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EU Registration & Residence Permit in Spain

If you already have European citizenship, then you have the right to live and work in Spain with no other requirement other than registrating. Get in touch and we’ll help you speed up the process so you can enjoy all the benefits.

Get established in record time with the EU Registration Certificate

Why Spain?

We live in an ever-changing world and you and your family might be looking for better opportunities and a healthier lifestyle abroad.

As a European citizen, you have the freedom to choose where to live and work, and you couldn’t make a better choice than Spain.

Spain has quickly become a privileged country to establish, invest and create new projects, due to the high levels of quality of life, low costs of living, sunshine almost all year round, openness, entrepreneurship and a community of active expats.

There has never been a better time to make this place your home.

What permits do you need?

Any national from the European Union, European Economic Area or Switzerland who plans to spend more than 90 days in Spain, need to register with the local authorities to get a foreigner registration number (NIE) and the corresponding residence permit.

These are all you need to gain access to all of the same working and living rights as Spanish citizens. Cut the waiting time, paperwork, and avoid the risks of going it alone with our help.

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If you’ve spent hours online studying the legal requirements for your situation, comparing outdated information on faceless websites, and getting lost in bureaucratic jargon, you can stop your search here.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

How we work:

  • All of the advice and local knowledge you need, from a multilingual team. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when dealing with unfamiliar systems and admin processes. With Carbray you’ll be fully informed and prepared.
  • Full breakdown and checklist of every document you need and the requirements in terms of formats, translations etc. You won’t slip up because of paperwork formalities. Immigration officers frequently praise the meticulous preparation of our clients’ applications.
  • Local contacts to get you a quicker appointment. Rest assured you’ll always be in the right place at the right time.
  • Coordinating all the steps and keeping you on track with timing so that you never miss a deadline.
  • Experts in all areas of expat legal services. You won’t need to waste time searching for various agencies and companies. From Tax to Property to Business, we help our international clients with all of their legal needs.

What are the requirements?

The criteria for the certificate of registration of an EU citizen are very straightforward:

  • Sufficient economic resources. This can be demonstrated in various ways for example payslips or bank statements. We’ll guide you on this.
  • ‘Empadronamiento’ ie proof of your place of residence in Spain.
  • Necessary personal documentation – passport as proof of European citizenship
  • Health insurance – only if you are retired or won’t be employed or self-employed within the Spanish system.

You’re in good hands!

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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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