General Information

Types of permits

  • Visa: where the applicant is outside Spain.
  • Residence permit: where the applicant is lawfully in Spain.

Duration of the permissions

  • Visa: 1 year, after which must apply for a residence permit.
  • Residence permit : 3 years.

Where submit applications for residence?

  • Visa: In Diplomatic Missions and Consular Offices. Embassies and consulates
  • Residence permit: in the unity of large companies and Strategic Collectives. UGE-CE

Necessary Documents

  • General documents:
    • Passport or NIE. The applicant must be 18 years.
    • Private and public medical insurance.
    • Criminal record. No criminal record in Spain and in countries where it has resided in the last 5 years.
    • Media accreditation sufficient economic for themselves and their family members during their period of residence in Spain.
  • Specific documents for each category:

    Consult each category.

Who presents the request?

  • In the case of investors and entrepreneurs, the interested party or a representative duly accredited.
  • In the case of highly qualified professionals, training and I + D + i and intra-company transfer, the legal entity that want to hire abroad.

Do you can renew?

It may request the renewal of a residence permit, always maintaining the initial conditions, by period of:

  • five years for the category investor.
  • Two years for the rest of the categories.

Can accompany relatives?

Family members may request, simultaneously or successively, the visa or residence authorization

  • the spouse or person with an analogous affective relationship.
  • minor children or greater than depend economically of the holder and have not been for themselves a family unit.
  • Ascendants.


beneficiary of permits obtained under the law 14/2013, and their families may:

  • work and reside in the entire national territory.
  • does not apply the national employment situation.
  • submitting the request for authorization of residence or renewal before the UGE-CE automatically extends the validity of residency status & nbsp; or stay outside of the holder.
  • Deadlines quicker to resolve:
    • Visa: 10 working days
    • Authorizations & nbsp; of residence: 20 working days