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EU family permit

If you or a close family member is a European citizen, this EU permit is the better way to unite the whole family in Spain.

  • Benefits of European residency in Spain for all your family.
  • Simple process and documentation easy to prepare.
  • Freedom of travel around the whole 26 countries of the Schengen area, within extra visas.
  • 5-year residence permit
  • If you stay continuously in Spain for 5 years you can request permanent residency.

Benefits

If you or a close family member is an EU citizen, the EU family permit is the perfect way to unite the whole family in Spain:

  • All close family members eligible – Spouse / civil partner, children under 21, dependent parents. (There are circumstances in which older children and members of your wider family can be eligible, if you live together and they are economically dependent on you. Ask us for more details.)
  • Simple process. The requirements are straightforward, and the documentation is easy to prepare.
  • Short waiting time. Once you submit the application, you’ll have an answer within a maximum of three months, often even sooner.

Once granted the European family permit, you or the family member(s) applying will enjoy all of the benefits of Spanish residency:

  • Freedom of travel throughout the whole Schengen area. No extra visas required.
  • Right to work or be self employed in Spain
  • Stay for up to 5 years (Without the permit, the longest a non-EU family member can stay is 3 months). If you live in Spain continuously for those 5 years you can then request permanent residency.

    Choose Carbray! We have helped hundreds of clients in the same situation as you!

    At Carbray we know that your immigration process is not just about the paperwork. It means open doors and exciting opportunities. It means a new future.

    If you’ve spent hours online studying the legal requirements for your situation, comparing outdated information on faceless websites, and getting lost in bureaucratic jargon, you can stop your search here.

    Our team of immigration lawyers in Spain have been creating a smooth, speedy and stress free path for our clients for more than a decade. We’ll guide you through the whole process, so you can take this important step in your life confident that every detail has been taken care of by an expert.

    Our next success story is yours.

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    Iris Galván

    Immigration | Nationality | Global Mobility

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    Immigration | Nationality

    Find out if the EU family permit is right for you and your family

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    Don't take our word for it! Check out what our former clients have to say about us.

    S. ParkS. Park
    12:56 25 May 22
    I have over 20+ years of experience working with various kinds of lawyers in New York, Boston, Zurich, Barcelona and Tokyo. Evelyn Romero was hands down the best immigration attorney! Evelyn is extremely knowledgeable and proactive with impeccable attention to detail, responsive and personable communication, and a kind and professional approach. I’m very happy I found her and I highly recommend Evelyn Romero to anyone looking for a highly skilled, no hassle immigration attorney.
    Nick AmadoNick Amado
    09:41 17 May 22
    I have been working with Carbray for several years, since they assisted with the initial visa application for my life in Spain. All of the attorneys that have worked with me for the last four years have been professional, forthright and prompt in their replies. If you are looking for knowledgeable and professional people to help guide you through the daunting process of dealing with a new government to process your immigration, I can recommend Carbray International with the highest degree of confidence!
    Kim BingleyKim Bingley
    09:57 13 May 22
    We cannot thank Carbray enough for all their help and support throughout our NLV process. Magdalena and her team have been so amazing and so helpful and we couldn't have done this without them. They reply to every phone call and email instantly and are always there to help through what can be quite a stressful process at times. I would recommend Carbray to anyone thinking about starting to apply for their Spanish visa!!
    Anne-Laure GoryAnne-Laure Gory
    11:57 02 May 22
    Laia Fernandez has done an outstanding job with my divorce case and I can not thank you enough for that. She was able to explain to me all the steps very clearly and was very proactive. She really made it simple & transparent. The fact that she is bilingual (English/Spanish) also helped a lot !Thank you once again Laia for everything !
    helen mayallhelen mayall
    11:41 02 May 22
    We used Carbray International Law Firm to obtain NLV Visas for Spain. I’m so glad we did! We were allocated our own Lawyer Magdalena Barrueto, and she was always at hand to guide us through the process and answer any of our questions or concerns.I would recommend this Law firm without hesitation.Excellent service, no messing and timely. I would definitely use again.
    GCGC
    08:41 14 Feb 22
    We applied for a 1 year non-lucrative visa, the visa team led by Magdalena Barrueto provided a first-class exceptional service to us. The process of applying for the visa is long and complex, however with the professionalism, expertise, guidance and support of the team we successfully received our visas. The team led us through the process in a clear and concise way, providing important support with the translation of documents. We cannot recommend Carbray highly enough.
    Gregory RodriguezGregory Rodriguez
    19:05 23 Jan 22
    Dealing with the bureaucracy in Spain can be intimidating for newcomers. It’s also confusing! This is particularly true when applying for residency. Carbray International did an excellent job shepherding my wife and me through the process. We’re very pleased with their work and recommend their services in the highest possible terms.
    Dan SDan S
    12:53 05 Jan 22
    They held our hands through out the whole process of becoming a citizen of Spain. Amazing service. Thank you so much for all your help
    Sachin ShahSachin Shah
    13:39 05 Nov 21
    Carbray International Law Firm was an absolute god send. I am so delighted with the outcome of my case. My lawyer, Magdalena was very efficient, was able to communicate and be very knowledgeable about the subject matter at hand. Furthermore, Michelle who assisted me on the day was very charismatic and friend to calm my nerves. Both of them made my application process extremely easy. I would not hesitate to recommend Carbray.
    Rose DonnaRose Donna
    10:28 05 Nov 21
    From the moment we started working with the Carbray team, my husband and I have had the most professional service. Starting with them reaching out to us right away from our first inquiry. Even in the midst of the pandemic the team was efficient and dealt with all delays.Their communication has been top notch as well. Not once through the entire visa process did we have to wait for a response or wonder about next steps. Their entire process was laid out clearly and we're very helpful following up on questions.We had called a few other firms that were not very responsive. We're so happy that we found Carbray. They are an excellent firm and we highly recommend them.
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    Process with CARBRAY

    We’ve helped hundreds of successful applicants to gain European residency. Our lawyers have all the contacts and know-how to make applying for your EU family permit smooth, quick and stress free.

    You can relax knowing that you can rely on our team for everything you need.

     

    • Our team will guide you through the full breakdown and checklist of every document needed and the requirements in terms of formats, translations etc, as well as assisting you step by step with completing the application form. Immigration officers and embassy staff frequently comment on how well prepared our clients’ application files are.
    • We have local knowledge and contacts to get you the right appointment at the right office with zero time wasted due to admin details.
    • We track the progress of your application with the appropriate embassies and authorities to make sure you never miss a notification or a deadline.
    • We’ll also manage the whole confirmation process once your application is approved, including registering with the local authorities and collecting your official visa documentation, through which you’ll gain access to all the benefits of your European family permit.
    • You’ll have a dedicated member of our team available throughout the process to answer any questions or solve any problems you may have.
    • You won’t need to waste time contacting different companies or agencies in future. We can assist you with visa renewals and applying for permanent residency after the first 5 years, as well as any Property, Tax or Business legal matters.

      What are the requirements?

      The criteria for the EU family permit are simple:

      • Evidence of the family connection through a marriage / civil partnership certificate, birth certificate.
      • Proof of employment of the EU citizen, and/or sufficient funds. We will give you all of the information on how to prove this.
      • Private Spanish health insurance. We can advise you on how to set this up.
      • Necessary documentation – correctly completed application form, passport with correct validity, criminal record checks, medical certification, bank statements etc.

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