Obtaining the permanent residence card of a family member of an EU citizen in Spain

Family members of a Spanish citizen or of another Member State of the European Union, or of another State party to the Agreement on the EEA Area or Switzerland, who do not hold the nationality of one of these States, and who meet the established requirements, shall have the right to reside in Spain on a permanent basis.



Family members of a citizen of Spanish nationality, of another Member State of the European Union or of another State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland, who do not have the nationality of one of the aforementioned States and meet the requirements established and detailed below, may apply for the permanent residence card, which is valid for 10 years from the date of issue and is automatically renewed.

Family members of a citizen are defined as

  1. Spouse.
  2. Their direct descendants.
  3. Their direct ascendants.
  4. The members of his or her family who were dependent on him or her in the country of origin.
  5. To their family members who, for health reasons, have to move to the EU citizen’s residence.
  6. Unregistered unmarried partners in a stable relationship.

The conditions for granting a permanent residence card to a family member of the EU citizen are as follows:

  • Being a member of the family and having resided legally in Spain for a continuous period of five years, as long as the family relationship that gave him/her the right to the initial residence is maintained.
  • Have resided in Spain as a family member of a Union citizen who has been an employed or self-employed worker and has acquired the right of permanent residence before the end of the five-year residence period.
  • Have maintained the right of residence under the Union citizen regime on a personal basis due to death, annulment, particularly difficult circumstances, proof of the validity of a judicial decision, or mutual agreement between the parties that determines the right of access of the family member, to the minor child, who resides in Spain.
  • Residing in Spain as a member of the family of a Union citizen who dies in the course of his/her active life, prior to acquiring the right of permanent residence, and provided that the circumstances mentioned above are met.


Services included

  • We prepare for you all the documentation required for the processing of the certificate.
  • Guidance and assistance throughout the whole process, from the application to obtaining the registration.
  • Appointment request to be able to go to the corresponding office in your city of residence.
  • We request the appointment depending on your date of arrival in Spain and personal commitments, but always taking into account the legal deadlines that you have to meet to make your application in a timely manner.
  • We will keep you informed so that you do not forget to carry out this procedure and to coordinate the whole process. Book it now and don’t worry about it!


Once you contract this service and your order is formalized, your Campussing assistant will contact you to guide you with any questions you have regarding the documentation to submit, as well as to inform you of the whole process and ask you for the documents that we will need for the correct execution of the service.

Don’t worry, we will prepare and complete all the documents, forms and applications that need to be submitted in order to carry out the process correctly.  In addition, we will take care of requesting and coordinating the necessary appointments with the administration, trying whenever possible, to make an appointment on a day and time that suits you.  We take care of everything!


Please note:

  • This service includes accompaniment on the day of the appointment to guide you through the entire process and to make the presentation of the correct documentation.
  • Your Campussing assistant will be waiting for you at the appointment site to assist you at all times in English or Spanish. It is perfect if you do not speak Spanish because we will help you to communicate with the administration officials. If you need us to assist you in another language, you can request it but this will have an additional cost.
  • The price established on the web for this service, does not include the costs of immigration fees that must be paid separately by the applicant (See section Fees).


Optional services

  • Payment of immigration fees: if you want us to pay the fees for this process, mandatory and personal requirement to process the certificate, you must pay them in advance and separately as they are not included in the price of our service. At the time of requesting the service you can select, payment of fee Yes or NO. If you want us to do this management for you, select Yes and avoid the walk and wait at the bank. If you prefer to do it personally you can do it by yourself. If you are not sure at this moment press no and if you need it later tell us.
  • Transfers: if you wish, on the day of the appointment your Campussing assistant can also pick you up at a meeting point, if possible at your hotel or home and take you to the office where the appointment has been arranged, as long as it is within the same city. At the end of the meeting he/she will take you back to the meeting point.


Immigration Fees

  • Some immigration processes require applicants to mandatory pay a personal immigration Tax at the time of the application. 

If you want us to pay on your behalf and in advance the immigration tax for your procedure, please include the following service in order for us to make the payment in advance and being able to speed the application process up, avoiding that you need to complete the forms and make the payment at the bank. The service cost is specify below.

Please note that the cost of the personal immigration tax that we pay on your behalf, it will need to be refund additional after to Campussing and onve we justify the payment to you. 


Campussing service for payment of immigration taxes (1 service per tax)


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