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Expressions

EXPRESSIONS OFTEN USED ON FORMS

INFORMATION COMMON TO ALL FORMS

NIE – Foreigner identity number

PASSPORT NUMBER

FOREIGNER'S PERSONAL DETAILS:
1st surname
2nd surname
Forename
Place of birth
Date of birth
Sex (male / female)
Marital status (single / married / widowed / divorced / separated)
Country of birth
Nationality
Father's forename
Mother's forename
Address in Spain (street / square)
Number of building in street or square
Apartment number
Telephone number
Town / city
Postcode
Region

DETAILS OF APPLICANT'S LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE:

Forename and surname(s)
Nature of relationship with represented person (father / mother / legal guardian)
Signature

ADDRESS TO WHICH NOTIFICATIONS ARE TO BE SENT:

DECISION MADE:
Date
Authority
Granted
Refused
Date on which decision takes effect
Expiry date

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Use 2 digits for the day, 2 for the month and 4 for the year, in that order.

  • Place an X in the corresponding box.

  • Type or print using a black ballpoint pen.

  • Do not write in the shaded spaces.

  • Submit the original and a copy.

  • You must submit the original documents, which will be returned to you once they have been compared with the copies.

  • Free form. Sale prohibited.

VARIABLE DETAILS, DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF APPLICATION

RESIDENCY PERMIT APPLICATION

Initial temporary permit

Temporary permit, 1st renewal

Temporary permit, 2nd renewal:

  • General non-lucrative residency

  • Child of legal resident, born in Spain

  • Foreigner not born in Spain, child of Spaniard, child of legal resident or child in care

Permit due to exceptional circumstances:

  • Work-related integration

  • Social integration

  • Family integration

  • International protection

  • Displaced foreigners

  • Relatives of people granted asylum

  • Humanitarian reasons:

  • Victim of certain crimes (against workers' rights, based on discrimination or domestic violence)

  • Serious unforeseen illness that requires specialised healthcare unavailable in applicant's country of origin

  • Risk to applicant's safety or that of their family

  • Cooperation with administrative authorities

  • Cooperation with police, tax or judicial authorities

  • Public interest

  • National security

  • Minors in care who have not obtained a residency permit upon reaching adult age

Long-term permit:

  • Applicant has been a legal resident in Spanish territory for a continuous period of 5 years

  • Applicant is a resident who receives a contributory retirement pension

  • Applicant is a resident who receives a contributory pension for permanent total incapacity for work or severe disability

  • Applicant was born in Spain and, upon reaching adult age, can accredit legal residency in Spain for the 3 years prior to their application

  • Applicant was a native Spanish citizen and has lost Spanish nationality

  • Applicant was in the care of a Spanish public body for a period of 5 consecutive years immediately before reaching adult age

  • Applicant is a stateless person or a refugee

  • Applicant has notably contributed to Spain's economic, scientific or cultural progress or enhanced Spain's reputation abroad

WORK AND TEMPORARY RESIDENCY PERMIT APPLICATION

Information on permit applied for:

  • Initial permit for work for somebody else

  • Permit for work for somebody else, 1st renewal

  • Permit for work for somebody else, 2nd renewal

  • Initial permit for self-employment

  • Permit for self-employment, 1st renewal

  • Permit for self-employment, 2nd renewal

  • Change of sector of activity

  • Change of geographical area

  • Compatibility of work for somebody else / self-employment

  • Change of work for somebody else / self-employment

Specific circumstances cited:

  • Filling positions of responsibility

  • Spouse or child of a foreigner resident in Spain with a renewed permit, child of a naturalised Spaniard or EU citizen with a year's residency

  • Holder of a prior work permit wishing to renew it

  • Worker required for assembly due to upgrading of a system or production equipment

  • Applicant with refugee status during the year following end of employment

  • Applicant recognised as a stateless person in the year after having lost that status

  • Applicant responsible for parents or descendants with Spanish nationality

  • Applicant born and resident in Spain

  • Child or grandchild of native Spanish citizen

  • Foreign minor of working age with permit for residency in care

  • Holder of residency permit due to exceptional circumstances

  • Recipient of seasonal work permits for 4 calendar years

Previous status:

  • Holder of student permit for at least 3 years

  • Holder of residency permit

  • Holder of residency permit due to exceptional circumstances

  • Holder of prior work and residency permit

APPLICATION FOR A WORK AND TEMPORARY RESIDENCY PERMIT FOR EMPLOYMENT BY SOMEBODY ELSE FOR A SPECIFIC PERIOD

Reasons for access:
Season or campaign
Project or service
Specific groups (senior management, professional athletes, artists, others)
Training or work experience

Activity details:

  • Name / corporate name of company

  • Tax identity code or number of company

  • Activity of company (for example: agriculture, construction, hotel trade, trade, domestic services, etc.)

  • Occupation or place of work (for example: farm labourer, labourer, cook, sales assistant, domestic employee, etc.)

  • Address (street or square) / number (street or square) / apartment

  • Town / city

  • Postcode

  • Region of work centre

APPLICATION FOR A WORK AND TEMPORARY RESIDENCY PERMIT DUE TO TRANSNATIONAL SERVICE PROVISION

Reasons for access:

  • Temporary relocation of workers to fulfil a contract for the provision of services in Spain

  • Temporary relocation of workers to work centres in Spain belonging to the same company or business group

  • Temporary relocation of highly skilled workers to supervise or advise on projects or services in other countries

Details of applicant (company wishing to relocate workers or legal representative in Spain)

Details of company for which such services are to be provided

APPLICATION FOR WORK PERMIT IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Reasons for access:

  • Technical expert, researcher or scientist invited or contracted by the Spanish civil service or bodies belonging to it

  • Lecturer, technical expert, researcher or scientist invited or contracted by a Spanish university for teaching or academic work

  • Director or lecturer from renowned state-run or private cultural or educational institutions in other countries

  • Civil servant or military employee from foreign authorities, carrying out activities under cooperation agreements

  • Foreign media correspondent

  • Member of an international scientific mission carrying out duly authorised work and research in Spain

  • Artist involved in specific performances that do not entail continuous activity

  • Religious minister or member of the Church hierarchy or of a confession inscribed in the register of religious organisations

  • Representative of internationally recognised business organisations or unions
    Native Spanish citizen who has lost Spanish nationality

  • Minor of working age in the care of an organisation for the protection of children, for activities geared to social integration

WORK PERMIT APPLICATION

Reasons for access:

  • Holder of visitor's authorisation for studies or research

  • Spouse or child of a person who obtained residency through family reunification

  • Resident due to exceptional circumstances as a displaced foreigner or a relative of a refugee

  • Resident due to exceptional circumstances for humanitarian reasons

  • Resident due to exceptional circumstances as a result of cooperation with administrative, police, tax or judicial authorities

  • Resident due to exceptional circumstances in public interest or for national security

  • Resident due to exceptional circumstances as a minor in care who did not obtain a residency permit upon reaching adult age

  • Cross-border worker

JOB OFFER FOR FOREIGN WORKERS

Company:

  • Forename and surname(s)

  • In capacity as (chairman, manager, director, etc.)

  • National identity number / foreigner identity number (of person referred to above)

  • Official company name

  • Tax identity number / code (of company)

  • Social Security contribution account number (this shows that the company is registered in the Social Security system)

  • Economic activity (for example: agriculture, construction, hotel trade, trade, domestic services, etc.)

  • Head office (address of company)

  • Work centre (if company has more than one branch)

Conditions of offer:

1) Contract type (in the case of a project and service contract, specify service type).

2) The worker shall provide services as a ......, included in the professional category / group of ......, at the work centre located at (street) …..., (town / city) ......, (region) ....…

3) The contract signed shall have a duration of ......, and the worker shall be guaranteed continuous employment while their work permit is in force.

4) The payment for the services provided by the worker shall be a gross monthly sum of €......, in ...... payments.

5) The worker shall provide services for ...... hours per week, with the rest periods established by law.

6) The annual holiday period shall have a duration of ...... days.

7) This offer shall remain valid until a decision is made regarding the worker's permit.

Housing: Yes / No
Maintenance: Yes / No
Transport: Yes / No

Additional clauses.

APPLICATION FOR RESIDENCY PERMIT DUE TO FAMILY REUNIFICATION

Personal details of the foreigner requesting reunification
Type of permit held by the foreigner in question

Personal details of the foreigner who has joined or is to join the person requesting reunification in Spain
Relationship with the person requesting reunification

Details of the residency permit applied for

  • Relatives of the person requesting reunification who are Spanish residents and live with and depend on that person

  • Has the person requesting reunification simultaneously submitted other applications for residency due to family reunification, and/or are any such applications currently being processed?

NIE (FOREIGNER IDENTITY NUMBER) APPLICATION

Place of application for NIE:
Spain
Outside Spain
Embassy / consulate
Details of application:
Reason for applying for NIE(2): Economic
Professional
Social
Explanation: explain the specific reason for which an NIE is required, stating (as applicable) the organisation, institution or individual requesting it (civil service, financial institutions, etc.). Supporting documentation must be provided.

FOREIGNER IDENTITY CARD APPLICATION

Type of card applied for:

  • Stay for studies or research

  • Cross-border worker

  • Initial temporary residency permit

  • Temporary residency permit, 1st renewal

  • Temporary residency permit, 2nd renewal

  • Residency permit due to exceptional circumstances

  • Residency permit due to family reunification

  • Long-term residency permit

  • Initial work and residency permit

  • Work and residency permit, 1st renewal

  • Work and residency permit, 2nd renewal

  • Work permit for a specific period

  • Permit due to transnational nature of services

  • Work permit in special circumstances

  • Duplication of card (theft, loss, destruction or disablement)

  • Change of status

  • Change of card data