LONG-TERM RESIDENCY

LA RESIDÈNCIA DE LLARGA DURADA

Foreigners who are able to show that they have been legally and continuously resident in Spain for the previous 5 years may obtain a long-term residency permit (autorització de residència de llarga durada). It is also possible for other foreigners to obtain a long-term residency permit in exceptional cases, such as native Spanish citizens who have lost Spanish nationality, or residents who receive a contributory retirement pension (pensió contributiva de jubilació) or a contributory pension for permanent total incapacity for work or severe disability (pensió contributiva d’incapacitat permanent absoluta o de gran invalidesa).

As a permanent resident, you are entitled to live in Spain indefinitely and to work in the country under the same conditions as Spanish citizens.