(Abstract of the 3 fundamental requirements, at the end of the article).
It can only be requested by a member of the family, direct or indirect, of the citizen of the European Union, as long as it is a question of living together.
Who is considered the direct family?
– Spouse or registered partner (pareja de hecho).
– The ascendants in our charge, of the citizen of the European Union or of the spouse.
– Descendants under 21 years of age, or over 21 years old in our charge, of the citizen of the European Union or of the spouse.
Who is considered the indirect family?
– Unregistered partner with a child in common.
– Grandchildren at our expense.
– The grandparents at our expense.
– Brothers at our expense.
This residence permit can only be requested when the person concerned is already in Spain. If not yet, in order for you to enter the country you will need the citizen of the European Union to send you this apostilled documentation:
– Certified copy of the DNI or the NIE and the certificate of citizen of the European Union.
– Certificate of registration (empadronamiento).
– Notarial certificate attesting to the wish that the interested party comes to live in Spain with the citizen of the European Union.
– Accreditation of family ties.
Once the interested party has received these documents, he can either apply for a visa or enter Spain directly.
If you need a visa for the reunification of a family member of the citizen of the European Union, you must contact the Spanish consulate in your country of origin. You will need to bring the documents proving the family ties.
If you do not need a visa, you can enter Spain directly and you only need to have documents proving the family ties, as they will be required when crossing the border post.
Conditions for the person who wishes to apply for the residence card of a family member of an EU citizen:
– Be a member of the family (direct or indirect) of the citizen of the European Union.
– Already be in Spain.
– Living with the citizen of the European Union.