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Family Reunification Visa in Spain

The family reunification is a great way to unite the whole family, if you or a close family member, already have a residence permit to live in Spain.

  • Benefits of European residency in the country for all the family.
  • Same rights as the family member who already has their residence permit.
  • Simple process and documentation easy to prepare.
  • Travel freely around the Schengen area, no extra visas required.
  • One-year residence permit, renewable every year as long as the same conditions are met.

Get established in record time with the Family Reunification Visa

If you or a close family member already have a residence permit for Spain, the family reunification visa is the perfect way to unite the whole family:

  • All close family members eligible – Spouse / civil partner and children under 18. If you have a residence permit classed as long term, dependent parents can be eligible too. Ask us for more details.
  • Simple process. The requirements are straightforward, and with the help of our team, the documentation is easy to prepare.
  • Short waiting time. Once we submit the application, you’ll have an answer within a maximum of three months, often even sooner.
Once granted the family reunification visa, 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.
  • Entitled to the same rights as the family member who already has their residence permit.
  • One year residence permit, renewable each year as long as the same conditions are met.

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If you’ve spent hours online studying the legal requirements for your situation, comparing outdated information on faceless websites, and getting lost in bureaucratic jargon, you can stop your search here.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

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 the application for your Family Reunification Visa smooth, quick and stress-free.

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


  • Initial review to confirm the applicant(s) are eligible and advise you on the best procedure. 
  • Full explanation and detailed information on every document needed, requirements in terms of formats, translations etc. We also guide you through completing the application form, and meticulously check everything is correct before submitting. 
  • Local knowledge and contacts to get you the right appointment at the right office with zero time wasted due to admin details.  
  • Progress tracking of your application with the appropriate embassies and authorities to make sure you never miss a notification or a deadline.
  • Management of the 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 family reunification visa. 
  • Dedicated member of our team available throughout the process to answer any questions or solve any problems you may have. 
  • No wasting time contacting different companies or agencies in future. We can assist you with visa renewals, as well as any Property, Tax or Business legal matters.  

    What are the requirements?

    It’s important to note that this visa is only for the family of a non-EU citizen who has a residence permit in Spain. If the person residing in Spain is an EU citizen, you’ll need a different type of Visa – please consult Family Member of an EU Citizen.

    The criteria for the Family Reunification Visa are quite straightforward:


    • The family member’s current residence permit – the family member has to have lived in Spain for one year, and have at least a year remaining on their permit.
    • Proof of employment of the Spain resident, and/or sufficient funds. We will give you all of the information on how to prove this. 
    • Proof of family connection – Marriage / civil partnership certificate, birth certificate etc.
    • Health insurance coverage. 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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      Don't take our word for it! Check out what our former clients have to say about us!

      Sara NiegoSara Niego
      17:18 31 Jul 22
      We have received an exceptional help and advise on purchasing a property in southern Spain from Sandra and Julia. The entire process can be quite complicated however the Carbray personnel made it easy and smooth. We would recommend their services to our friends and family.
      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.
      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.

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