divorce, change of address) using the same form EX18 and following the same process.
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